Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Things To Do

Bicycling

Bicycling is allowed on park roads, but not on park hiking trails. Keep in mind that some of the roads through the park are state and county roads, not park roads. Several of the state and county highways are narrow with no road shoulder and others are heavily traveled which is not conductive to safe, enjoyable biking. Park roads are generally wider and much less traveled. The best and most popular places to bicycle are the five mile stretch along Lee Drive on the Fredericksburg Battlefield and the five mile route through Spotsylvania. Hill-Ewell Drive on the Wilderness Battlefield is more hilly and rarely used for bicycling. The Chancellorsville Battlefield has only short stretches of park roads that connect with state and county roads for the driving tour route. Bicyclists rarely use Chancellorsville.

Guided Tours

Guided walking tours are conducted on weekends on all four battlefields through the end of May.

Sunken Road Walking Tours that last 35 minutes begin at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 11:25, 1:25, 2:25 and 3:25.

"Stonewall" Jackson Wounding Walking Tours that last 35 minutes begin at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center at 11:25, 1:25, 2:25 and 3:25.

No Turning Back Walking Tours that last 45 minutes begin at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter at 11:00 and 2:00.

Bloody Angle Walking Tours that last 45 minutes begin at the Bloody Angle, tour stop #3 on the Spotsylvania Battlefield.

During the summer season (June 6-August 10) the walking tours are given at the times listed below.


Sunken Road Walking Tours

that last 35 minutes begin at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.

Weekdays at 10:25, 11:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25, and 4:25.

Weekends at 9:25, 10:25, 11:25, 12:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25, and 4:25.

 

"Stonewall" Jackson Wounding Walking Tours that last 35 minutes begin at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center:
Weekdays at 10:25, 11:25,1:25, 2:25, 3:25 and 4:25.
Weekends at 11:25, 2:25, and 4:25.

Eyewitness to History Dramatic Presentations begin at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center on weekends at 10:25, 11:25, and 3:25.

No Turning Back Walking Tours that last 45 minutes begin at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter at 11:00 and 2:00.

Bloody Angle Walking Tours that last 45 minutes begin at the Bloody Angle, tour stop #3 on the Spotsylvania Battlefield.

Teachers wanting guides for school field trips should contact Janice Frye at (540) 786-0605. Those wanting guides for military staff rides, Civil War Round Tables or other group tours should contact Greg Mertz at (540) 373-6124.