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 weather and staff dependent.

Winter 2017-18


Winter hours of operations for all public buildings of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park go into effect on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. This schedule will remain in effect through Friday, March 30, 2018, after which spring hours are anticipated to be announced.

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.

NPS Photo

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.




 
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.


 
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.

Unstaffed for the winter season

Ellwood: Closed for the season

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

NPS Photo

Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

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

Unstaffed for the season


 
"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 Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (will also be open on Friday, November 24th)

Old Salem Church

Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign: Closed for the season

Last updated: December 8, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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