When I was homeschooling my children, I planned on taking the kids to many of the Civil War battlefields. I planned on doing it on our 3-month US History field trip. Sadly, we were never able to make that trip. I finally succeeded in taking at least one child to some of the sites. Sure, he was just about to start grad school, but we finally did it.

As we drove from Baltimore, Maryland, to Williamsburg, Virginia, we stopped to stretch our legs and realized we were just 10 minutes away, so we had to stop. It became the perfect place to stretch our legs.
The site is where the first urban combat in American history occurred. I believe anyone interested in history and the Civil War would find it interesting.

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War.

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

There is something so surreal about walking through the location of one of the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. 

Because we just visited the Fredericksburg Battlefield and National Cemetery, and there are many other sites in and near the historic town of Fredericksburg  I want to go back and spend more time . 

Accessibility

Most of the park buildings and many park trails are accessible. It is quite a long walk

Service animals are welcome in all of our park buildings and on the grounds. As with all National Parks, if you have any questions about accessibility accommodations, you may call call at 540-693-3200 or contact us via email. FedRelay can also be contacted at 855-482-4348, or via email at [email protected].

Getting to the Fredericksburg Battlefield

The battlefield is between Washington DC and Richmond Virginia

  • 53 miles from Washington DC
  • 59 miles between from Richmond, VA

 

Address

1013 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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