Ghost Stories: Spotsylvania Court House

from Elizabeth

We’re not shy to the questions “Is Stevenson Ridge haunted?” The answer you’ll receive will solely depend on who you ask in the office.

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, it’s still fun to talk about ghost stories this time of year. So let’s share a ghost story from the Spotsylvania Courthouse—one of the bloodiest battles in North America.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park has attracted many ghost hunters over the years, and they’ve claimed to …


Luminary 2016

from Chris

In case you missed last weekend’s annual luminary ceremony at Fredericksburg National Military Park, here are a couple quick pictures. It took 500 Boy Scouts two hours to set up all the flags and all the bags with the candles in them, plus another hour to light them, plus another hour to pick them all up (and that’s not even counting all the time spent getting the bags of sand assembled, used to weight down the candle bags).…


Memorial Day Luminary at the National Cemetery

Luminaria20014-01from Chris

If you’ve never before taken the time to visit the annual luminary event at Fredericksburg National Cemetery, do yourself a favor and make it a point to visit this year.

The annual tradition will be held this Saturday, May 28, from 8-11 p.m.

This will be the 21st anniversary of the Memorial Day Luminary, and it’s particularly special because this year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the cemetery.

A host of volunteers offer short …


Visiting the Local Battlefields


The Bloody Angle in the fall

from Chris

We recently had an inquiry from a guest about the local battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania). She and her family were trying to plan their visit, and she asked me one of the hardest-possible questions: “Which battlefield do you think would be the most interesting to visit?”

That’s such a hard question because each battlefield is different, and each has something different to offer visitors. That …