Recommended Itineraries

Browse our recommended Spotsylvania itineraries to help make the most of Front Line men in Civil War uniforms shooting gunsyour County excursions.

Itinerary 1 - Civil War History

  • Chancellorsville Day 1 - Civil War Trails site with walking trails and Civil War Reenactment men shooting guns in Civil War uniformsinterpretive markers
  • Chancellorsville Visitor Center - Watch a movie about the Civil War's impact to the area, meet NPS Historian and learn about "Stonewall" Jackson’s Wounding
  • Flank Attack Site - Drive to the site where the Confederate troops gathered before making the Flank attack on Howards Corps
  • Spotsylvania Museum - Learn the history of the County starting with the early Native Americans to the formation of Spotsylvania County with Alexander Spotswood through the Civil War. A great starting point before going to the Spotsylvania Battlefields
  • Spotsylvania Visitor Center - Get maps, souvenirs, and friendly advice for your trip located at Southpoint Parkway
  • Stonewall Jackson Shrine - Located at Guinea Station, a National Park Service site
  • Slaughter Pen Farm - Part of the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Federals were pinned down here while the battle of Sunken Road was happening a few miles away

Itinerary 2 - Fun in the Sun with History on the Side

  • Anna Point Marina - Dockside Realty for Lake Anna 101 Class and boat tour
  • Battlefield Adventure Tours - Ride on 4x4 ATV's and be immersed in the rich history of the beautiful 175-acre working farm, Bonnyside, where the 1781 Brewing Company and Wilderness Run Vineyards also reside.
  • John J. Wright Museum and Cultural Center - Starting point for the African American Heritage Trail and home to the museum that tells about history from Civil War to Civil Rights
  • Lake Anna State Park - Visitor Center, Beach, Cabins, Boat Launch, picnic area
  • Lake Anna Winery- Located just 3 miles from the Lake, tours and tastings
  • Mattaponi Winery - Visit the Trading Post for a tasting of these unique wines
  • Rent a watercraft - Check out the marinas or Lake Anna Rental places for all watercraft needs from pontoon boats to wakeboards
  • Spotsylvania Courthouse Walking Tour - Download the app and tour the Confederate Cemetery, Civil War Trail sites and historic building
  • Spotsylvania Museum - Learn the history of the County from Alexander Spotswood to Civil War, a great starting point before going to the Spotsylvania Battlefields

Itinerary 3 - Sports, Spirits & Fun

Itinerary 4 - Indoor Adventure

  • Chancellorsville Visitor Center - Twenty minute movie and museum that chronicles the four battles of the Civil War fought in the area
  • Ellwood - Country home built in the 1770’s and owned by the same people who owned Chatham, staffed and maintained by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Miller Farms Market - Fresh produce, meats and dairy products as well as crafts and ice cream
  • Penny Lanes and Movie Theater - Lunch at Penny Lanes while bowling then plan to take in a move at Paragon Theater, located at Spotsylvania Towne Centre
  • Spotsylvania Visitor Center - Get help planning your day at the Southpoint Visitor Center