Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is situated in Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, Virginia, and encompasses a total area of about 8,000 acres of land. The park is managed by the National Park Service. The park is located approximately 50 miles north of Richmond, Virginia, about 50 miles south of Washington, DC and is accessible on both sides of the I-95.
The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park has lots of historical significance in that it commemorates four famous battles in the history of the American Civil War. These battles include the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and The Wilderness.
Additionally, there are several historical sites within the park including Chatham Manor which was a hospital that was used treat Union soldiers during the war. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park was established on February 14, 1927, added to the (NHRP) National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966, and then dedicated in the Designated Virginia Landmarks Register, on January 16, 1973
Besides this historical and commemorative significance, the park is also commonly used for recreational activities including bicycling, hiking, guided and self-guided tours. Additionally, there are several amenities in the park to facilitate these activities. Some of the available facilities include a bookstore, picnic area, visitor centers, restrooms, self-guided tour, and museum/exhibit.
As with most national parks, you are allowed to bring your furry friend along although there are some stipulations that you must be aware of. For example, all dogs must be secured on a leash that is no longer than six feet long at all times. If your dog is not leashed, then your dog must be secured in an enclosure.
As a dog owner, you must always maintain immediate control of your dog at all times. It is also important to be aware of the areas of the park that you can and cannot visit when you are with your dog. You can find these details in the visitor center. You are not permitted to leave your dog in your car alone, of course, as that is dangerous to your dog's health.