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?
The famous photo of the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg was taken on May 3, 1863 during the 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg. The dead are members of Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade.