This is the second Virginia State Park to host the 150th Civil War History Mobile this weekend, October 5-7, 2012 as it makes it's way around the state, be sure you don't miss your chance while its still in the neighborhood.
A Civil War Re-enactment at Leesylvania's Potomac Blockade event
Experience this immersive high-tech "museum on wheels" whether you're a history buff or not! The History Mobile is appealing to visitors of all ages, including young children. The History Mobile will be setup near boat launch #1 by the Marina Store on October 5-7, 2012. The exhibit will be open for students, school groups, and scheduled field trips on Friday and open to all public on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Civil War History Mobile details Virginia’s incomparable place in history throughout the 1860’s. The History Mobile shares a unique interactive experience, as visitors are invited to look into the lives of real people- young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians. Read letters and hear conversations from those looking to flee to freedom, watch a film that examines Virginia's decision to secede, then explore the impact of the War that ended slavery.
The Civil War History Mobile was designed through a partnership between the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefields Park. The History Mobile is also supported by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Visitors can obtain information on visiting Virginia Civil War sites at the exhibit.
Virginia State Parks will host the History Mobile at different locations across the state now through 2015. We'll keep you posted, so stay tuned!
*The History Mobile is a free event; however parking is $4 on weekdays and $5 on weekends. To schedule a field trip, please contact the park by email or call (703) 730-8205.