Stones River National Battlefield is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing and safe cleaning of facilities potentially exposed to COVID-19. As of Wednesday March 25, 2020, the public restrooms, along with the rest of the visitor center, will be closed until further notice.
The park’s outdoor areas including the tour road, trails, Stones River National Cemetery, the McFadden Farm Unit, Redoubt Brannan and Fortress Rosecrans will remain open to the public.
Visitors may pick up park information at a dispenser located outside of the visitor center. They can download the OnCell National Park Service touring app to enhance their touring experience from home or using the public Wifi available at the visitor center. We will continue to share the park’s unique resources and stories on the park’s Facebook page.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Stones River National Battlefield is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.
The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.
Updates about National Park Service operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.