Tag Archives: Tourism

Forts — Drewry’s Bluff: Tourism on the Front Lines

On St. Patrick’s Day, 1862, soldiers began construction of fortifications at Drewry’s Bluff, overlooking the James River about eight miles south of Richmond. This location was a key spot in defending Richmond by water. Drewry’s Bluff was not only a … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: A New Voice For Old Stories

The following press release comes from Civil War Trails in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, Old Baldy Civil War Round Table and several … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Moorefield, WV

As you start thinking about your fall travel plans we recommend you visit one of our teams favorite fall destinations, Moorefield West Virginia.

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Civil War Trails: Easton Maryland

Maryland’s Eastern Shore is one of our favorite destinations along the Trail. For those of you who have been there will know what a gem the beautiful towns and countryside can be.

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ECW Weekender: Put This Book In Your Travel Pack!

  Do you have ten pounds of books in your backpack? (And an additional twenty pounds of books in a box in the back of your car?) I had a good laugh at myself last weekend when I was at … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Wytheville, VA

There are few places more remote and yet worthwhile to visit than Southwest Virginia. Tucked into the corner of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina is one of the most beautiful parts of the Country. Hikers, bikers (and cyclists), and music … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Lynchburg, Virginia

This spring our team spent a whirlwind weekend in Lynchburg in attendance of this years Virginia Association of Museums annual conference. Today, we wanted to share just a taste of what this beautiful town has to offer, and encourage you … Continue reading

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Year In Review 2017: #9

Reflecting some of the historical controversies in 2017 and the discussion of monuments, our ninth most-read blog post of 2017 was written by a guest author. He shared about monuments in New Orleans and how that city faces the challenges … Continue reading

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A Head Start to Battlefield Tourism by a VI Corps Carpetbagger

See third paragraph under “Local and State Items.”

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Question of the Week: 7/25-7/31/16

Do you think a fad like “Pokémon Go” is helpful or harmful to historical sites? (“Pokémon Go” is a newly released mobile game where players go looking for Pokémon on their phone, but in real world locations. Many parks and … Continue reading

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