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June 25, 2014
Voices from the Storm at Historic Tredegar
The National Park Service will present "Voices from the Storm" at Historic Tredegar.

June 14, 2014
Childrens Programs 2014
Calling all kids! Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP will offer a number of kids' programs this summer.

May 16, 2014
Grand Opening of New Exhibits at Chancellorsville Visitor Center
National Park Service pleased to announce opening of new exhibits at Chancellorsville Visitor Center.

April 21, 2014
National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day
National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day to be celebrated at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

April 14, 2014
Living History Schedule
Park unveils Living History schedule for upcoming 150th anniversary programs.

March 28, 2014
UMW Historians to Discuss "Civil War: The Untold Story"
University of Mary Washington Historians will join producer Chris Wheeler for a panel discussion of the acclaimed public television series "Civil War: The Untold Story."

December 21, 2013
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center to Close during Renovations
The National Park Service wants to inform the public that the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park visitor center at Chancellorsville Battlefield will be closing for up to six weeks, starting December 23.

December 09, 2013
Special Tour, Ceremony to Mark 151st Anniversary of Battle of Fredericksburg
Special Tour, Ceremony to Mark 151st Anniversary of Battle of Fredericksburg.

December 08, 2013
151st Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg
A ceremony to mark the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15.

November 24, 2013
Civil War Santa to Visit Chatham
Santa will visit Chatham Manor on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1-4 p.m.

November 24, 2013
Twenty-ninth Annual Holiday Music Program at Old Salem Church
The Holiday Music Program at Old Salem Church will be held on Sunday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m.

November 14, 2013
A Public Commemorative Reading of the Gettysburg Address
A Public Commemorative Reading of the Gettysburg Address will be held on Tuesday, November 19, in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

October 25, 2013
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center to be Closed October 28 and 29
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center to be Closed October 28 and 29

September 17, 2013
Special Bus Tour of the Mine Run Campaign
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will offer a special 150th anniversary tour of the Mine Run Campaign.

September 12, 2013
National Park Service Unveils New Education Platform on Web
On September 12, 2013 the National Park Service announced new education offerings on its website.

August 19, 2013
Lucy Lawliss selected as new superintendent of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Lucy Lawliss has been selected to succeed Russ Smith as the superintendent of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Did You Know?

Chatham Gardens

Walt Whitman's book "The Wound Dresser" contains a passage about his experience at Chatham during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He mentions a tree which is still standing in the front yard of Chatham.