Bus tour of the Battle of Point Pleasant set

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BIG STONE GAP, Va.The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is offering a unique opportunity to take a ride through history with one of the region’s leading historians.

Join Dr. Lawrence Fleenor and museum staff for a multi-day “adventure in history” bus tour Sept. 24-27. Dr. Fleenor will lead the charge as participants trace the path of Virginia Militia leading up to the Battle of Point Pleasant, the last battle of the French and Indian War, or what some historians call the first engagement of the American Revolution.

The tour will begin in southwestern Virginia and explore sites of interest in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The program will run three nights and four days, beginning the morning of Sept. 24 and returning Sept. 27.

The tour will include stops at Dunkard’s Bottom at Claytor Lake State Park, Ingle’s Ferry, the Palisades, Lewisburg, West Virginia, the New River Gorge and sites associated with the Battle of Point Pleasant and early Native American history.

The fees for the Battle of Point Pleasant Bus Tour are $650 for a couple or $570 for a single participant. Tour fees include three nights lodging, one breakfast, one lunch, snacks, travel by the park’s bus, tour guide/staff assistance and entrance to all tour stops. Seats are limited. For more information or to register, contact the park at 276-523-1322.

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