Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
The exhibits and film at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center are closed due to renovation work. We expect to reopen with new exhibits in the spring of 2014. The bookstore and visitor center at Chancellorsville are open daily.
Delayed opening of park on Tuesday, 12/10 due to inclement weather
Park visitor centers and roads are currently scheduled to open at 11 a.m. For the latest updates on park delays and closures, please follow this link to the park's Facebook page. More »
More than 15,300 candles will light the Fredericksburg National Cemetery for the fifteenth annual luminaria honoring those who have given their lives for their country.
This commemoration will take place Saturday May 29, 2010 (rain date, Sunday, May 30, 2010). The program extends from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm in the cemetery. It will remain open until the luminaria lights are out.
The program includes a historical walking tour to view the thousands of lighted candles. Each honors one of the soldiers buried in the cemetery, situated atop the battlefield landmark known during and after the Civil War as Marye's Heights. Taps will be played every 30 minutes.
Due to limited parking, a free shuttle service will operate from the University of Mary Washington parking-lot on the corner of William Street and Sunken Road. Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot behind the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, with another shuttle operating between that point and the cemetery.
Volunteers make this event possible, your support is greatly appreciated.
A service project by:
* The Commonwealth Girl Scout Council
* Boy Scouts of America
* Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields
* Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Did You Know?
Both Ellwood and Chatham were owned by the Lacy family during the Civil War. Both houses are part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.