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.

August 13 to September 3, 2018:

Hours and programs will remain in effect through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Reduced fall hours are anticipated to go into effect on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

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: Weekends at 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25 and 3:25
Tours on weekdays will be given as staffing permits. Call the visitor center at 540-693-3200 x 4040 for the tour schedule for that day.
Meets 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: Weekends at 11:25, 1:25, 2:25 and 3:25
Tours on weekdays will be given as staffing permits. Call the visitor center at 540-693-3200 x 4050 for the tour schedule for that day.
Meets 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 daily 9:45-5:00 until Sunday, August 26, then weekends and holidays.

No Turning Back Walking tour: At 11:30 and 2:30 when exhibit shelter is staffed.
Meets at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter.

Ellwood: Open daily 10-5 until Sunday, August 19, then weekends and holidays.

 
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, 10-6

Bloody Angle Walking tour: Weekends and holidays at 1:00 and 4:00
Meets at tour stop number 3 on the Spotsylvania 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 - 4:30

Life of a Plantation: War, Freedom, Change:
45-minute guided walking tour that leaves from Chatham Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine

Historic building where General Jackson died.

Open daily from 9 - 5

Old Salem Church

Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign: Open Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 5 pm

Last updated: August 20, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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