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.
Old Salem holiday music program canceled for 12/8
The holiday music program at Old Salem Church is canceled for Sunday, Dec. 8, due to inclement weather.
Park closing Sunday, 12/8 due to inclement weather
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is closed Sunday, Dec. 8, including all park buildings and park-use-only roadways.
Since the park has been repeatedly disturbed, opportunistic exotic plants have invaded the native woodlands, and in some cases, reached possible problem stages. Some of these problem plants are: Japanese honeysuckle, English ivy, kudzu vine, princess tree, ailanthus, bamboo, multi-flora rose, periwinkle and mimosa.
The park is actively working to control these exotic invaders.
Did You Know?
Chancellorsville is Lee's greatest victory, but also a Pyrrhic victory. After the battle Lee was very depressed. His army gained no ground, his army lost a much higher percent, his army failed to achieve their objective (destruction of the Union army) and they lost Stonewall Jackson.