In accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s memorandum of March 22, 2020, and consistent with emergency measures implemented in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as of Tuesday, March 24, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will be performing only “Primary Mission-Essential Functions” and services. These essential functions relate to law enforcement, the health and safety of staff and visitors, protection of park resources, and maintaining access for residents dependent upon park roads. Employees not essential to these functions have been instructed to remain home and, when possible, work remotely.
The following closures are in effect:
What can you do?
These are extraordinary times. The unprecedented steps our society and community are taking in the name of public health will inevitably entail some unwanted physical impacts on the park itself. Grass will not be mowed. The National Cemetery may soon be in a state that at any other time would be unacceptable. If nature intervenes with storms or floods, we may have to close trails, scenic roads, or significant areas of the park. While unpleasant, all of these things are temporary—they can be remedied once the crisis passes. In the meantime, they constitute some of the burden we will all have to shoulder as we work our way, together, through this emergency.
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Last updated: March 31, 2020