- Historic Sites
Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania Battlefields
Four major battles fought in the vicinity of Fredericksburg - Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, and Fredicksburg - resulted in approximately 110,000 casualties, making this the bloodiest ground on the North American continent. The park also includes the historic structures of Chatham, Ellwood, Salem Church, and the "Stonewall" Jackson Shrine. The military park encompasses more than 8,000 acres. The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center is located at the base of historic Marye's Heights on the battlefield. Musem exhibits, a film strip, artifacts, and self-guided walking and driving tours are available. American Heritage: "Fredericksburg: A Gettysburg for the Other Side"