Operating Hours & Seasons

Masks Required Indoors: All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings, due to substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the local area.

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 is open, 9am-5pm.
  • Chatham Manor is open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm; Mondays & Fridays, 10am-2:30pm; closed Tuesday-Thursday.
  • The Jackson Death Site is open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm.
  • Ellwood Manor is open and staffed by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4:30pm.
 

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.

Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm
Mondays & Fridays, 10am-2:30pm
closed Tuesday-Thursday

Ranger Programs at Fredericksburg Battlefield

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 every 30 minutes (fee) and exhibits (free). Or, watch the Chancellorsville film online ahead of your visit.

Open daily, 9am-5pm

Ranger Programs at Chancellorsville Battlefield

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

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 Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4:30pm

Wilderness Exhibit Shelter

An open-air exhibit shelter.

Open sunrise to sunset

Ranger Programs at Wilderness Battlefield

No programs scheduled at this time

 
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

Ranger Programs Spotsylvania Battlefield

No programs scheduled at this time

 
"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.

Open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am-5pm

Old Salem Church

Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign. Grounds open sunrise to sunset.

Building Closed


Last updated: August 17, 2021

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Mailing Address:

120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:

(540) 693-3200

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