With a few exceptions, park buildings and many park trails are accessible. Service animals are welcome in all of our park buildings and on the grounds. If you have any questions about accessibility accommodations, please call ahead at 540-693-3200 or contact us via email. FedRelay can also be contacted at 855-ITaid4U (482-4348), or via email at ITCSC@gsa.gov.
Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
A ramp at the front door makes the main floor of the building accessible. This includes the park's orientation desk and upstairs exhibit areas. The basement is not accessible (it contains one room of exhibits, the auditorium, and restrooms). An accessible restroom is located in the adjacent brick bookstore that is also accessible. The 22-minute orientation film is available on the main floor, and listening devices with volume amplification or audio description are available for the hearing or visually impaired. For either of these accommodations, please inquire of the front desk staff.
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
The building is completely accessible. It contains an orientation desk, auditorium, exhibits, bookstore, and rest rooms. For those who are hearing or visually impaired, listening devices with volume amplification or audio description are available to accompany the movie. Inquire at the front desk to obtain a listening device.
This building functions as the park's headquarters and office space as well as museum. A ramp provides access to the exhibit area. Public restrooms are located in a separate building, and are accessbile.
Stonewall Jackson Shrine
The first floor of this two story historic building is accessible through a deployable metal ramp. A separate building contains accessible restrooms.
The first floor of this historic building is accessible. The second is not yet open to the public. An accessible porta-potty is located on the grounds.
The first floor of this historic church is accessible through a deployable metal ramp. There is a small accessible restroom. The balcony is not accessible.
Many of the park trails are accessible but others traverse swampy ground and forests without smooth surfaces. We recommend the following trails as the most accessible:
Fredericksburg Battlefield: the Sunken Road trail just outside of the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center and the grounds at Prospect Hill (Fredericksburg Battlefield Tour Stop 6)
Chancellorsville Battlefield: the Jackson Wounding loop trail around the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and sections of the trail to Fairview at Chancellorsville Tour Stop 10 (broken by a non-accessible wooden bridge that passes over earthworks)
Wilderness Battlefield: the Tapp field trail at Wilderness Battlefield Tour Stop 6 and the Brock Road-Plank Road Intersection trail at Wilderness Battlefield Tour Stop 8
Spotsylvania Battlefield: portions of the trail network around the Bloody Angle (Tour Stop 3) and the path linking the Bloody Angle to the East Face of the Salient (Tour Stop 3 to Tour Stop 6)