History at Sunset – Tunes of the Civil War

Listen or sing along to vocalists and string musicians as they perform and share stories about popular melodies from the Civil War period, including sea shanties, camp songs, and patriotic airs.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Park at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. 1013 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg.

History Sunset Programs are free, take place every other Saturday during the summer starting at 6:30 pm, and last about 90 minutes. Most include walking, with distances ranging from about ½ to 1 mile. Participants are recommended to bring bug spray and water and to wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes. To learn more about these and other park offerings, including the Junior Ranger program, special events, living history presentations, and guided walking tours, stop by the park visitor centers and historic sites, call (540) 693-3200, or visit

civil war cannon at sunset
Event Details
September 3, 2022 – September 3, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA, USA
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