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Shuttles, Parking, Logistics for Battle of Fredericksburg 150th

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SEATING

Limited seating will be provided for programs that are stationary and expected to last more than 20 minutes. Visitors are urged to bring easily-carried lawn chairs. Some events cover a considerable distance. Plan ahead.

WATER AND FOOD

Food will not be available for purchase at any of the National Park-sponsored events. Visitors are encouraged to bring lunches, snacks and water bottles with them. Water fountains will be available at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.

ROADS AND TRAILS

Please stay on designated trails and note special-event signs on roadways and trails.

PARKING, FACILITIES, AND ACCESSIBILITY

For downtown events  on Saturday, Dec. 8, park on the street, in the VRE lot (Frederick and Caroline streets, shuttle provided) or in the parking deck at 600 Sophia St. There are also several municipal lots on Sophia Street.

SHUTTLE BUSES

Shuttle services will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with parking available at some stops.

Shuttle stops are:

11032 Tidewater Trail (former GMC Powertrain plant, Routes 2 and 17 east of Shannon Airport), public parking

Slaughter Pen Farm (no parking), Routes 2 and 17, Spotsylvania. More info here and here.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, 1013 Lafayette Boulevard, (limited parking)

VRE parking lot (Frederick and Caroline streets, Fredericksburg), public parking.

Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St., use parking deck at 600 Sophia St.

Chatham Heights Shopping Center, 411 Chatham Heights Road, Stafford, public parking.

Ferry Farm, State Route 3, Stafford (only handicapped and special needs parking at this site; use Chatham Heights lot)

ACCESSIBILITY

Most events and programs are fully accessible to the disabled, though several walking/hiking tours take place over long distances with uneven and rough terrain.

PETS

Pets on leashes are allowed within Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, but park buildings and the National Cemetery are off-limits to all pets except service animals.

 

 

 

 

 

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