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.

Spring 2017

All hours are dependent on staffing and weather conditions. Spring hours of operations for all public buildings of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will go into effect on Saturday, April 1st. It is anticipated that the spring schedule will remain in effect until Friday, June 9th, at which time the full summer program will begin.

Visiting during the week following the Easter holiday? For weekdays between April 17 and April 21st, weekend hours and tour times will apply to facilitate increased visitation.

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 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

Offered weekends and holidays at 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, and 3:25 (meet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center)

 
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

Offered weekends and holidays at 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25 (meet at 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.

Staffed Weekends and Holidays 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

Offered weekends and holidays at 11:30 and 2:30 (meet at the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter)

Ellwood: Open weekends and holidays, 10 - 5, in addition to weekdays during the week following Easter (April 17-21)

 
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 Holidays 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

Offered weekends and holidays at 1:00 and 4:00 (meet at Tour Stop #3 on the Spotyslvania Battlefield.

 
"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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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