Fredericksburg Battlefield Tours


Discover Fredericksburg’s Civil War Sites…

The Fredericksburg area is one of the best places to study the American Civil War today, boasting five battlefields within 20-square miles. With perhaps the highest concentrations of battlefields anywhere in the U.S., the Fredericksburg area has a central role in Civil War history.

Located between the two warring capitals of Washington and Richmond, it was a major crossroads where armies of the North and South clashed (over 100,000 casualties resulted from the battles that took place here).

The earliest Civil War battles in this area represented the rising tide of the Confederacy – major Confederate victories which would inspire General Robert E. Lee’s second invasion of the North, leading to the famous Gettysburg Campaign.

The last battles – occurring after Gettysburg – was to mark the beginning of the end of the Confederacy, with Grant coming out east and initiating his Overland Campaign all the way to the gates of Richmond.

Most battlefields in this area are 30-minutes apart, making it ideal for touring one in the morning and another in the afternoon (We recommend exploring two battlefields in a day; touring more than two battlefields in a day would be very ambitious and will be more about quantity than quality).

Fredericksburg, VA, Battlefields with Expert Guidance

Located in Central Virginia, one hour south of Washington D.C. and three hours from Gettysburg and Williamsburg, Fredericksburg is the perfect place to make your battlefield base camp.

The downtown hotels along Caroline Street, Fredericksburg’s main street, are within easy walking distance of most shops and restaurants and are an excellent choice from where you can explore.

The Fredericksburg, VA battlefields are a must-see whether you’re new to Civil War history or a longstanding Civil War aficionado.

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Explore Fredericksburg Battlefield Tours...


Battle of Fredericksburg

This tour goes beyond the stone wall at Marye’s Heights. We’ll spend time around the town of Fredericksburg as well as Slaughter Pen Farm & Prospect Hill.

Battle of Chancellorsville

One of Robert E. Lee’s greatest victories. Hear about Stonewall Jackson’s Flank Attack & the bloodiest morning in the Civil War.
Mine Run

Battle of Mine Run

Part of the Forgotten Fall of 1863, find out what both armies have been up to since the battle of Gettysburg months earlier.
The Wilderness

Battle of The Wilderness Battlefield Tour

Next major battle after Gettysburg, known as the opening phase of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. Historians say, it’s the beginning of the end of the Confederacy.
Spotsylvania Court House

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Guided Tour

The second battle of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. See Robert. E. Lee’s defenses known as The Mule Shoe & where intense fighting occurred at The Bloody Angel.
North Anna

Battle of North Anna Battlefield Tour

The third battle of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. Robert E. Lee sets a trap for Ulysses S. Grant. See some of the best preserved Civil War earthworks.
African American Civil War

From Enslaved to Soldier: African American Civil War Tour

Hear about the life of the enslaved people & the Emancipation Proclamation. See where U.S. Colored Troops fought against Robert E. Lee’s Army for the very first time.
Past Event: May 20, 2023

159th Anniversary of Spotsylvania Courthouse Special Event

Join us for a special event commemorating the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, with two historians and authors.

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