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.

Luminarias on gravestones with American flags at night as moon rises over the cemetery

National Cemetery Illumination

This year's annual Illumination of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery will be held on Saturday, May 27th.

Park ranger addressing group in front of large battle painting

Take a Guided Tour!

Guided walking tours of all four battlefields are offered during busier seasons. Check the Operations page for the current schedule!

Earthen trail through woods with trees and blue sky in background

Hike Through History!

Enjoy the warmer weather by exploring the park's extensive trail network.

Historic house (Ellwood), red in color, with green leafed trees and blue sky in background

Hours of Operation

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

Man holding camera with microphone in darkness

Stay Connected!

Follow the park on social media to learn more and get the latest updates!

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

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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