Sailor’s Creek to Host Anniversary Program

   Written by on March 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Activities at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park on Saturday, April 5, 2014 will commemorate the 149th anniversary of the pivotal American Civil War battles fought around Sailor’s Creek on April 6, 1865. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The highlight of the day will be a dedication of the new Custis Lee trail, coupled with two scheduled guided tours of the new route. Additional activities include living history demonstrations of infantry maneuvers and fire, artillery drill, Hillsman House tours, and medical programs.

The daylong program is egg5propriate for ages five and up. Activities may be adjusted for inclement weather.

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park is dedicated to preserving the cultural landscape as it was in 1865, and to providing the historic setting to tell the story of the last major battle in Virginia before the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s army at Appomattox Court House, and its impact on the citizens of Southside Virginia.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 or 300 climate controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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