Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Address:120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone:540-371-0802
Fax:540-371-1907
Web: www.nps.gov/frsp/
Size: 8,374 acres.
Established: Established on February 14, 1927; park and cemetery transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933.
Location:50 miles south of Washington, DC, and 50 miles north of Richmond, Virginia. Park includes numerous areas on both sides of I-95 in the Fredericksburg area.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, bookstore, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:Portions of four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House), Chatham Manor (a former hospital for Union soldiers), and several smaller historic sites comprise the park. The four battles, fought in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, occurred between 1862 and 1864 and resulted in 110,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest ground on the North American continent. Fredericksburg National Cemetery (15,333 interments; 12,746 unidentified) is located in the park.

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