Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Overview

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania is the bloodiest landscape in North America. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War's tragic cost, in all its forms. A city bombarded, bloodied, and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced to the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded and 15,000 killed with most now in graves unknown. The fading scars of battle, the homeplaces of bygone families, and the granite tributes to those who fought still mark these lands. These places reveal the trials of a community and nation at war is a roiling cataclysm, a virtuous tragedy that freed four million Americans and reunited a nation.

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Seasonality / Weather

Summers in the Southeastern United States are humid during the day. The best times to visit are fall and spring.

Directions

Driving: 

The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center is located at 1013 Lafayette Boulevard. Take exit 130A from I-95. Drive east on Route 3 for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at the traffic light at Lafayette Boulevard (US 1 Business). Proceed approximately 1/2 mile. The visitor center is on the left. The zip code is 22401.