As a park that preserves four major Civil War battlefields and the "Stonewall" Jackson Death Site, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is large and spread-out!
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The numbered stops within each battlefield are suggested driving tours. Throughout the park you will find waysides, interpretive signs, and trails.
The Fredericksburg Battlefield driving tour begins at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, located along the Sunken Road portion of the battlefield. Stop 2 takes you across the river to Chatham Manor, a Union headquarters and field hospital. Stops 3-6 are along the Confederate defensive line, including the location of the only Union breakthrough during the battle.
Fredericksburg Trails (maps linked when available)
Sunken Road Walking Trail: 0.8 mi (1.3 km) loop. Start: Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, Tour Stop 1. Follow the historic Sunken Road and climb to Marye's Heights leading to the Fredericksburg National Cemetery.
Lee Hill Trail:0.5 mi (.8 km) round trip. Start: Lee's Hill, Tour Stop 3. Climb a winding trail to the top of Lee's Hill, Robert E. Lee's command post during the battle.
Bernard's Cabins Trail: 1.8 mi (2.9 km) round trip. Start: Pullout along north side of South Lee Drive, between Tour Stops 4 & 5. Follow this trail to the location of cabins where enslaved people lived and an artillery position during the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Hamilton's Crossing Walking Trail: 0.64 mi (1 km) round trip. Start: Prospect Hill, Tour Stop 6. A short trail that leads to the site of Hamilton's Crossing, an important rail depot.
North Lee Drive Trail:(closed due to storm damage) 2.8 mi (4.5 km) one way. This trail follows the course of North Lee Drive. There is no informational signage along the trail.
South Lee Drive Trail:2.4 mi (3.9 km) one way. This trail follows the course of South Lee Drive. There is no informational signage along the trail.
The Chancellorsville Battlefield driving tour begins at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, located near where "Stonewall" Jackson was mortally wounded. The following stops weave through the battlefield, stopping at significant home sites and critical points of the battle, like Jackson's Flank Attack and the Hazel Grove-Fairview corridor. Consider driving to partner-owned Day 1 at Chancellorsville, just to the east, or drive the Jackson Trails in the footsteps of Jackson's soldiers on his famous flank march.
Chancellorsville Trails (maps linked when available)
Jackson Wounding Walking Tour Trail: 0.2 mi (.3 km) loop. Start: Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Take this short, rubber-pact trail around the visitor center to follow Jackson's wounding.
Chancellorsville History Trail:4.3 mi ( 6.9 km) loop. Start: Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot. Follow in the footsteps of Confederate soldiers hammering against the Union defense on the morning of May 3, Chancellorsville crossroads and house site, the Bullock House Site, and the apex of Hooker's last line.
Hazel Grove-Fairview Trail:1.7 mi (2.7 km) round trip. Start at either Hazel Grove, Tour Stop 9, or Fairview, Tour Stop 10. Walk the trail that links two artillery positions, where, on the morning of May 3, five hours of intense fighting left a man killed, wounded, or captured, every second.
McLaws Line Trail: 1.1 mi (1.7 km) loop. Start: McLaw's Line, Tour Stop 4. Follow the story of the men whose diversionary tactics kept Union attention away from "Stonewall" Jackson's flank march on May 2, 1863.
Old Salem Church Trail: .15 mi (.24 km) round trip. Start: Old Salem Church. Follow the short trail around Old Salem Church, interpreting Second Fredericksburg and how Confederate reinforcements checked the progress of advancing Union forces.
The Wilderness Battlefield driving tour begins at Grant's Headquarters, proceeds to the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter in Saunders Field, where the battle opened, and continues down the Confederate line to the key corridor of the battlefield, stops 6-8. Ellwood Manor is open seasonally. The grounds at Ellwood are open and accessible via a gravel driveway from dawn to dusk.
Wilderness Trails (maps linked when available)
Wilderness Crossing Trail: 1.5 mi (2.4 km) round trip. Start: Ellwood's driveway. Explore the plantation grounds and dusty crossroads that defined this break in the Wilderness. When Ellwood is closed, park at the Ellwood gate, walk .5 mi (.8 km) to the trailhead.
Gordon Flank Attack Trail:2.1 mi (3.4 km) loop. Start: Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter, Tour Stop 2. Follow the historical earthworks remaining from a crushing Confederate flank attack late on May 6, 1864.
Vermont Monument Trail:.43 mi (.7 km) loop. Start: Brock Road-Plank Road Intersection, Tour Stop 8. Walk the same ground as the renowned Vermont Brigade and see the memorial to this unit which bore the brunt of the fighting in this area.
Widow Tapp Farm Trail:1 mi (1.6 km) round trip. Start: Tapp Field, Tour Stop 6. As the battle hung in the balance on the edge of this field, Confederate reinforcements arrived here just in time to save the Army of Northern Virginia.
Federal Line Trail:7.2 mi (11.6 km) round trip. Start: Picnic area south of Saunders Field, Tour Stop 3. Walk the length of the Union line, featuring remarkable earthworks and artillery positions.
The Spotsylvania Battlefield driving tour begins at the Spotsylvania Battlefield Exhibit Shelter beside Laurel Hill where the battle opened. Follow the remaining tour stops to understand how this two week battle unfolded, with its horrific climax at the Bloody Angle, tour stop 3. As our best-preserved battlefield, Spotsylvania Battlefield also features a 7.5-mile trail that weaves throughout the battlefield. To see a set of reconstructed earthworks, deviate from the driving tour by bearing right before you reach stop 4, the Harrison House. The reconstructed works are at the road's dead end. Retrace your steps to continue on the driving tour.
Spotsylvania Trails (maps linked when available)
Bloody Angle Trail:1.1 mi (1.8 km). Start: Bloody Angle, Tour Stop 3. Walk the ground where, on May 12, 1864, Union soldiers launched a massive assault against a bulge in Confederate works called the Mule Shoe Salient. The 22 hours of hand-to-hand combat that followed lent this place its name, the Bloody Angle.
Spotsylvania History Trail:5.7 mi (9.2 km) loop. Start at any parking area intersecting with the trail. This trail weaves throughout most of the Spotsylvania Battlefield, passing much of the 14 miles of earthworks on the battlefield and covering the majority of tour stops.