Come and join us at Virginia State Parks!
The party begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. There will be refreshments, guided ranger hikes, and of course CAKE! The Visitor Center and the Overton-Hillsman Farm House Museum will also be open for tours on the special day. Some of the invitations went out to special guests which include local politicians, neighbors of the park, and local newspapers who are coming to show their support. This is going to be a wonderful celebration of hard work and dedication, and keeping in touch with nature and history in a fun way!
The vast history ofthe parkencompasses 146 years of importance in American history. During the American Civil War the last major battle in the state of Virginia was fought on this land April 6, 1865 only 72 hours before Lee surrendered the Confederate forces to Grant. With its historical significance came the need to protect this hallowed ground which was begun in 1934 by the Saylor's Creek Battlefield Park Association. The work of this group would begin to establish the park by purchasing the land and preserving what they could. By 1962 and the centennial of the Civil War, the park included 324 acres and another 623 acres in easements with neighbors.
Overton-Hillsman Farm House Museum
Living history at the Overton-Hillsman House Museum
Welcome to the Visitor Center at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
National Register of Historical Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark.
Join us as we celebrate this amazing event of 75 years of outdoor fun and historical education! For more event information,click hereor call the park office at 804-561-7510.
For general information and directionsclick here.