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.

Photo taken from a low perspective of a wooden-planked trail through a forest

Fall "Fit-History" Hikes

Looking for an active way to learn about the park's history? Join us this fall for our Fit-History Hiking Series!

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Learn about volunteer opportunities at the park and how to apply!

Black and white photo of wooden house and stone wall with two people in foreground

Reconstruction Speaker Series

Join us for "Years of Tumult: A Sesquicentennial Speakers’ Series on Reconstruction"

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!

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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!

Last updated: August 26, 2017

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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