Farmville/PE Historic Society To Tour Sailor's Creek

Published 6:27 pm Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Farmville Prince Edward Historical Society will have a private interpretive tour of the new Sailor's Creek Battlefield Visitor Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. This will be in place of its regular meeting.

Built in 2009, the Visitor Center has an exhibit area that tells the history of the final days of the Civil War. The exhibit area features state-of-the-art exhibits that include holographic storytellers. The Visitor Center serves as the park's office and contains a gift shop with a wide range of historical books that discuss the history of the area.

The state park is at 6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice. From Farmville, take US 460 east to Route 307 east. From Rt. 307, take Route 617 (Sayler's Creek Road) to the state park. Parking may be limited so some of the attendees may wish to carpool. It is suggested that attendees bring lawn chairs since there is only limited seating at the Visitor Center.

This tour is open to the members and nonmembers of the society.