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.

Winter 2016

All hours are dependent on staffing and weather conditions.Winter hours of operations for all public buildings of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will go into effect on Monday, October 31, 2016. Winter hours are planned to be in effect until Friday, March 31, 2017 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 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.

 
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.

 
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, a historic home used as a Union headquarters.

Closed for the winter season, with the exception of the Christmas at Ellwood program on December 17th.

 
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 winter 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Stonewall" Jackson Shrine

Historic building where General Jackson died.

Open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only, plus Friday, November 25 (the day after Thanksgiving), 9-5

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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