Four historic sites associated with the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg are part of the new Coastal Virginia Civil War wayfinding brochure created by the Virginia Civil War Trails.
The sites include Fort Magruder, the pivotal centerpiece of the battle, and New Quarter Park in York County, along with two sites within the city of Williamsburg: Bloody Ravine off Route 60 and Redoubt Park off Quarterpath Road. Redoubt Park encloses one of the military fortifications from the May 5, 1862, battle.
The brochure is designed to help visitors and residents navigate the history of the Civil War in Coastal Virginia. There are about 75 different sites on an illustrative map of the Peninsula and the lower Tidewater region.
The Hampton History Museum and the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau were also partners with the Civil War Trails in the project along with the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Newport News, Suffolk and Portsmouth and the counties of York and Gloucester. The brochure was funded in part by a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corp.
The wayfinding brochure showcases an easy format used to present a regional Civil War experience.
The 60,000 brochures have been printed and distributed to partners and visitor centers across the region.
For more information or to request a copy of the brochure by mail, visit civilwartrails.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.