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Civil War Survivor Program At Sailor's Creek

Can you survive a day in the life of an American Civil War soldier?

How good are you at setting up a simple American Civil War (ACW) camp site? Dressing an ACW soldier? Finding the ACW general lurking in the nearby woods?

These and other events are part of a two-day program, August 18 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and August 19 (1 p.m to 4 p.m.), starting with registration at the visitor's center, 6541 Saylers Creek Road (Rt. 617), Rice. It is the third in the series of “Ice Cream Sundae Sundays in August” at Sailor's Creek.

The survivor program consists of six events to be completed in the shortest time possible. Events are suitable for all ages and for all education levels. Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised.

Participants can work as a team or individually; the team or individual with the quickest time will receive a prize. Those completing the event will receive free ice cream sundaes as an award.

This event will run for two days and is weather dependent.

For more information contact the visitor center at 8804-561-7510 or eMail: sailorscreek@dcr.virginia.gov.