• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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  • Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

    Exhibits and the film are currently unavailable at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center while we prepare the building for new exhibits. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

  • 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 Wilderness Battlefield

The Wilderness Battlefield does not have a visitor center. The exhibit shelter on Route 20 is a good place to start. Be aware that the shelter is unmanned except during the summer and on weekends in the spring and fall. There are no rest rooms on the battlefield. Click here for more information on visiting the Wilderness Battlefield and click here for information on the Battle of The Wilderness.

The Wilderness Exhibit Shelter is located on Route 20 about 2 miles south of the intersection of Route 3 with Route 20. The address is 35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508. This is a street address, nor is it a mailing address. If you are coming from I-95, take exit 130 West. Drive west approximately 12 miles to a traffic light at the intersection with Route 20. You will pass the Chancellorsville Visitor Center where you might want to stop for information and rest rooms. Turn left and proceed about 2 miles. The shelter is on the right.

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Tapp Field
Tapp Field on the Wilderness Battlefield

Did You Know?

Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania Battlefield

The longest sustained intense fight of the Civil War occured at the Bloody Angle, a slight bend on the west side of the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania. For up to 20 hours men were engaged in hand-to-hand combat that not even darkness put an end to.