After Gettysburg: Battles of Mine Run & The Wilderness Combo Tour

Mine Run & The Wilderness
Mine Run & The Wilderness
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  • Guided Driving Tour With stops in each location
  • 8 Hours9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fredericksburg Area Battlefield
  • $550Maximum 6 guests

Join Us for This Battles of Mine Run & The Wilderness Combo Tour

Take a comprehensive battlefield tour of the Battle of Mine Run and the Battle of The Wilderness.

Discover the aftermath of Gettysburg as we trace Robert E. Lee’s retreat back to Virginia, spotlighting the often-overlooked Mine Run campaign of late 1863. Launched by General George Meade on Thanksgiving, this last effort aimed to defeat Lee post-Gettysburg culminated at Payne’s Farm, a key battle site preserved today.

Uncover the inspiration behind a famous Christmas Carol linked to Mine Run’s events and delve into the strategic delays and defensive mastery of Lee, which halted Meade’s advances. Our tour will highlight General K. Warren’s tactical ingenuity and Meade’s moral resolve amidst the challenges.

See the battlefields of Orange County, Virginia…

Exploring Orange County’s scenic battlefields, we’ll reveal hidden historical treasures and future preservation sites, taking a moment to enjoy a local dining recommendation during a 30-minute lunch break.

The narrative then shifts to 1864, with Ulysses S. Grant’s eastern arrival marking the Overland Campaign’s beginning. Witness the initial engagements between Grant and Lee at Saunder’s Field, amidst the Wilderness’s unique combat backdrop, including still-standing Civil War earthworks.

Experience the intensity of the Brock Road and Plank Road intersection, and visit Tapp Field, the site of the pivotal “Lee to the rear!” moment. Concluding with Grant’s strategic pivot towards Richmond, our tour encapsulates key moments of Civil War history, from strategic retreats to groundbreaking battles.

The tour will end at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter – National Park Service.

This private battlefield tour pairs nicely with the Battles of Spotsylvania Court House & the North Anna: Civil War Earthworks combo tour. Your story will continue with the next Overland Campaign battles; May 8-24, 1864.

Explore Civil War History with Your Own Battlefield Guide

Let us show you the way as you relax and skip the self-guided tour hassle. Your own battlefield guide will meet you at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter – National Park Service.

After an introduction, your battlefield guide will join your vehicle as you depart to your first stop. It is recommended that the battlefield guide drive your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the tour, but it’s up to you who drives.

Joining your vehicle keeps the cost down so you can see more battlefields with us.

Step-on battlefield guides are available for larger passenger vehicles (van or bus). For more information and prices, please contact us.

Note: The battles of Mine Run and The Wilderness can be tailored into one of our Custom Battlefield Tours.

What's Included

  • Professional & qualified local battlefield guide
  • Locate ancestor’s regiment on the battlefield With advance notice only
  • A 15% discount on purchases of $50 and above at the Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville National Park Battlefield Museum gift shop

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottled water
  • Jacket & umbrella
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Hat & light clothes
  • Insect repellant

What's Not Included

  • Vehicle
  • Visit to the Battlefield Visitor Center museum, film, and gift shop
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities Optional


  • Tour meets at 9:00 am at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter – National Park Service; 35347 Constitution Hwy. Orange, Va. 22160.
  • Find out what happened after the battle of Gettysburg
  • A comprehensive tour of the entire Mine Run battlefield area.
  • A 30-minute lunch break at a recommended location by your battlefield guide
  • A comprehensive tour of the entire Wilderness battlefield area

Special Notes

  • The minimum recommended age is 10 years old.
  • The tour makes multiple stops and gets out of the vehicle
  • Walking at stops is minimal, usually steps from the vehicle (no hiking involved)
  • Tour can accommodate those with mobility challenges
  • Traveling between stops has commentary
  • The tour continues in all weather conditions as adjustments can be made to make everyone comfortable
  • We can locate an ancestor’s unit on the battlefield for no additional charge by simply giving us their unit’s information, for example, “10th New York regiment” – Advance notice of a week or more is advised to better prepare.


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Mine Run

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The Wilderness

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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.