Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours of operation vary by season and building. Park buildings are closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Park grounds are open every day from sunrise to sunset.

Please check our Facebook page for updates regarding inclement weather (www.facebook.com/fredericksburgspotsylvanianmp) or call our Weather & Park Closing hotline at 540-693-3200 ext. 3190.

All programs are staff dependent; we recommend calling in advance to verify hours and tour times. For additional information, call the park at 540-693-3200.

Summer 2017

Summer hours of operation and special summer programs will begin at all of the sites administered by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Many of the programs will remain in effect through Monday, September 4 (Labor Day), but all of them are valid through Sunday, August 13. Weather can always affect the schedule, particularly extreme heat in the summer, so we recommend calling ahead at 540 -693-3200 to confirm the schedule.

Please see the following for details about hours at each site within the park:

Audio tours covering the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House battlefields, each lasting three hours, are available at the visitor center bookstores for rent (with a $20.00 cash deposit) or purchase.

For physical addresses and driving directions, see the Directions & Transportation page.

For additional information, call one of the park visitor centers at 540-693-3200 and either extension 4040 (Fredericksburg) or 4050 (Chancellorsville).

 
Innis House
Guided tours are offered along the Sunken Road.

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Fredericksburg Battlefield


Visitor Center: Features a 22-minute film offered on the hour and the half hour (fee) and exhibits (free).

Open daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunken Road Walking Tour: 35-minute guided walk along the historic Sunken Road, a key feature during the battle of Fredericksburg

Leaves from Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Weekdays at 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:25, 11:25, 12:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25

 
Cannon at Fairview sighted toward Hazel Grove
Cannon at Fairview sighted toward Hazel Grove.

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Chancellorsville Battlefield


Visitor Center: Features a 22-minute orientation film offered on the hour and half hour (fee) and exhibits (free).

Open daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jackson Wounding Walking Tour: 35-minute guided walk to the spot where General Stonewall Jackson was accidentally wounded by friendly fire

Leaves from Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
Daily at 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25

 
Saunders Field, Confederate perspective
A section of the Gordon Flank Attack trail leads visitors through Saunders' Field, tour stop 2 on the Wilderness Battlefield.

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Wilderness Battlefield

Wilderness Exhibit Shelter: An open-air exhibit shelter is available to help visitors understand the battle.

Staffed daily from 9:45 - 5:00

No Turning Back Walking Tour: 45-minute guided walk through Saunders Field, the location of the first clash between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant

Leaves from Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
Daily at 11:30 and 2:30

“Into the Wilderness” Interactive Program: 30-minute stationary program providing an overview of the campaign

At the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
Daily at 4:00

Ellwood: Open daily from 10 - 5

 
Bloody Angle
The Bloody Angle witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the Civil War.

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Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter, An open-air exhibit shelter is available to help visitors understand the battle.

Staffed daily from 10-6

Bloody Angle Walking Tour: 45-minute guided walk of the Bloody Angle, the spot where intense hand-to-hand combat continued for over 22 hours

Leaves from tour stop #3 on the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
Daily at 1:00 and 4:00

“The Race for Spotsylvania Court House” Interactive Program: 30-minute stationary program about the armies' race to the battlefield and the opening phases of the battle

At the Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter
Daily at 11:00

 
"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine
Sunset at the "Stonewall" Jackson Shrine, the original office building where the Confederate general died on May 10, 1863.

Larry Stuart

Chatham Manor

Historic home which served as a field hospital and a Union headquarters during the Civil War.

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine

Historic building where General Jackson died.

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Old Salem Church

Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Last updated: June 20, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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