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 2016

All hours are dependent on staffing and weather conditions.

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 11, 2016.Most of the programs are offered through Monday, September 5 (Labor Day), but all are available through Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Download a PDF version of the summer hours and programs for 2016.

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 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 new exhibits (free).

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

Sunken Road Walking Tour, 35-minute guided walking tour of the most famous portion of the Fredericksburg Battlefield.

Weekdays: 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25

Weekends: 10:25, 11:25, 12:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25

Departs from Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Innis House open most days from 9:15 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Children's Civil War Discovery Programs –1-hour activity

Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Children's Soldier Life Programs –1-hour activity

Saturdays at 11:00 a.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 new exhibits (free).

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

Jackson Wounding Walking Tour, a 35 minute guided walking tour that explores the Battle of Chancellorsville and the mortal wounding of "Stonewall" Jackson. Leaves from Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center.

Daily: 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25

Departs from the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

 
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.

Park historian on duty to explain the battle

Daily from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

No Turning Back Walking Tour, a 45-minute guided walking tour that explores the first clash of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee on the Wilderness' Saunders Field. Meet at the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter.

Daily at 11:30 and 2:30.

Departs from Wilderness Battlefield Tour Stop #2

"Into the Wilderness: Control of the Key Intersection," 30-minute program daily at 1:30 p.m.

Departs from Wilderness Battlefield Tour Stop #8

Ellwood, a historic home used as a Union headquarters.

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 
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.

Park historian on duty to explain the battle

Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bloody Angle Walking Tour, a 45-minute guided program at the site of 22 hours of continuous hand-to-hand combat. Meet at tour stop #3, Spotsylvania Battlefield

Daily at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Departs from Spotsylvania Battlefield Tour Stop #3

 
"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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine

Historic building where General Jackson died.

Open Daily, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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