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Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Site includes walking trails, bookstore and visitor center. Twenty-minute film is shown every 30 minutes. Museum exhibits and bookstore help you understand the park's history. The Park Service is transforming the asphalt surface along Sunken Road and surrounding landscape to look as it did in December 1862 during the Battle of Fredericksburg.

1013 Lafayette Blvd.
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Cost: $2 to view a 22-minute movie at for those 10-61. Those over 61 pay $1. Children under 10 and school

More info: Web site

Phone: 540/373-6122

Additional info: View historic pictures of the battle from the Library of Congress and National Archives.

Plans also call for walking paths and reconstructing the missing pieces of the stone wall along Sunken Road. Guided walking tours offered on weekends. Battlefield grounds and Sunken Road are open Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center is open from 9 to 5 on weekdays and 9 to 6 on weekends. The Battle of Fredericksburg was on Dec. 13, 1862, when Union forces under the command of Gen. Ambrose Burnside attacked Confederate Gen. Robert E Lee�s entrenchments at Marye�s Heights and five miles to the south at Prospect Hill. The Union lost more than 12,000 soldiers in the fighting; Confederates lost fewer than half as many.

Categories: Visitor Centers & Tourist Info, Battlefields, Civil War

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