Chancellorsville Visitor Center Closed Beginning Dec. 23
The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed for renovation work until March 15, when we expect to open on a limited basis. The information desk, restrooms, and bookstore will open then, but exhibits will be closed as we install new.
Exhibit renovations at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Exhibits are currently unavailable at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, as we remove old exhibits and prepare the building for new exhibits in June 2014. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.
With a few exceptions, the park buildings and trails are handicap accessible.
FredericksburgBattlefield Visitor Center. A ramp at the front door makes the main floor of the building accessible. This includes the park's orientation desk, auditorium, and small exhibit area. The basement is not handicap accessible. It contains two rooms of exhibits and rest rooms. A book at the desk has photos of the basement exhibits. Adjacent to the visitor center is a building with a rest room and bookstore that is handicap accessible.
ChancellorsvilleBattlefield Visitor Center. The building is totally handicap accessible. It contains an orientation desk, auditorium, exhibits, bookstore, and rest rooms.
ChathamManor. This building functions as the park offices as well as museum. A ramp provides access to the exhibit area. A separate building contains handicap accessible rest rooms.
Stonewall Jackson Shrine. The first floor of this two story historic building is handicap accessible. A separate building contains handicap accessible rest rooms.
Ellwood Manor. The first floor of this historic building is handicap accessible. The second floor is not yet open to the public and is not handicap accessible. A handicap accessible porta-potty is on the grounds of the historic manor.
SalemChurch. The first floor of this historic church is handicap accessible. There is a small handicap accessible rest room. The balcony is not handicap accessible.
Most of the park trails are handicap accessible. The exceptions are several wooden bridges over a swampy section of the Chancellorsville History Trail and two wooden bridges over earthworks on the Bloody Angle Trail.
Did You Know?
Clara Barton is famous for founding the American Red Cross. She learned of the International Red Cross while vacationing in Europe after the Civil War. Upon her return to the US she started a lengthy campaign for the US to join this international organization and then created the first chapter.