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

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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    The Chatham exit road will be closed from September 2-5, 2014 as part of the project to restore the historic viewshed from Chatham Manor. The road will be closed at all times. Please use the Chatham entrance road as a two-way road. More »

Virtual Tour, Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor was built by William Fitzhugh during the years 1768-1771. During the Civil War it played a vital role as a Union headquarters, hospital and soup kitchen. The ridge was lined by artillery during the Fredericksburg Campaign. Read more about Chatham's history by clicking here.
Chatham Exhibits

Chatham Exhibits

Today Chatham Manor is the headquarters of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. About half of the main building and most of the out buildings are office space. The main building has five rooms of exhibits. Park volunteers give tours of the buildings. A 12 minute film is shown on the history of Chatham and a 32 minute film explains the Fredericksburg civilian experience during the Civil War.
Chatham gardens
The backyard contains a garden and statues
Front lawn of Chatham Manor
Front side of Chatham Manor
Artillery over looking city of Fredericksburg
Cannon on the front lawn overlook the Rappahannock River and city of Fredericksburg
Azaleas at Chatham Manor

Azaleas at Chatham Manor

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Tour stop 3, Lee's Hill

Lee's Hill parking area. This tour stop #3 on driving tour of battlefield

Proceed to virtual tour stop, Lee's Hill.

Did You Know?

Photo of dead in Sunken Road during Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg

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.