Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter

Rolling hills with golden winter grasses and woods in the distance with a trail crossing the field.
The rolling hills of Saunders Field are visible from the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter.

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35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove VA, 22508

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Trailhead

Gain an understanding of the Battle of the Wilderness with the overview provided on the interpretive panels and battle map at this location. Situated in Saunders Field, this was the location of the opening shots of the Overland Campaign, as well as the final action in the 2-day Battle of the Wilderness.

While you're here...

Walk the Gordon Flank Attack Trail

2.1 mi (3.4 km) loop.
Start: From the parking lot, start to the left of the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter

Follow the historical earthworks remaining from a crushing Confederate flank attack late on May 6, 1864.

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024