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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Calling all Young Historians!

Become a Junior Ranger, check out our online curriculum, or learn how to set up a field trip!

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Hike Through History!

Want to combine health and history? Check out our schedule of Fit-History Hikes for the Spring!

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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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Where History Comes Alive

Learn about military and civilian experiences during the Civil War during our comprehensive living history event

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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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