Event Information

150_logo for webOn May 1-4, 2014, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse campaign will return to Spotsylvania, 150 years after the original battle.



All Wilderness and Spotslvania Courthouse events will take place near the Spotsylvania Courthouse at the intersection of Brock Road and the Courthouse Bypass, on the W. J. Vakos Companies property:

9019 Old Battlefield Blvd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553



From I-95: Exit 126 to Southbound Rt 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway). Travel south approximately 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Southpoint Parkway. Travel approximately 1 mile. Turn left onto Rt 208 (Courthouse Road). Proceed approximately 5 miles. Old Battlefield Blvd is on the left. Follow signs as appropriate.


Gate Times:

Tuesday-Friday: Special programs
Thursday:  noon Day of Prayer at the Judicial Center
Saturday: 9 am to 5:00 pm; Battle at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 am to 3:30 pm; Battle at 1:30 p.m.


On May 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday), 150th Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse events will include historic interpreters, sutlers, music, special speakers, and vendors. Please click here for a complete listing of events.



Advance tickets can be purchased on this website and at the Spotsylvania Visitor Center, Fredericksburg Visitor Center, Spotsylvania Museum and the Spotsylvania Treasurer’s Officee through May 2, $12 for each day. At the gate the price is $15.  You will bring in your receipt and exchange it for an armband for tickets purchased online.

Click here for more information about purchasing tickets.



Shuttle bus transportation will be available at no charge from Courtland High School to Old Battlefield Blvd and from Spotsylvania High School starting at 9 a.m. there will be a separate shuttle to the event activities and to the NPS program at the Bloody Angle, you will need to get off the shuttle to and from the schools and board the event shuttle, the event shuttle will loop around to the Historic Courthouse and the NPS program until 12:30.



Onsite food vendors will be available, as well as sutlers and business vendors and an author’s tent will be available for Civil War authors.


Additional Information and Restrictions:

The viewing area will be for standing only, blankets and chairs are welcome. There will be bleachers available for handicap only.
Coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted within the gated areas.

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