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Fredericksburg

December 11 - 15, 1862

Fredericksburg, Virginia

The historic town of Fredericksburg and its surrounding battlefields remains a must-see for all visitors interested in history and the Civil War. The town, whose streets are still lined by historic homes and churches, was the site for some of the first urban combat in American history. The nearby Sunken Road, Slaughter Pen Farm, and Prospect Hill regions are filled with historical markers and trails for those who want to fully understand the impact of this 1862 battle.

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Essential To-Do List:
Fredericksburg

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Visit the House and Grounds at Chatham Manor

This Georgian style manor, on a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River, was a Union artillery position, headquarters, camp and hospital and provides a panoramic view of historic Fredericksburg.

Stand in the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg

Wave after wave of Union soldiers charged against this position in one of the most lopsided engagements of the Civil War.

See where the Battle of Fredericksburg was decided

Although other parts of the Fredericksburg battlefield are better known, the Slaughter Pen Farm was the Union's best chance for victory.

Visit the City of Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is a place bursting with old Virginia history. The town itself, characterized by its historic homes and churches, was the scene of urban combat amid one of the largest and most desperate battles of the entire war.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail

Hours

Weekdays 9-5, Weekends and Memorial Day 9-5, Closed New Years, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Phone

540-373-6124

Website

www.nps.gov/frsp/fred.htm »

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Partners in
Preservation

The work of the Civil War Trust would not be possible without the tireless support of a wide variety of local and regional partner groups. We thank them for their assistance and dedication.

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
www.nps.gov/frsp »

Central Virginia Battlefields TrustCentral Virginia Battlefields Trust
www.cvbt.org »

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