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.
Directions to Spotsylvania Battlefield
The entrance to Spotsylvania Battlefield is on Route 613, Brock Road, approximately two miles northwest of the community of Spotsylvania. Since the Battle of Spotsylvania is a continuation of the Wilderness battle, most visitors approach Spotsylvania battlefield from the Wilderness battlefield. To do so, from the last tour stop at Wilderness turn right on the Brock Road (Highway 613) and proceed seven miles. Turn left into Spotsylvania Battlefield. Click here to view a park map which can be enlarged to show more detail.
Before visiting the Spotsylvania Battlefield, it is strongly recommended that you first go to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center or Chancellorsville Visitor Center. There you can obtain information on the battle, directions to the battlefields, brochures and maps.
Spotsylvania Battlefield is the best preserved of the Fredericksburg area battlefields, but does not have a visitor center or rest rooms. There is an open air shelter of exhibits and porta-poties. There is also a five miles driving tour and seven miles of loop walking trails.
Click here for more information on visiting Spotsylvania Battlefield.
Click here for information on the battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
Click here for maps to park sites.
Did You Know?
The battle of Chancellorsville was the biggest mismatch of the war. Yet the smaller Confederate army of 60,000 defeated the larger force of 130,000 - the biggest army of the war.