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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Hours of Operation

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

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Trailblazers of Chatham

Join staff as we explore the history of women at Chatham and how they broke barriers and fought for freedom.

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Chancellorsville Driving Tour

Follow the Battle of Chancellorsville through the main stops of the park driving tour, onsite or at home.

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Check if any park events are happening during your visit.

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Trails & Brochures

Download trail maps and discover each battlefield on your own time.

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Parks as Classrooms

Bring history to your students, in the classroom and at the park.

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Permits & Reservations

Activities such as photography, special events, first amendment exercises, and giving tours may require a permit.

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Download Junior Ranger Books

Four battlefields + four Junior Ranger books = Four times the fun!

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg , VA 22405


540 693-3200

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