Battle of Mine Run

Mine Run
Mine Run
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  • Guided Driving Tour With stops in each location
  • 4 Hours9:00 am or 1:00 pm
  • Fredericksburg Area Battlefield
  • $300Maximum 6 guests

Join a Historic Campaign on This Battle of Mine Run Tour

Take a comprehensive battlefield tour of the battle of Mine Run; November 26-December 1, 1863.

Your private battlefield tour will start at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter – National Park Service where you will meet your own battlefield guide. Receive a tour introduction and hear about the campaign which would be General George Meade’s last attempt of the year to get at Robert E. Lee’s army.

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

The tour will go to the action at Payne’s Farm, where some of the heaviest fightings took place. Today this portion of the battlefield is preserved by the American Battlefield Trust.

Find out which famous Christmas Carol was inspired by an event at the battle of Mine Run.

Delays and confusion will lead to many Echoes of Fredericksburg.

Lee will construct a formidable defense behind the Mine Run creek making Meade think twice.

We’ll join General Gouverneur K. Warren The Savior of Little Round Top who will come up with a plan to flank Lee’s formidable works.

Most of this tour will cover rural portions of Orange County where traces of the battle can still be seen today and where future battlefield preservation opportunities await.

This private battlefield tour pairs nicely with the next battles, the battle of The Wilderness, the opening of the Overland Campaign; May 5-6, 1864 and the battle of Rappahannock Station.

Let a Local Battlefield Guide Show You the Way

Let us show you the way as you relax and skip the self-guided tour hassle. Your own battlefield guide will meet you in front of 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: Battle of Mine Run 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 or 1:00 pm at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter – National Park Service; 35347 Constitution Hwy, Orange, Va. 22160.
  • Tour the Mine Run battlefield area largely on American Battlefield Trust and Orange County property
  • Part of the Forgotten Fall of 1863
  • General George Meade’s last battle of 1863 before General Ulysses S. Grant comes east
  • The only tour around to go beyond the Payne’s Farm property

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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