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.

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Volunteer with Us!

Looking for experience in the field? Just like talking about history? Attend one of our upcoming volunteer training sessions!

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Fit-History for Spring 2018

Join us for Fit-History! The park will once again combine health and history with ranger-led hikes

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Park Day 2018!

Join us for this hands-on event dedicated to caring for battlefields and other historic places

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Hours of Operation

Check out the park's hours of operation, and other basic information to plan your visit!

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Don't miss any special events!

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

Last updated: February 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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