Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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Meeting place
Volunteers should meet at the Ellwood parking area on the Wilderness Battlefield at 9 am on Saturday, April 15. From there volunteers will be divided into groups based on their preferred service project and will drive in their personal vehicles to various locations on the Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields.
Planned Activities
This year Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will host two service projects on Park Day. One will be improving a picnic area on the Wilderness Battlefield by repainting picnic tables and bollards. The other will help prepare for the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville by doing trash pickup at driving tour stops within the Chancellorsville Battlefield.
Accessible restrooms and water fountains are available at Ellwood and the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Terrain is relatively flat and primarily grass covered.
History or Educational Activities
An interpretive Park Ranger will provide a brief orientation to the history of these battlefields. Ranger talks, an informational video, and exhibits are also available at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center which is free and open to the public.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
All tools and supplies with be provided by the National Park Service.
Please note
Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Sign up ahead of time by visiting:
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