The following are special events scheduled for 2013 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. The History at Sunset programs for summer 2012 are listed here
From June 8th through August 10th, children's programs will be offered at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 AM. These activities will last about one hour and are recommended for kids ages 6-12. Consider coming back and participating in all four different programs! No registration is necessary, but groups should call in advance. Contact Peter_Maugle@nps.gov or (540) 373-6122.
Junior Ranger Walk – Earn a patch by completing several activities along the Sunken Road.
Soldier Life – Find out about the uniforms, equipment, and life of a Civil War soldier (includes marching and drilling with wooden muskets).
National Cemetery – Explore and discover the stories hidden behind the brick walls of the cemetery and of the soldiers buried there.
Flags and Signals – Learn why these banners were so important as symbols and for communication – also make your own flag!
Saturday, June 8 – Junior Ranger Walk
Wednesday, June 12 – Junior Ranger Walk
Saturday, June 15 – Junior Ranger Walk
Wednesday, June 19 – Soldier Life
Saturday, June 22 – Soldier Life
Wednesday, June 26 – National Cemetery
Saturday, June 29 – National Cemetery
Wednesday, July 3 – Flags and Signals
Saturday, July 6 – Flags and Signals
Wednesday, July 10 – Junior Ranger Walk
Saturday, July 13 – Junior Ranger Walk
Wednesday, July 17 – Soldier Life
Saturday, July 20 – Soldier Life
Wednesday, July 24 – National Cemetery
Saturday, July 27 – National Cemetery
Wednesday, July 31 – Flags and Signals
Saturday, August 3 – Flags and Signals
Wednesday, August 7 – Junior Ranger Walk
Saturday, August 10 – Junior Ranger Walk
Did You Know?
While laying out the Chancellorsville History Trail, the park staff in places had to literally hack their way through a jungle of underbrush that resembled the Wilderness that the soldiers struggled through during the Battle of Chancellorsville.