Special Events

The following are special events scheduled 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.

May 23, 2015: 20th Annual Fredericksburg National Cemetery Illumination 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, 22401

More than 15,300 candles--one for each soldier buried in the cemetery--will light the Fredericksburg National Cemetery to honor those who have given their lives for their country. Due to limited parking, a free shuttle service will operate from the University of Mary Washington parking lot on the corner of William St. and Sunken Rd. Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot behind the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, with another shuttle operating between that point and the cemetery.

May 25, 2015: Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 12:00 p.m.

Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, 22401

Join us at noon on May 25, 2015 for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor those who have given their lives for our country. The ceremony will take place in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, where more than 15,000 soldiers from multiple wars are buried, and it will last for approximately a half hour.

June 6-7, 2015: Living History Weekend at Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor, 120 Chatham Lane, 22405

Upright monument to Andrew Humphreys lit by moonlight and candlelight during our annual National Cemetery Illumination

Annual Memorial Day Illumination in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery

NPS Photo


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