Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
As the park nears the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg, it continues to offer compelling history programs that integrate first-person accounts and reach out to diverse audiences with stories about civilian and military life during the Civil War. Read more
Did You Know?
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.