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. Visitors can expect reduced hours on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Park grounds are open every day from sunrise to sunset. Please call the park if you are unsure about operating hours or closures.

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.

Current Hours of Operation


These hours for the public buildings of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will remain in effect until further notice. If planning your trip in advance, please check back closer to your visit as hours are subject to change.

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
Walk along the Sunken Road below Marye's Heights.

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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 Tours (35-minutes):
End of Summer Hours: August 12 through September 2
Daily at 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25.


Tours meet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center and follow an easy and accessible trail of less than 0.5 miles.

 
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-minutes):
End of Summer Hours: August 12 through September 2
Weekends and Labor Day Holiday at 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25.

Tour meets at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and follows an easy and acessible trail of less than 0.5 miles.


 
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 on weekends and the Labor Day holiday only, between 9:45am and 5:00pm

Opening Shots in Saunders Field Walking Tour (45-minutes):
End of Summer Hours: August 12 through September 2
Weekend tours and the Labor Day holiday at 11:30 and 2:30

Ellwood: Open Daily August 12-25, 10:00-5:00.
Open for Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 2, 10:00-5:00.

 
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 weekends and the Labor Day Holiday 9:00-5:00.

Bloody Angle Walking Tour (45-minutes):
End of Summer Hours: August 12 through September 2nd.
Weekends and the Labor Day holiday at 1:00 and 4:00.

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

Larry Stuart

"Stonewall" Jackson Death Site at Guinea Station

Historic building where General Jackson died.
Open daily from 9:00 - 5:00

Old Salem Church

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

 
The two-story brick Georgian colonial-era manor house called Chatham sits atop Stafford Heights.
Chatham Manor

Photo Credit: Larry Stuart

Chatham Manor

Building Open daily from 9:00 - 4:30
Historic home which served as a field hospital and a Union headquarters during the Civil War.

"Life of a Plantation: War, Freedom, Change" Walking tour (45-minutes):
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 and 2:00.
Meets at Chatham Manor and follows an easy path of less than 0.5 miles.

Last updated: August 12, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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