Kids & Youth

Child plays drum during living history event under supervision of Union drummer with Chatham Manor in background

A child enjoys participating in a living history event at Chatham Manor

NPS Photo

Want to learn more about the battlefields in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park? Do you know how to preserve and protect these sacred places like the National Park Service does?

There are a lot of ways to learn about our battlefields and to be involved in taking care of them. Visit the park, take a hike on one of our trails, read a book about the Civil War, explore our virtual classroom program (see below), or ask your teacher about Civil War battlefields. Become a Junior Ranger to explore the history of the park and its battlefields and to learn how to preserve our grounds.

Virtual Classroom home page

Explore our community's stories on and off the battlefield!

Explore the Battlefield Online

Want to know more about the Battle of Fredericksburg? You can learn about the battle through the eyes of the people who experienced it right from your computer! Check out Community at War, our interactive website that helps you explore the stories from the battlefield and town. Have questions for our rangers but can't make it to the park? Community at War lets you submit questions to park staff which they will answer online.

Click here to start exploring!

Children participate in a kids program with wooden muskets

Summer 2015 Children's Programs!

Civil War Discovery Children's Programs, 60-minute programs beginning at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center with different topics featured each week.

June 12 - August 7, Fridays at 11:00

Soldier Life Children's Program, a 60-minute program beginning at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center exploring the life of a soldier.

June 13 - August 8, Saturdays at 11:00

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