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? Like talking about history? Attend one of our upcoming volunteer training sessions!

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Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 28, join us to participate in the annual commemorative ceremony at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

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National Cemetery Illumination

On Saturday, May 26, more than 15,300 candles will light the Fredericksburg National Cemetery for the twenty-third annual luminaria.

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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: May 21, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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