NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, 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 preparations. 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!



  • Battlefield Campfire Programs

    Two visitors and dog on blanket with ranger and campfire in background

    In this Centennial year for the National Park Service, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP will revive the tradition of park rangers telling stories around a crackling campfire. On three summer Saturday evenings, the park will present family-friendly campfire programs at the Sunken Road, next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Read more

  • History at Sunset

    Sunset behind Wilderness Tavern ruins and signage

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania is pleased to announce its 2016 schedule for History at Sunset, the highly successful summertime series that has become a fixture in the community since its debut in 2002. This year’s schedule will feature eight programs never presented before. In recognition of the Centennial of the National Park Service, four programs will focus on the evolution of the park itself. The programs will begin at 7 p.m. and will run approximately 90 minutes. Read more

  • 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

  • Roaring Twenties Garden Party and Concert

    Colorized photo of Chatham's gardens in 1920s

    As part of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebrations, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is excited to host a “Roaring Twenties” garden party and jazz concert on August 6, 2016. This program is free and open to the public. 1920s-style costumes are encouraged! For more information, check out our website at or call (540) 693-3200. Read more

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120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


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