Operating Hours & Seasons

What is Open?

  • Park grounds are open sunrise to sunset.
  • At Fredericksburg, the park store located behind the visitor center is open daily, 9am-5pm. The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center is closed due to construction.
  • The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and the Jackson Death Site are open, 9am-5pm.
  • Park staff are onsite at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm.
  • Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers are onsite at the grounds of Ellwood Manor, Friday-Monday, from 10am-4:30pm.
  • Chatham Manor open daily, 9am-5pm.
 

Hours & Program Descriptions Navigation

 

Things to Know

  • Hours of operation vary by season. 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 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). Watch the Fredericksburg film online.

Nearby Park Store open 9am-5pm
Park staff available in the Park Store and at at orientation table outdoors when weather allows
Building Closed

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.

Open daily, 9am-5pm

Ranger Programs

Fredericksburg: Stories from the Battlefield
11:30am & 2:00pm
Meet at battle painting outside the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

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

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Chancellorsville Battlefield

Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

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

Open daily, 9am-5pm

Ranger Programs

Chancellorsville: Stories from the Battlefield
11:30am & 2:00pm
Meet at battle painting outside the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

 
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.

Open sunrise to sunset
Staff onsite, Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-4:30pm

Ellwood

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.

Open Friday-Monday, 10am-4:30pm

Ranger Programs

Wilderness: Stories from the Battlefield
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am & 2:00pm
Meet at the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

 
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.

Open sunrise to sunset
Staff onsite, Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm

Ranger Programs

Spotsylvania: Stories from the Battlefield
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am & 2:00pm
Meet at the Bloody Angle, tour stop #3 on the Spotsylvania Battlefield. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

 
"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.

Staff onsite 9am-5pm

Old Salem Church

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

Closed


Last updated: July 24, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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