Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania – more than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic cost, in all its forms. These places reveal the trials of a community and nation at war. In 1927 the U.S. Congress established Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Memorial National Military Park to commemorate the heroic deeds of the men engaged at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. Today the park also includes the historic structures of Chatham, Ellwood, Salem Church, and the “Stonewall” Jackson Shrine. The park encompasses over 8,000 acres making it one of the largest military park in the world. There is no fee to visit the park. Closed on Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year’s Day.