Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours of operation vary by season and building. Park buildings are closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Park grounds are open every day from sunrise to sunset.

Please check our Facebook page for updates regarding inclement weather (www.facebook.com/fredericksburgspotsylvanianmp) or contact one of our visitor centers at the numbers below.

All programs are staff dependent; we recommend calling in advance to verify hours and tour times. For additional information, call one of the park visitor centers at 540-373-6122 (Fredericksburg) or 540-786-2880 (Chancellorsville).

Summer 2015

 
Innis House

Guided tours are offered along the Sunken Road.

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Fredericksburg Battlefield

Visitor Center, Features a 22-minute film offered on the hour and the half hour (fee) and new exhibits (free).

Open daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunken Road Walking Tour, 35-minute guided walking tour of the most famous portion of the Fredericksburg Battlefield.

Daily: 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25

Civil War Children's Programs offered Fridays and Saturdays this summer!

 
Cannon at Fairview sighted toward Hazel Grove

Cannon at Fairview sighted toward Hazel Grove.

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Chancellorsville Battlefield

Visitor Center, Features a 22-minute orientation film offered on the hour and half hour (fee) and new exhibits (free).

Open daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jackson Wounding Walking Tour, a 35 minute guided walking tour that explores the Battle of Chancellorsville and the mortal wounding of "Stonewall" Jackson. Leaves from Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center.

Daily: 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25

 
Saunders Field, Confederate perspective

A section of the Gordon Flank Attack trail leads visitors through Saunders' Field, tour stop 2 on the Wilderness Battlefield.

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Wilderness Battlefield

Wilderness Exhibit Shelter, An open-air exhibit shelter is available to help visitors understand the battle.
Staffed daily, 9:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

"No Turning Back": A 45-minute Walking Tour, Begins at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter, Driving Tour Stop 2. This tour explores the battle of the Wilderness, the first clash of Lee and Grant and the beginning of the Overland Campaign.

June 6-12, Daily, 11:30 and 3:00

June 13- August 9, Weekdays, 11:00, 2:00, and 3:45; Weekends, 11:00 and 3:45

Ellwood, a historic home used as a Union headquarters.
Open daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Battle in a Box": A 30-minute Program, Begins at Ellwood Manor. This program serves as an introduction to the Battle of the Wilderness using props.

June 13 - August 9, Daily, 1:15

Wilderness Crossing Walking Tour, a 75-minute program that begins at Ellwood Manor and explores the landscape around Ellwood which hosted critical logistical and hospital operations behind Union lines during the Battle of the Wilderness.

June 13 - August 9, Weekends, 2:00

 
Bloody Angle

The Bloody Angle witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the Civil War.

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Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter, An open-air exhibit shelter is available to help visitors understand the battle.
Staffed daily, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Bloody Angle Walking Tour, begins at the Bloody Angle, Driving Tour Stop 3, and walks the slight bend in Confederate earthworks that was the scene of 22-hours of combat in the pouring rain--the bloody climax of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

Daily, 11:00, 1:30, and 4:00

 
"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine

Sunset at the "Stonewall" Jackson Shrine, the original office building where the Confederate general died on May 10, 1863.

Larry Stuart

Chatham Manor

Historic home which served as a field hospital and a Union headquarters during the Civil War. Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine

Historic building where General Jackson died. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Old Salem Church

Historic church, field hospital, and center of fighting during the 2nd Fredericksburg fighting during the Chancellorsville Campaign. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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