Operating Hours & Seasons

Summer 2024 Schedule Summary

Schedule in effect June 8, 2024 – August 11, 2024

  • Park grounds are open sunrise to sunset.
  • Building hours are as follows:
    • Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center: open daily, 9 am-5 pm.
    • Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center: open daily, 9 am-5 pm.
    • Chatham: open daily, 9 am-5 pm. *Starting July 22 Chatham will close for a rehabilitation project. The Chatham grounds will remain open during this time and park staff wil be onsite.*
    • Ellwood: open Friday-Tuesday (closed Wednesday & Thursday), 11 am-5 pm
    • Jackson Death Site: open Friday-Tuesday (closed Wednesday & Thursday), 9 am-5 pm.
    • Spotsylvania Battlefield: catch up with a ranger at the exhibit shelter or one of the other sites around the battlefield on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am-5 pm.
    • Learn about visiting park stores.
  • Ranger programs are a great way to dive into the history of the park:
    • At Fredericksburg attend a walking tour of the Sunken Road, visit the Innis House, and talk to rangers on the landscape about Civil War memorialization.
    • At Chancellorsville investigate the battle, chat with rangers, and attend a storytime with the kids.
    • Discover stories of resistance, take inspiration from the grounds, and take part in activities for the whole family at Chatham.
    • Learn about the Overland Campaign and explore how the war changed in 1864 at the Wilderness and Ellwood.
    • At Spotsylvania tour the Bloody Angle and learn about one of the most intense moments of the Civil War.
    • Take a guided walk on the grounds of the Jackson Death Site and consider the history that shaped this landscape.
    • 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!
    • View the full 2024 summer schedule details below or check out the programs page!
  • Restroom facilities are available 9 am-5 pm at both visitor centers, Chatham, the Jackson Death Site, Ellwood, and the Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter.

Things to Know

  • Hours of operation vary by season. Park buildings will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 24-25, and January 1.
  • For special programs and events, visit the Calendar. All programs are weather and staff dependent. Check our Facebook for operations updates or call our Weather & Park Closing hotline at 540-693-3200 x3190.
  • Watch park films online ahead of time on the videos page.

Hours and Daily Programs Details

June 8, 2024 – August 11, 2024


Seasonal Operations

Planning on visiting sometime in the future? Below is a summary of the types of operations, services, and programs you can expect at the park during different times of year.

Note: Park operations and interpretive programming vary year by year, based on a variety of factors. The following information is provided to help with trip planning, but does not provide an exact account of operations and programs during any given season.

Visiting Chatham in the summer 2024? Expected maintenance projects at Chatham will likely mean the buiding will be closed for much of the 2024 summer season. The Chatham grounds will remain open sunrise to sunset. Full details and closure dates will be forthcoming.

  • Two park rangers speak to 25 people in a field.
    History at Sunset

    Experience a different side of the battlefield in this evening series focusing on lesser-known stories and historical perspectives.

  • A tree-lined road in fall curving around a bend.
    Self-Guided Tours

    Discover audio tours of the park to listen to at home or while you are here.

  • An 11 year old boy filling out a work book.
    Download Junior Ranger Books

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

Last updated: June 13, 2024

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Fredericksburg, VA 22405


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