Coronavirus Response (updated 07/15/2020)
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is increasing visitor services available at key locations in the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. At this time, with public health in mind, all buildings in the park will remain closed to the public, except for restroom facilities at Chatham.
Staffed Weekends Only:
The park’s gift shop/bookstore at Fredericksburg Battlefield, managed by Eastern National, will be open daily.
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: July 15, 2020