Saturday, July 3, 2010

Civil War 150th Anniversary Lodging Special

Virginia travelers interested in the American Civil War can stay in luxury at Virginia bed and breakfast while visiting civil war sites and civil war battlefields. The years 2011-2015 mark the 150th commemoration of the start of the Civil War, and plans are underway for special events throughout Virginia, particularly in Richmond, the capital of the Confederate States.

The Richmond Visitor's Bureau has posted a great three-day Civil War Itinerary for visitors to see Richmond's civil war museums, sites, and battlefields. The itinerary includes a tour of the recently-renovated Virginia State Capitol, and nearby Hollywood Cemetery, named for the holly trees that grow there and famous as the final resting place of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family, 25 Confederate generals, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers. Civil War history in Richmond includes historic Monument Avenue, itself a National Historic Landmark. And as Maury Place overlooks the Matthew Fontaine Maury monument, our guests have ready access to stroll along this tree-lined avenue to see magnificent houses of varying history and architecture, and spectacular monuments honoring leaders from the past, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson.

We can make arrangements for a local tour guide or provide you with a customized itinerary to fit your travel plans.

We have just announced a Civil War Special to celebrate the 150th anniversary-- present your receipt from the Museum of the Confederacy or the American Civil War Center for 10% off accommodations.  Offer good 7/1/2010 through 12/31/2010.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument