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Old Salem Church

(540) 786-2880
4054 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401


Salem Church was an important, yet often overlooked, part of The Battle of Chancellorsville. The church was used as a hospital by both sides, and it served as a civilian refugee center during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Today, this part of the battlefield has been almost entirely destroyed by urban development. The church, the 15th New Jersey Monument, the 23rd New Jersey Monument, and one acre of ground are all that remain. A new driving tour of 2nd Fredericksburg & Salem Church has been developed. The church is open summer weekend afternoons.

Hours vary; call (540)786-2880 to confirm when Salem Church is open. The following text is from a park brochure on the church.