Reconstruction in Fredericksburg
Join park staff on a walking tour of downtown Fredericksburg to learn about the Reconstruction period after the Civil War. This program will investigate the initial steps that our nation took to rebuild after four years of war, the work of the Freedmen’s Bureau in protecting the rights of newly freed people, and the ways that Reconstruction continues to impact our lives today.
Meet at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site); 801 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia; includes a 1 mile walk; sturdy shoes, water and bug spray recommended. Street parking is available.
History at Sunset is an annual series that focuses on areas rarely visited, stories rarely told, or familiar sites seen through a different lens. Park rangers lead each History at Sunset program. All programs are free and take place every other Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. Most include walking, with distances ranging from about 0.5 to 1.5 miles. Participants are recommended to bring bug spray and water and to wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes.