Summer hours and programs at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

by | Jun 12, 2022 | History

  Discover the stories of soldiers, civilians and enslaved freedom seekers who experienced four major battles and helped determine the fate of the nation during the Civil War. Explore Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park this summer and connect with the people and places that shaped some of the most contested and iconic battlefield landscapes in our history.  

The park’s summer interpretive programming starts on Monday, June 13, and runs through August 13. The grounds of all sites are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Summer hours for visitor centers and historic sites, and guided programs are as follows:
Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center 

1013 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 

Daily, 9am – 5pm 

Plan your visit with park rangers. Explore exhibits on Fredericksburg, the battle, and its aftermath. Shop in the park store. Watch the 23-minute video, Fredericksburg: Winter’s Anguish, shown every half hour.  

Sunken Road Walking Tour: 35-40 minute guided tour of the one of the most iconic and recognized battlefield landscapes of the war. Daily at 10am and 2pm. 

Fredericksburg in Wartime Program: Short guided program on a unique facet of the battle and the experiences of its participants. Daily at 11am and 3pm. 

Innis House: Check out the battle damage to one of the few surviving structures still standing on the battlefield. Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 11 am.   


Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center 

9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 

Daily, 9am – 5pm 

Check out exhibits on the battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House, shop in the park store, and watch the 22-minute video, shown every half hour. Guided programs on varied aspects of the battle are offered at the Visitor Center and other nearby tour stop locations. Check at the visitor center for daily topics and locations. Daily at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3 pm.  


Chatham Manor 

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 

Daily, 9am – 5 pm 

Exhibits tell the story of the slave plantation Chatham Manor from the 1770s to the present day, including its role as headquarters and hospital during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Stroll through the 1920s formal gardens and enjoy a spectacular view of the Rappahannock and the city skyline. Chatham: Rise, Ruin, Rebirth, a 14-minute video introduction to the site, is available on demand.  

Ellwood Manor 

36380 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, VA 

Daily, 9am – 5pm 

Explore the landscape, visit the 18th-century slave plantation manor house, check out the exhibits on the site’s role as a field hospital and General Warren’s headquarters, and visit the burial place of Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm. Programs on the Wilderness Battle, Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign, and its pivotal role in the war at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm.

“Stonewall” Jackson Death Site  

12019 Stonewall Jackson Road, Woodford, VA 

Building open and staffed Saturdays & Sundays, 9am – 5pm 

Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset. 

Learn about the Chandler slave plantation and the small farm office where General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson spent his last days following his wounding at the battle of Chancellorsville, and where he died on May 10, 1863. 

Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield 

9550 West Grant Drive, Spotsylvania, VA 

Catch up with a roving ranger at the exhibit shelter, the “Bloody Angle” or one of the other tour stops around the battlefield on Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 5pm.  

Self-guided audio driving tours for all four battlefields, along with the Sunken Road walking tour at Fredericksburg are available for free at www.nps.gov/frsp or via the official NPS App available through the App Store or Google Play.  


Additional programs will be offered throughout the summer and will vary from day to day. To learn more about these and other park offerings, including the Junior Ranger program, special events, living history presentations, and roving ranger programs, stop by the park visitor centers and historic sites, call (540) 693-3200, or visit https://www.nps.gov/frsp. 

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