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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History at Sunset 2019

Programs will now be on Saturday evenings and start at 6:30pm.

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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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Fredericksburg Living History Weekend

Labor Day weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to see, smell, and hear aspects of soldier life during the Civil War.

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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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Last updated: August 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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