• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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  • Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

    Exhibits and the film are currently unavailable at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center while we prepare the building for new exhibits. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

  • Exhibit renovations at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

    Exhibits are currently unavailable at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, as we remove old exhibits and prepare the building for new exhibits in June 2014. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

While Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park was set aside to preserve and save the memory of those that fought and died on this hallowed ground, there are many natural features that have been preserved in the park.

Visitors to the Fredericksburg area experience a wide diversity of ecosystems and biological communities. With elevation in the park ranging from near sea level to over 350 feet, a wide diversity of animals and plants inhabit the rolling countryside. Ponds, streams, wetlands, forests, and meadows are all found within the 7,600 acres of the park, and each feature makes its unique contribution to the natural tapestry.

Did You Know?

Todd's Tavern

The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.