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.
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.
April 5, 2014 Years of Anguish: Presidents, Generals, and Descendants at New Salem Church, 1-5 p.m. Part of our popular lecture series, this program will address high command at the onset of the 1864 Overland Campaign. Noted scholars Brooks Simpson and William Cooper will be joined by descendants of those who participated in the Overland Campaign for a mix of formal talks and guided discussion. New Salem Church is located at 4044 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. This program is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration required.
May 3-18 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House For more information, check our special section detailing events.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.