• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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?

Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville

The battle of Chancellorsville was the biggest mismatch of the war. Yet the smaller Confederate army of 60,000 defeated the larger force of 130,000 - the biggest army of the war.