Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

Guided Tours

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Explore the history of the park on a daily program, field trip, or staff ride.

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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Natinoal Military Park offers a variety of programs and tours, including regularly scheduled ranger programs, curriculum-based filed trips for students of all ages, and staff rides for military groups.

Ranger Programs

View the current program schedule or check the calendar below to see if programs are happening during your visit. Park programs are free and open to the public. Programs cover a variety of topics related to the park. During the summer season programs occur daily, with occasional special programs and events on the weekends. During the spring and fall, programs are typically offered during the weekends when staffing allows. The park generally offers very little programming in the winter.

In addition to our regularly scheduled programs, we offer a variety of special events throughout the year.

No Programs Scheduled?

Park staff are happy to give brief unscheduled battle overviews and short pop-up programs (typically 15-20 minutes) when staffing levels and circumstances allow. If you are visiting at a time when no ranger programs are scheduled, ask us if we are available to give a short program!

Battlefield Guides

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park does not provide personal guided tours of the battlefield, however, there are a number of private guides in the region who do provide this service.

Education Groups & Staff Rides

We are happy to conduct curriculum-based field trips for students and staff rides that provide military groups training opportunities. We work with groups to schedule these programs and customize them to meet the groups needs and goals.

Bringing a Group to the Park

If you are bringing a large group to the park you may need to apply for a permit. Visit Permits & Reservations to learn about permits.

If you have any questions or special requests, e-mail us.


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Last updated: December 5, 2023

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


540 693-3200

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