We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Certificate of Excellence
Battlefields, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 169 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Good battlefield park

I enjoyed my time at the park because seeing it makes the history more real for me. I didn't follow the trail other Trip Advisors raved about because it was snowy and cold, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
WhitO5214
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
1,003 reviews 1,003 reviews
496 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I enjoyed my time at the park because seeing it makes the history more real for me. I didn't follow the trail other Trip Advisors raved about because it was snowy and cold, but plan to go back when it's warmer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking these hallowed grounds of where our civil war ancestors fought, bled and died should be enjoyed by all people. This great military park should be enjoyed and passed down to all future generations.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winter Park, Florida
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

See the Sunken Road/National Cemetery Loop Trail, and Jackson Wounding Walking Tour Trail. There is a driving trail also. I would recommend taking your time. Pick up a park map. This is extremely helpful. The ranger at the Stonewall Jackson Shrine was exceptionally knowledgeable and please to spend alot of time talking with us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wow-A truly enlightening experience and adventure. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone! The history and walking in the shoes of those that came before us, just breathtaking!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
34 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Walking along sunken road, and you can imagine what it was like at this location for the battle. The smallish museum is certainly well-staffed, and very friendly and has some very nice exhibits. But you have to walk outside to look down onto the city, and imagine the storming of the Union troops. The park rangers are amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The location of 120 Chantham Lane is the Chatham house and not the battlefield. It has historical significance, but not what I wanted to see. However, the Sunken Road and Fredericksburg Battlefield is located at 1016 Lafayette Blvd. It takes about an hour to go through the Visitor's Center and to walk the 1/2 mile. Don't forget to make a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center is great, great starting point for your self guided tour. We watched the movie and talked at great length to the staffers. We walked the Sunken Road and explored the cemeteries. The brochure had helpful and interesting information.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nebraska
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Sporsylvania and Wilderness battlefields are west of Fredericksburg. There is no museum at Spotsylvania or Wilderness battlefields, but the driving tour certainly takes you back into history. The roads are well maintained and there is much to see. Make sure you have your tour brochure so you can learn more at each stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Recommend starting at Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor's center. Then it is 45 min walking tour of the sunken road and national Cemetery. If you want to walk around town, there is a walking tour from the visitors center, but we had walked the town the day prior. I hear only good things about the trolley tour u. Town and would try... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hernando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When we planned our trip last year, I came to this site to find a top notch guide. I saw a couple of reviews for Hallowed Ground Tours and its owner, Scott Walker. I cannot thank the folks from Tripadvisor enough for helping me to find him! The biggest complaint I saw about the Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville battlefields is that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park also viewed

 

Been to Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?