Operating Hours & Seasons

Park grounds and trails are open, sunrise to sunset.

2020: A Season on the Landscape

Each day that conditions permit, the NPS will have staff available on the ground at key sites to provide orientation and informal interpretation in outdoor settings, including maps, general information, and Junior Ranger booklets.

The hours of operation will vary depending on conditions and circumstances at each site, each day, including heat, inclement weather, available staffing, and the density of attendance and gatherings.

Staffed Daily:

  • Outside Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

  • Outside Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

Staffed Weekends Only (when staffing levels allow):

  • Chatham Manor until October 25.

  • Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter until October 25.

  • Ellwood (Friends of Wilderness Battlefield) until October 25.

  • Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter until October 11.

The park’s gift shop/bookstore at Fredericksburg Battlefield, managed by Eastern National, will be open daily with slightly reduced hours.

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, all public programming is cancelled. The park’s buildings, including Chatham, the Stonewall Jackson Death Site, and visitor centers at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, are closed to the public.


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Things to Know

  • Park grounds are open every day from sunrise to sunset.
  • Hours of operation vary by season and building.
  • Park buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day, January 1, and December 25. Expect reduced hours on December 24 and December 31.
  • All programs are weather and staff dependent. Check our Facebook for operations updates or call our Weather & Park Closing hotline at 540-693-3200 x3190.
  • For physical addresses and driving directions, visit the Directions & Transportation page.
  • For special programs that may be happening during your trip, visit the Calendar.
Innis House on the Fredericksburg Battlefield
Innis House along the Sunken Road at the Fredericksburg Battlefield

NPS Photo

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Features a 22-minute orientation film offered every half hour (fee) and exhibits (free).


Chatham Manor

The grounds around Chatham are open sunrise to sunset. Historic home and grounds which served as a field hospital and a Union headquarters during the Civil War.

Chatham Manor Closed

Ranger Programs

Sunken Road Walking Tour
Meet at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center (35 minutes)

No scheduled programs

Cannon at Fairview sighted toward Hazel Grove
Cannon at Fairview sighted toward Hazel Grove.

NPS Photo

Chancellorsville Battlefield

Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

Features a 22-minute orientation film offered on the hour and half hour (fee) and exhibits (free).


Ranger Programs

Jackson Wounding Walking Tour
Meet at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (35 minutes)

No scheduled programs

Saunders Field, Confederate perspective
A section of the Gordon Flank Attack trail leads visitors through Saunders' Field, tour stop 2 on the Wilderness Battlefield.

NPS Photo

Wilderness Battlefield

Wilderness Exhibit Shelter

An open-air exhibit shelter.

Open sunrise to sunset


The grounds around Ellwood are open sunrise to sunset, even when the house is closed. To access the grounds, park at the Ellwood Manor gate, leaving the gate clear, and walk .4 mile to the grounds.

Ellwood Manor closed

Ranger Programs

Opening Shots in Saunders Field Walking Tour
Meet at Wilderness Exhibit Shelter (45 minutes)

No scheduled programs

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.

Open sunrise to sunset

Ranger Programs

Bloody Angle Walking Tour
Meet at the Bloody Angle, tour stop 3, on the Spotsylvania Battlefield (45 minutes)

No scheduled programs

"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

Historic building where General Jackson died. Grounds are open sunrise to sunset.


Old Salem Church

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


Last updated: September 23, 2020

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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