Guided Tours

Park historian conducts tour of Spotsylvania Court House battlefield with visitors in background
Park historian conducts tour of Spotsylvania Court House battlefield

NPS Photo

Interested in taking an overview tour?


During seasons with high visitation (typcially the summer months and weekends in the spring and fall), the park offers a set of standard walking tours which are free and open to the public. Please see our Operating Hours and Seasons page for information on regularly scheduled guided tours.

Looking for something different or more extensive?


Other guided tour requests can usually be accommodated from special groups. The earlier a group is able to schedule their visit, the more likely the park will be able to accommodate, so call early! See the contact information below:

  • Have a large group visiting in the off-season, or on a tight schedule? To schedule a brief orientation talk (25-45 minutes, free), contact Greg Mertz by calling (540) 693-3200 x 4100.
  • If you are interested in hiring a park historian for a half or full day tour ($200 or $300, respectively), contact Greg Mertz by calling (540) 693-3200 x 4100.
  • Those wanting guides for military staff rides, Civil War Round Tables or other group tours should contact Greg Mertz by calling (540) 693-3200 x 4100.
  • Teachers wanting guides for school field trips should contact education coordinator Peter Maugle by email at peter_maugle@nps.gov

Also see the special events page for additional programs.

Last updated: February 12, 2017

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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