• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

    Exhibits and the film are currently unavailable at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center while we prepare the building for new exhibits. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

  • 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.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center was built in 1936 as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) project to provide an office for Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. It later became the visitor center for the Fredericksburg portion of the park. Today it consists of two floor of exhibits and one floor of offices for park historians. A 22 minute film is shown in the auditorium at a cost of $2 for those aged 10-61, $1 for those over 61 and free for those under 10.
 
Drum of 28th Massachusetts Regiment
Drums played an important role in Civil War battles. In situations where the dim of combat drown out human voices, drums were a simple and effective way to communicate orders instantaneously over a wide area.

Shown here is the drum of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment of the Irish Brigade that may have been carried in the Battle of Fredericksburg.
 
Carl Rochling painting of Battle of Fredericksburg
Carl Rochling (1855-1920)was commissioned by Colonel Charles H.T. Collis, commander of the 114th Pennsylvania to depict a scene in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Colonel Collis is shown galloping to the front, seizing a regimental flag, and rallying his troops. Collis won the Medal of Honor for this effort.
 
Fredericksburg Battlefield Bookstore

Fredericksburg Battlefield Bookstore

Behind the visitor center is a bookstore operated by an organization known as Eastern National. Visitors can purchase a wide variety of educational items including books, magazines, maps, brochures, and videos to help them understand the battle and the war. For more information on the bookstore, click here.
 
Interior of Fredericksburg Battlefield Bookstore
Interior of Fredericksburg Battlefield Bookstore
 

Did You Know?

Site of Jackson's Wounding

In 1888 members of Stonewall Jackson's staff placed a monument to him near where he was wounded. They chose a location along the main road, today called Route 3. The actual spot of Jackson's wounding was on the Mountain Road, about 50 yards NE of the monument.