Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
The exhibits and film at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center are closed due to renovation work. We expect to reopen with new exhibits in the spring of 2014. The bookstore and visitor center at Chancellorsville are open daily.
Delayed opening of park on Tuesday, 12/10 due to inclement weather
Park visitor centers and roads are currently scheduled to open at 11 a.m. For the latest updates on park delays and closures, please follow this link to the park's Facebook page. More »
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?
In 2003, a monument to the 7th Michigan Infantry was placed where that unit crossed the Rappahannock River into the streets of Fredericksburg. It was the first Union regiment to cross the river during the Battle of Fredericksburg.The monument is on Sophia Street at the foot of Hawke Street.