• Fredericksburg Battlefield: Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House sunrise

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

Laws & Policies

Walking tour at Chancellorsville

Understanding park rules and regulations makes for a safe and pleasant visit.

NPS Photo

Park Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations that govern Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP can be found in full in the Superindendent's Compendium (2014).

Permits and Policy Guidelines:

Application for Special-Use Permit (Including for Group-Events)

Photography and Filming Guidelines

Photography and Filming Permit-Application (long form)

Photography and Filming Permit-Application (short form)

Firearms in National Parks:

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

For more information, please visit: www.nps.gov/nero/firearms/




Did You Know?

Confederate artillerists on Marye's Heights

Marye's Heights is what Civil War soldiers called the high ground immediately west of Fredericksburg. It would be more accurate to call it Willis Heights. The heights consisted of two hills where the Willis and Marye families lived prior to the war. Willis Hill is the larger of the two hills.