Chancellorsville Visitor Center Closed Beginning Dec. 23
The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed for renovation work until March 15, when we expect to open on a limited basis. The information desk, restrooms, and bookstore will open then, but exhibits will be closed as we install new.
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.
Bicycling is allowed on park roads, but not on park hiking trails. Keep in mind that some of the roads through the park are state and county roads, not park roads. Several of the state and county highways are narrow with no road shoulder and others are heavily traveled which is not conducive to safe, enjoyable biking. Park roads are generally wider and much less traveled. The best and most popular places to bicycle are the five-mile stretch along Lee Drive on the Fredericksburg Battlefield and the five-mile route through Spotsylvania Battlefield. Hill-Ewell Drive on the Wilderness Battlefield is more hilly and rarely used for bicycling. The Chancellorsville Battlefield has only short stretches of park roads that connect with state and county roads for the driving tour route. Bicyclists rarely use Chancellorsville.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.