Transportation & Parking

Transportation & Parking

The March on the Mansion will begin on historic Brown’s Island, along the beautiful James River in downtown Richmond. Brown’s Island is accessible via pedestrian entrances at Tredegar Street & South 5th and South 7th Streets respectively, and by Richmond’s Canal Walk. (See a Google map of Brown’s Island.)

Buses are available from across Virginia!

When you sign up for the march, select the bus that is nearest to you to reserve your seat. Seats on buses are free of charge, but you will need to reserve in advance.

  • To reserve a seat, select your bus location when signing up, and then look out for a confirmation email.
  • If you do not see the bus you want below available on the sign up form, that means it is full. Email the bus captain listed below to get your name on the wait-list.

You can send general bus questions to Please contact the bus captains below with questions about your pick-up details by location.

All buses will depart Richmond by 3:30 p.m. from the corner of N 9th St. and Bank St., which is adjacent to the Capitol Grounds where the march will conclude.

Buses will include:

Blacksburg – Meet at 7:00 AM at the Blacksburg Unitarian Universalist Congregation – 1301 Gladewood Drive, Blacksburg, VA. Departs at 7:15 AM.
Questions? Contact bus captain Sam Scates at

Charlottesville – Meet at 8:45 AM at the Animal Medical Center – 388 Pantops Center, Pantops Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA (please park in middle of lot between the Vet & Tuesday Morning store).
Questions? Contact Friends of Nelson bus coordinator Deirdre Skogen at

Harrisonburg – Departs at 9:00 AM from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Corner of E Wolf St & N Main St, Downtown Harrisonburg, VA.
Questions? Contact bus captain Lara Mack at

Hampton Roads (Peninsula) – Departs at 10:00 AM from Newsome House, 2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, VA.
Questions? Contact bus captain Harrison Wallace at

Hampton Roads (Southside) – Departs at 10:00 AM from the K-Mart parking lot at 6101 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA.
Questions? Contact bus captain Teresa Stanley at

Nelson County – Meet at 8:45 AM at Nelson County High School – 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA.
Questions? Contact Friends of Nelson bus coordinator Deirdre Skogen at

Northern Virginia – Departs at 8:30 AM from the Vienna Metro Station (South Kiss & Ride Lot), 9550 Saintsbury Drive, Vienna, VA.
Questions? Contact bus captain Chris Tandy at

Roanoke – Meet at 8:15 AM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA. Departs at 8:30 AM.
Questions? Contact bus captain Carolyn Reilly at

Staunton – Meet at 8:45 AM in the Wal-Mart parking lot – Exit 222 off I-81 – 1028 Richmond Ave., Staunton, VA.
Questions? Contact Friends of Nelson bus coordinator Deirdre Skogen at


March map annotated 7-01If you are driving to the March, you will need to park your car in one of the lots or garages within a short walking distance to Brown’s Island:


Want to carpool? Do you need a ride or can you offer an extra seat or two on your car? Use the message board below to connect with other people headed to the march. Participants are advised in advance that the event organizers do not assume responsibility or maintain coverage for rideshares.