Operating Hours & Seasons

When conditions permit, the NPS will have staff available on the grounds of the Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Centers to provide orientation and informal interpretation in outdoor settings, including maps, general information, and Junior Ranger booklets.

The park’s gift shop/bookstore at Fredericksburg Battlefield, managed by Eastern National, and the lobby area and store in the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center are open daily, 9:00am-5:00pm.

All public programming is canceled. Parks buildings, including Chatham, the Stonewall Jackson Death Site, and Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center are closed to the public.

Planning a Trip for the Spring or Summer?

Beginning in June of 2021 we will continue staffing the visitor centers daily and will provide additional outdoor orientation and battlefield interpretation at the Chatham Manor, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield Exhibit Shelters, and the Jackson Death Site. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is currently not scheduling Ranger programs for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

The interpretive services offered may expand to include scheduled Ranger programs based on current health guidance and available staff, at which time our schedule will be updated.


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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

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Fredericksburg Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

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

Building Closed
Park Rangers available for information at the nearby Park Store.

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).

Lobby and Park Store Open, 9:00am-5:00pm (Exhibits and Auditorium Closed)
Park Rangers on site to provide orientation

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: March 27, 2021

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


(540) 693-3200

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