Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown.
Chancellorsville 150th Anniversary
The park will observe the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville with special programs May 1-10.Read More
Visiting the Park
Wondering how best to explore the park? Go here for building and park hours, special event listings, regulations, and tips on what not to miss!Read More
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Battle of Fredericksburg
Many remember Fredericksburg for disastrous Union frontal assaults, but what is the full story behind the December 1862 Confederate victory?Read More
Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House
With Grant commanding all armies in 1864, the war took a sharp turn south. The essence of changing war lingers here in remaining trenches and woods.Read More
Teachers of Young Historians
Looking for programs for young visitors? Reserve teaching materials, request an education program, or plan your school visit to the park!Read More
Did You Know?
The longest sustained intense fight of the Civil War occured at the Bloody Angle, a slight bend on the west side of the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania. For up to 20 hours men were engaged in hand-to-hand combat that not even darkness put an end to.