Plan Your Visit

Two major Civil War armies clashed in and around Fredericksburg in four pivotal battles within an 18-month span, resulting in over 100,000 casualties. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park manages these four battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House) and historical structures (Chatham Manor, Ellwood Manor, the "Stonewall" Jackson Death Site, and Salem Church). Included in the park are two visitor centers (at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville).

Some people choose to visit one battlefield a day, while others choose to do a longer tour including multiple battlefields. Each battlefield features its own driving tour and walking trails. We know that your visit to this hallowed ground will be a memorable one - no matter the season or the time you have available.


Park Places

  • View across a river of city on sunny day.
    Fredericksburg Battlefield

    The Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia clashed in December 1862, in what became a striking loss for the United States.

  • A sun rising behind trees in a snowy field.
    Chancellorsville Battlefield

    After a long winter, the Army of the Potomac met the Army of Northern Virginia at Chancellorsville.

  • A cannon in fall in a field.
    Wilderness Battlefield

    The Battle of the Wilderness was an intense two-day battle and the first clash between Confederate General Lee and US General Grant.

  • A granite monument across a wide field.
    Spotsylvania Battlefield

    At Spotsylvania, the Union and Confederate armies engaged in a battle foreshadowed the intensifying nature of the fights to come.

  • A single story brick building with entrance sign in front.
    Visitor Centers

    Learn about the two visitor centers at the park.

  • A two story red manor house with entrance columns.
    Historic Buildings

    Explore historic buildings in the park, open seasonally.


Trip Planning

  • Brown park sign for Chancellorsville Visitor Center with spring flowers
    Hours of Operation

    Check out the park's hours of operation and other basic information to plan your visit.

  • Two living historians stand aside cannon as it fires
    Special Events

    The park hosts many special events throughout the year. See if one coincides with your visit!

  • Ulysses Grant cut out holding a trail map
    Trails & Brochures

    Download trail maps and discover each battlefield on your own time.

Last updated: January 17, 2023

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120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405


540 693-3200

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