Fredericksburg Battlefield

A view of a small city across from a river.
Intense fighting around Fredericksburg, across the Rappahannock River, resulted in a lopsided defeat for the US Army of the Potomac.

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Visiting the Battlefield

The ground on which the Battle of Fredericksburg took place surrounds the present day downtown center of the City of Fredericksburg. The park's visitor services, driving route, and trails provide a variety of options for exploring and connecting with the history of the battle. 


Prepare for Your Visit

A cannon pointed into an open field.
Fredericksburg Driving Tour

Tour the main stops on the Fredericksburg Battlefield at home, or use this guide to accompany your drive.

Sketch of soldiers building a pontoon bridge.
Battle of Fredericksburg

In December 1862, the US Army's push to Richmond become a disaster for the Union war effort. Learn about the battle and its consequences.


Explore the Fredericksburg Battlefield

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    Last updated: October 14, 2023

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    120 Chatham Ln
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405


    540 693-3200

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