Recently Virginia State Parks staff in District 4 had the opportunity to visit The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox for a special event to view the exhibits before its grand opening ceremony on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Park staff from Sailor’s Creek Battlefield, High Bridge Trail, Twin Lakes and Holliday Lake toured this magnificent facility and its exhibits.
Guest to the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox were met by the President & CEO Waite Rawls.
Holliday Lake State Park located in Appomattox, not far from the museum, partnered with the museum to sell museum admission tickets at their park office. Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park also sells the tickets at the park’s Visitor Center.
Sarah Lankford and Kandace McCabe read over an exhibit on life on the home front.
Waite Rawls, Don Pierce and Chris Calkins discuss artifacts found in one of the exhibits.
Pictured left to right: Zoe Rogers, Robert Chapman, Eric Hougland, Anne Reeder, Ken Townsend, Chris Calkins, Kandace McCabe, Trey Mottley and Sarah Lankford.
For more information on the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox, click here.
Holliday Lake State Park is accessible via Route 24 between Appomattox and U.S. 60 and from Routes 626, 640 and 692. The park is approximately 12 miles from the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park.
Drive time: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk, Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours.
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State is located at 6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice, Va. From U.S. 460, take Route 617 (Saylers Creek Rd.) to Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park. From U.S. 360, take State Route 307 (connecting highway between U.S. 360 and U.S. 460) to Route 617 North (Saylers Creek Rd.).
Drive Time : Northern Virginia, three to three and a half hours; Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, two hours.