America's Battleground

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania, this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown.

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Fredericksburg Anniversary

View special programming for the upcoming 160th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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Fredericksburg Battlefield

Explore places connected with the Fredericksburg Battlefield, where US and Confederate forces clashed in December 1862.

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Hours of Operation

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

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Virtual Tours

Explore the park at home or download the NPS App and follow along onsite with these audio tours!

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Trails & Brochures

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

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Check if any park events are happening during your visit.

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Watch the park films before your visit or simply browse through the library of park videos.

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Parks as Classrooms

Bring history to your students, in the classroom and at the park.

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Permits & Reservations

Activities such as photography, special events, first amendment exercises, and giving tours may require a permit.

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Download Junior Ranger Books

Four battlefields + four Junior Ranger books = Four times the fun!

Last updated: November 13, 2022

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120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg , VA 22405


540 693-3200

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