Ever wonder what the American Civil War was really like? Find out from a re-enactor from Holliday Lake State Park at 8:00 p.m. on August 8th.
Andrew Frakes, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, served in the 85th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. He saw his first battle at Williamsburg, Virginia in May 1862. Frakes was in Petersburg in April 1865 and made the fast march to Appomattox, passing very close to what is now Holliday Lake State Park. His company served provost guard duty (military police) at Appomattox Court House after the surrender.
This living history program will include a talk from the re-enactor, a campfire, and time to ask questions about the history of the park and the American Civil War.
LOCATION OF THE PARK: Holliday Lake State ParkAccess via State Route 24 between Appomattox and U.S. 60 and from Routes 626, 640 and 692. 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
Click here for a Google map. Latitude, 37.395945. Longitude, -78.640327.
If you want to stay at our campground (just like General Lee and General Grant and their troops slept under the stars!) make a reservation by calling the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK (7275) Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or you can book online anytime. Online reservations can be made up to midnight of the day prior to arrival. Same day reservations can be made up to 2 p.m. through the call center only. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.