All Civil War Trails led to Stevenson Ridge last month.
We were pleased to host a regional meeting of Civil War Trails, Inc. You probably recognize the distinctive Civil War Trails logo on their many roadside signs: a red trumpet with a blue bar and white stars, pointing the way to Civil War sites and wayside displays. “Follow the bugle,” the Trails say.
With more than 1,550 signs in five states—Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia—Civil War Trails is the largest outdoor museum in the world.
For their regional meeting at Stevenson Ridge, more than thirty tourism officials, historians, and other members of the Civil War community came together to talk about the most recent Trails initiatives, including updates to their popular tour maps, the installation of new wayside signs, and outreach work with a number of attractions.
Civil War Trails not only promotes Civil War-related sites, the program also encourages travelers to “make a day of it” while they’re out and about exploring history. Travelers can take advantage of nearby restaurants, wineries, breweries, antique shops, and B&Bs (like Stevenson Ridge!).
The next time you’re out and about, take the time to stop and explore a little Civil War history by taking advantage of the Civil War Trails!