Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitors Center
The visitor center contains exhibits, a 22-minute movie and bookstore to help orient visitors to the 1862 battle. A five-mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to the key spots on the battlefield including Chatham Manor. Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania are called the Bloodiest Landscape in North America - more than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed in four separate battles; the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Chancellorsville Campaign (encompassing the battles of Chancellorsville, Second Fredericksburg, and Salem Church), the Battle of the Wilderness, and the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park is the second largest military park in the world. It preserves and interprets the history of four major battlefields scattered over the city of Fredericksburg and four counties. In addition to the park visitor centers at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, there are four historic buildings that are open to the public: Chatham Manor, a stately colonial mansion with beautiful gardens and views of old town Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River; Salem Church, a Baptist Church that served as a refugee center for the citizens of Fredericksburg during the Battle of Fredericksburg; Stonewall Jackson Shrine, where Confederate General Thomas ""Stonewall"" Jackson died on May 10, 1863; Ellwood Manor, used as a hospital by the Confederates during the Chancellorsville Campaign and as a headquarters and hospital by the Union during the Wilderness Campaign.
- Tour Information:
- The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
- Admission Fee/Ticket Price:
- Entrance to the park is free
- 1013 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401