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Huge Grand Opening Expected at Museum of Confederacy

Illustration of Confederate Soldiers at Sailor's Creek

WSET-TV Channel 13 ABC The Heart of Virginia Shared this (here is an excerpt): 

Appomattox, VA - The finishing touches are taking place at the Museum of the Confederacy. In just a matter of weeks, thousands of people will descend on Appomattox for its grand opening.
 
They're expecting as many as 5,000 people at the grand opening ceremony alone. Already, it's offered a few people some jobs, an uptick in tourism and a slight increase for businesses, but even more, it's giving the people of Appomattox some hope.
 
Piece by piece the customized cases are coming together.
 
"They are what we consider, coming home," said Sam Craghead, who handles public relations for the museum.
 
It starts with a display for General Robert E. Lee's surrender sword.
 
"The sword hilt will be here with the point down," said Sam Craghead, pointing to the spot where the sword will be.
 
The rest of the artifacts will tell the Civil War's story chronologically.
 
"In these cases, this area is talking about the time leading up to the Civil War, the beginning of the war and then a brief overview," he said as he walked by the empty glass cases.
 
The clock is ticking because between 200 and 300 artifacts will move into these enclosures before the grand opening on March 31.  Read the entire article here.
 
Now for the secret I am about to share with you...
 
 
James River State Park in Central Virginia
James River State Park
 
Bear Creek Lake State Park Cabin 8
Bear Creek Lake State Park Cabin #8
 
James River State Park (Just 23 miles away), Bear Creek Lake State Park (43 miles away) and Twin Lakes State Parks (49 miles away) and of course don't forget Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park which is a great place to stop and have lunch as it is roughly midway between Petersburg and Appomattox Courthouse. 
 
Estimated cost to stay overnight - 2 bedroom cabin at James River State Park is just $84 for Virginia Residents, and $94 for non-residents per night. A 3 bedroom cabin is $105 for residents and $117 per night for non-residents. So this equates to just $21 per person if 4 Virginia Residents reserved a 2 bedroom cabin overnight.
 
Total sites of each cabin type: 2-bedroom frame, 13; 3-bedroom frame, 2; 6-bedroom lodge, 2
 
Cabin Types
2-bedroom frame cabin - maximum six people, one bath, one queen bed, two sets of bunk beds (sleeps four)
 
3-bedroom frame cabin - maximum eight people, two baths, one queen bed, two single beds in second bedroom, two sets of bunk beds (sleeps four) in third bedroom
 
6-bedroom lodge – maximum 16 people, three baths, handicapped accessible, two queen size beds in two bedrooms, two single beds in two bedrooms, two sets of bunk beds each in two bedrooms (sleeps four in each room)
 
Total: 15 cabins; 2 lodges.
 
For information on availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can reserve online or call 1-800-933-PARK. Click here for park fees.
 
This is a very special event you won't want to miss, and you can enjoy a visit to a Virginia State Park to boot! Cabins are filling up fast so book your cabin or lodge today!


Published: 02/15/2012


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