America's Battleground

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown.

Cannon in front of earthworks with fall foliage on trees and ground

Fall Fit-History Hikes!

Join us this fall for our popular Fit-History Hiking Series to combine health and history in the NPS Centennial year!

Child playing the drum of Union reenactor in front of large brick house

Calling All Young Historians!

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger, explore our online curriculum, and more!

Grassy earthworks on Wilderness battlefield surrounded by trees with white flowers

Hours of Operation

Check out the park's hours of operation, and see when you can catch a guided walking tour!

Four CCC enrollees rebuild a portion of the stone wall

Building a National Park

During the NPS Centennial, learn more about the fascinating history of the park itself

Living historians portray members of the Irish Brigade during special tour

Don't miss any special events!

Check out our Special Events page for upcoming programs and tours!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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