Summer Schedule for June 12, 2023 – August 12, 2023

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — 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 landscapes in American history.

The park’s summer interpretive programming starts on Monday, June 12, 2023 and runs through August 12, 2023. Park grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Summer hours for visitor centers, historic sites, and guided programs are as follows:

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

1013 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA

Open daily, 9 am–5 pm

Plan your visit with a park ranger at the visitor center. Explore exhibits on Fredericksburg, the battle, and its aftermath. Shop in the park store and watch a 22-minute movie, shown every half hour.

  • Sunken Road Walking Tour: Join a guided tour of the one of the most iconic and recognized battlefield landmarks of the war. (Daily at 10 am and 2 pm; 45 minutes)
  • Fredericksburg in Wartime Program: Discover a unique facet of the battle and the experiences of its participants. (Daily at 11 am and 3 pm; program format and length vary)
  • Innis House: Drop by the Innis House to see battle damage on a structure that witnessed the fighting. (Open daily 9 am–11 am)

Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA

Open daily, 9 am–5 pm

Check out exhibits on the battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. Shop in the park store and watch a 22-minute video, shown every half hour.

  • Battle Overview Talk: Discuss significant aspects of the Chancellorsville Campaign with park staff. (Daily at 10 am and 2 pm; 30 minutes)
  • Chancellorsville in Memory Program: Explore how the battle’s participants and historians have shaped our understanding of this historical moment. (Daily at 11 am and 3 pm; program format and length vary)

Chatham Manor

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA

Open daily, 9 am–5 pm

Visit exhibits that tell the story of this slave plantation from the 1770s to present day, including its role as headquarters and hospital during the Civil War. Stroll through the 1920s formal gardens and enjoy a spectacular view of the city skyline and river. A 14-minute orientation movie is available upon request. Park staff are present to provide informal interpretation of the house and grounds.

Ellwood Manor

36380 Constitution Highway, Orange, VA

Open daily, 9 am–5 pm

Explore the Ellwood landscape, visit the 18th-century slave plantation manor house, check out exhibits on the site’s role as a hospital and headquarters, and visit the burial place of Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm.

  • Opening of the Overland Campaign: Join us for this talk that investigates the Battle of the Wilderness and Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign. (Daily at 10 am and 2 pm; 30 minutes)

“Stonewall” Jackson Death Site

12019 Stonewall Jackson Road, Woodford, VA

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

Grounds open daily, sunrise to sunset

Learn about the Chandler slave plantation and small farm office building 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 ranger at the exhibit shelter or one of the other sites around the battlefield on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am–5 pm.

  • Bloody Angle Walking Tour: Join park staff at the Bloody Angle to learn about how the war was changing in the spring of 1864. (Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am and 2 pm; 45 minutes)

Self-guided audio driving tours for all four battlefields and audio walking tours of the Jackson Wounding Site and the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg are available for free at or via the official NPS App found on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Additional programs will be offered throughout the summer and 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