NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



  • NPS Centennial Temporary Exhibit

    Pen used to sign the park into law displayed on a white background

    In conjunction with the 89th anniversary of the founding of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and the Centennial of the National Park Service, visit Chatham Manor to view a temporary exhibit on the founding and early history of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania. Items on display include the pictured pen, which was used to sign the park into existence in 1927. The exhibit goes on display February 12, 2016. Read more

  • The NPS at 100: Full STEAM Ahead!

    Three living history soldiers sitting against log fence with historic house Ellwood in background

    Join us at Ellwood Manor on the Wilderness Battlefield on September 24th for some education and fun! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will take a creative look at the Civil War from more than just an historical perspective. Bring out the kids for this Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program designed to tie other subjects from school to the Civil War. Read more

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120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


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