• Fredericksburg Battlefield: Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House sunrise

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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    The Chatham exit road will be closed from September 2-5, 2014 as part of the project to restore the historic viewshed from Chatham Manor. The road will be closed at all times. Please use the Chatham entrance road as a two-way road. More »

Special Events

The following are special events scheduled for 2014 at the park or at institutions hosting programs by or in cooperation with park historical staff. For more information, including possible schedule changes due to inclement weather or other factors, please call the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor center at (540) 373-6122 and/or check the park's facebook page.

For more details on each event, check our Events Calendar.

Note: the list below does not include the park's popular, free History at Sunset programs that occur on Friday evenings each summer.

September 28, 2014, "Taming the Wilderness" at Ellwood Manor What was life like on Virginia's frontier in the 18th century? Join us for hands-on living history demonstrations of late 18th and early 19th century building methods and domestic practices.

October 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m.: "Historic Photography on the Sunken Road: Then and Now" Join us on Saturday, October 4, at 10:00 a.m. for an exploration of Sunken Road photography led by local historian John Cummings. This free, hour-long program will gather at the far end of the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot (1013 Lafayette Boulevard). The tour will explore historic photography along the Sunken Road both during and after the Civil War by artists like Captain A. J. Russell, Dr. Reed Brockway Bontecou, and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields.

Luminaria Program in National Cemetery
Memorial Day Luminaria Program in the National Cemetery




Did You Know?

7th Michigan Monument at Fredericksburg

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.