Event Details

  • 12/07/2012

    Location: Departs from Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: $20 per person

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.In commemoration of that event, the National Park Service will sponsor special four-hour-long bus tours of the entire Fredericksburg Battlefield.The tours, led by Historians Beth Parnicza and Donald Pfanz, will cover the river crossing, the bombardment of the town, fighting in the streets of Fredericksburg, "Stonewall" Jackson's defense of Prospect Hill, and the bloody but futile attacks at Marye's Heights.The buses will depart from the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2012, and will return at 2 p.m.Little walking is required.The tours cost 20 dollars per person.For reservations, call 540-372-3034.The bus tours are the first of many activities taking place in December to commemorate the battle.For a complete listing of all the activities and programs, visit the park website at http://www.nps.gov/frsp/sesquicentennial.htm.


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