Chancellorsville Visitor Center Closed Beginning Dec. 23
The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed for renovation work until March 15, when we expect to open on a limited basis. The information desk, restrooms, and bookstore will open then, but exhibits will be closed as we install new.
Exhibit renovations at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Exhibits are currently unavailable at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, as we remove old exhibits and prepare the building for new exhibits in June 2014. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.
A recent update to National Park Service planning processes has halted Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania's work on a new General Management Plan. Superintendent Russ Smith offered this note of explanation for more details:
Dear Friends of the Park,
Work on the park's General Management Plan has been discontinued. The National Park Service is moving toward a more streamlined, less expensive planning process which will concentrate on critical issues facing each park, rather than covering a broad array of issues. In the case of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP, that means finalizing the Foundation Document part of the General Management Plan which will become a stand-alone document. The Foundation Document looks at the Purpose, Significance, Resources Values, and Interpretive Themes of the park
Click here to read our current General Management Plan.
Did You Know?
In 2003, a monument to the 7th Michigan Infantry was placed where that unit crossed the Rappahannock River into the streets of Fredericksburg. It was the first Union regiment to cross the river during the Battle of Fredericksburg.The monument is on Sophia Street at the foot of Hawke Street.