Historic Buildings

A two story brick buildings on a sunny day.
Ellwood Manor, on the Wilderness Battlefield, is one of four historic buildings open seasonally at the park.

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The park manages four historic structures that are open to the public seasonally. See the Operating Hours & Seasons page for up-to-date information about operating hours. Park grounds, included grounds surrounding these buildings, are open sunrise to sunset.

Chatham Manor

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Former slave plantation, home, and grounds which served as a field hospital and a US headquarters during the Civil War. Learn more about Chatham Manor...

  • Visitor Services: Pick up maps, speak with park staff, and browse a small Park Store.

  • Interior: Chatham's interior exhibits cover the history of the plantation and the role of the grounds during the Civil War. (Chatham's interior is set up as a museum and not as a furnished historic house.)

  • Film: 14-minutes, plays on demand

  • Accessibility:

    • A ramp to enter Chatham is available on the garden side of the house closer to the parking lot. Chatham's grounds and gardens contain uneven stone and brick walkways and surfaces.

    • Assisted listening devices are available from staff at the orientation desk upon request.

    • Service animals are allowed inside park buildings.

Jackson Death Site

12019 Stonewall Jackson Road, Woodford, VA 22580
Small farm office where Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died.
Learn more about the Jackson Death Site...

  • Visitor Services: When open, the Jackson Death Site is staffed by park interpreters who will share the story of the building and Jackson's death.
  • Interior: The interior of the Jackson Death Site contains an entrance foyer, two rooms, and a small store space.

  • Accessibility:

    • A ramp to enter the Jackson Death Site is available on side of the house.

    • Service animals are allowed inside park buildings.

Ellwood Manor

36380 Constitution Highway, Orange, VA 22960
Historic slave planation that was used as a Confederate field hospital after the Battle of Chancellorsville and Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness.
Learn more about Ellwood Manor...

  • Visitor Services: When open, Ellwood is staffed by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers who will share the history of the grounds and guide visitors through the house.
  • Interior: The interior of Ellwood contains multiples rooms with exhibits about the history of the house, its owners, and its use as a hospital and headquarters.
  • Accessibility:
    • A ramp to enter the Ellwood is available on side of the house. From the parking area to the ramp requires crossing the grounds from the parking area.
      • Service animals are allowed inside park buildings.

Salem Church

4054 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Church that served as a place of refuge for Fredericksburg civilians during the Battle of Fredericksburg, and around which the Union and Confederate forces clashed during the Chancellorsville Campaign.
Learn more about Salem Church...

  • Visitor Services: When open, visitors can enter the historic church and learn about the history from volunteers or park staff.
  • Interior: The interior of Salem Church has two levels and contains many features of the original church.

  • Accessibility:
    • Service animals are allowed inside park buildings.

Last updated: February 12, 2022

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120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg , VA 22405

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