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 »
The regional climate is characterized by mild winters and warm, humid summers. The mean annual temperatures is 56 degrees Fahrenheit. The average summer temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Daytime highs during the summer are in the upper 80s, and nighttime lows are in the lower 60s. Daytime highs in the winter are in the upper 40s, and nighttime lows are in the middle 20s. The growing season, defined as the period between the average date of the last spring freeze (April 23) and the average date of the first fall freeze (October 17), is 178 days.
Precipitation is well distributed throughout the year, with the minimum amount in August and the maximum in February. The annual average precipitation, some of which occurs in the form of snowfall, is 40 inches. Snowfall in the Fredericksburg area averages 16 inches a year, but yearly amounts are extremely variable. Thunderstorm activity occurs on about 40 days each year, which is near the average for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Did You Know?
Hazel Grove was a plateau of high ground that General Hooker gave up on the early morning of May 3, 1863. Realizing that this ground was the key to winning the battle, the Confederates quickly seized it and concentrated artillery which had an advantageous position to the Union artillery at Fairview.