Take a comprehensive battlefield tour of the battle of Fredericksburg, December 11-13, 1862.
There is much more to the battlefield and the story than the stone wall at Marye’s Heights. We’ll go beyond the Fredericksburg National Park property in order to better understand this epic story.
Your tour will take you to the historic city of Fredericksburg, which still maintains its charm and character from the times of the Civil War. Many wartime structures and historic architecture can still be seen today.
Along the riverbanks of the Rappahannock River, you will learn more about a bombardment of the entire town by Union artillery which preceded a river crossing by Federal troops.
Experience what it was like to be part of the street fighting in some of the earliest urban warfare of the Civil War.
Learn about the looting of Fredericksburg and the civilian wartime experience.
We’ll take you to the lower portion of the battlefield where the most decisive military action of the battle occurred at Slaughter Pen Farm. Preserved by the American Battlefield Trust, it’s one of the largest single battlefield purchases in American history.
Later we’ll see a large collection of cannons at Prospect Hill where the battle hung in the balance. Along the way to Robert E. Lee’s headquarters, you’ll see amazing preserved Civil War earthworks.
The climax of the tour is following a Union brigade as they assault the Confederate-held stone wall at Marye’s Heights. We’ll play battlefield detective as much of Bloody Plain remains hidden under a turn-of-the-century neighborhood. Finally, you’ll walk the famous Sunken Road and have a better understanding of one of the largest lopsided defeats of the Civil War.
This private battlefield tour pairs nicely with the Battle of Chancellorsville, which is the next battle that happened on May 1-3, 1863.
If you’d like to visit multiple battlefields on the same tour, consider booking one of our American Civil War Combo Tours.
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 Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center; in front of the museum shop building off of the back parking lot.
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: Battle of Fredericksburg can be tailored into one of our Custom Battlefield Tours.