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As you are planning your road trip or staycation in Fredericksburg, VA, we want to make sure that you have the latest up-to-date info for the region’s battlefields, museums, tours and visitor centers.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Current Hours of Operation – Fall Schedule runs from August 14 through October 10, 2022.
Park grounds and trails are open, sunrise to sunset.
Masks are optional inside park buildings.

For additional info, view Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park website.

Learn more about visiting Fredericksburg Battlefield.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Watch the Fredericksburg film online or at the visitor center.
Open daily, 9am-5pm

Fredericksburg Park Store
Located next to the parking area behind the visitor center.
Open daily, 9am-5pm

Ranger Programs at Fredericksburg Battlefield

Sunken Road Guided Walk
10:30am & 2pm; 45 minutes
Meet for the program at the battle painting between the visitor center and park store.

Why did the Battle of Fredericksburg happen? Why was it important? Join park staff to learn about the events of December 1862 from the people who lived through them and the ground they walked on. (Beginning June 13 – August 13, daily tours will be at 10am &2pm.)

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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.
Building open daily – 9am to 5pm. Building will be closed from noon to 1pm. 
Restroom facilities available during open hours.

Ranger Programs
Weekends at 10:30am and 2pm 

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Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

Open daily, 9am-5pm
Features a 22-minute orientation film offered on the hour and half hour (fee) and exhibits (free).
Restroom facilities available during open hours.

Ranger Programs at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Chancellorsville: Stories from the Battlefield
10:30am & 2pm; 20-30 minutes
Meet for the program at the battle painting in front of the visitor center.

Why did the Battle of Fredericksburg happen? Why was it important? Join park staff to learn about the events of December 1862 from the people who lived through them and the ground they walked on.

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Ellwood Manor & Wilderness Battlefield

Ellwood Manor
Building open Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm.
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 miles to the grounds.

Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
An open-air exhibit shelter.
Open sunrise to sunset.

Ranger Programs at Wilderness Battlefield

Introduction to the Overland Campaign
10am & 2pm; 15 minutes
Meet at Ellwood Manor
Overview of the Battle of the Wilderness and the start of the Overland Campaign

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Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

An open-air exhibit shelter.
Open sunrise to sunset.

Ranger Programs Spotsylvania Battlefield

Bloody Angle Guided Walks
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am & 3pm; 45-minutes
Overview of the fighting on May 12, 1864 and the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

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“Stonewall” Jackson Death Site

Historic building where General Jackson died.
Grounds are open sunrise to sunset.

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Old Salem Church

Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign.
Building closed.

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Museums

Discount museum passes are available for purchase at the regional visitor centers. Learn more about XPass Museum Passes.
😷 Please note that museums may require masks for tours. 

Ferry Farm – George Washington’s Boyhood Home

Monday – Saturday | 10am – 5pm
Sunday | 12pm-5pm

Fredericksburg Area Museum

Open every day EXCEPT Wednesdays | 10am – 5pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Open Daily | 10am – 5pm

Historic Kenmore

Monday – Saturday | 10am – 5pm
Sunday | 12pm-5pm

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday
Open Sunday | 12pm to 4pm

James Monroe Museum

Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 5pm
Open Sunday | 1pm to 5pm

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Open Daily 9am-5pm

Mary Washington House

Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday
Open Sunday | 12pm to 4pm.

Rappahannock Railroad Museum

Closed for the season.

Rising Sun Tavern

Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday
Open Sunday | 12pm to 4pm

Shannon Air Museum

Tues – Sat | 10am-4pm
Closed Sunday and Mondays
Last tour at 2pm

Spotsylvania County Museum at Lick Run

Open daily | 9am to 5pm

St James House

Fall House Opening – October 3 – 8, 2022 | 1pm-4pm

Visitor Centers
Fredericksburg Visitor Center

706 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 373-1776

Open daily | 9:00am – 4:30pm; open until 8:00pm on the first Friday of the month for FXBG First Friday.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter.

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Spotsylvania Visitor Center

4704 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 507-7090

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Stafford County Information Center at Belmont

224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405
(540) 654-1015

Tours

Looking to venture out on your own? View our list of self-guided tours.

 

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