• 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.

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.

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.

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




Did You Know?

Photo of dead in Sunken Road during Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg

The famous photo of the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg was taken on May 3, 1863 during the 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg. The dead are members of Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade.