Making Battlefields Accessible

People interested in the Civil War have talked about the importance of visiting battlefields to get a better sense of what happened on that ground.  Many of us have written about the importance of “walking the ground.”  Not all of us are able to do that so easily.

Along comes All-Access Battlefield Tours (LLC), “a new private tour service designed especially for wheelchair travelers who wish to fully explore and experience the hallowed grounds of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, VA. AABT’s all-accessible individual or group tours take visitors, their families and friends directly to historical hotspots while moving at their own pace. In order to provide a safe and comfortable expedition, visitors have the option of being transferred to customized travel wheelchairs that feature special wheels and canopies. These rugged outdoor chairs, combined with portable ramps, enable visitors to traverse fields, trails and roads that are otherwise inaccessible. Each experience includes complete accessibility assistance and the highest quality tours, featuring a unique staff of experts made up of local historians, authors and preservationists.”

If you’re interested, you may want to visit their website for more information.