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

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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?

Fredericksburg National Cemetery Headstone

About 85% of the dead in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery are unknown. Most of the dead are from the Civil War, but about 100 are 20th century American soldiers and there are a few spouses of soldiers.