Filming began at 9 a.m. on September 21, 2011 when Jim Meisner, Public Relations Specialist for State Parks and a crew of eighteen people arrived at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield's Visitor Center. Cameras, lights and equipment of all kinds were quickly set up and extras were put in their places. Chief Ranger Chris Joyner and Administrative Specialist Kandace McCabe were part of all the action. Chief Ranger Chris Joyner practiced his line and then “ACTION” was called. After several attempts, we finally captured the perfect shot. All that is left to do is cross our fingers and hope we make the cut!
The new exhibits at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park are featured in an upcoming commercial for Virginia State Parks.
Be on the look-out for Virginia State Parks’ new commercial and catch your first glimpse of the exhibits in the Visitor Center at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield. Also, stop by and see us; we will be happy to give you our autographs just in case we turn out to be stars!
LOCATION: The park is at 6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice, Va. From U.S. 460, take Route 617 (Saylers Creek Rd.) to Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. From U.S. 360, take State Route 307 (connecting highway between U.S. 360 and U.S. 460) to Route 617 North (Saylers Creek Rd.).
Drive Time : Northern Virginia, three to three and a half hours; Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, two hours.
Click here for a Google map. Latitude, 37.305194. Longitude, -78.22764.