Participating Hotels to Donate $5 from Special Room Rates to Civil War Trust to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The summer of 2011 will bring history to life in Northern Virginia, and visitors making Fairfax County their base camp to experience it all can now do more than just be a witness to the events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It's not often that travelers can create a legacy just by booking a hotel room, but thanks to a unique partnership forged by Visit Fairfax with the Civil War Trust, now they can!
"The Civil War Trust is delighted to work closely with Visit Fairfax and the participating network of hotels to encourage heritage tourists to take advantage of all of the great resources in this history-rich area during the Sesquicentennial," says David N. Duncan, Director of Membership and Development, Civil War Trust. "We have long known that heritage tourists are the best—they stay longer, they spend more and they are respectful of the sites they visit. Now, every visitor who stays at a participating hotel can also claim to be a bona fide battlefield preservationist, helping to save hallowed ground so that it can be appreciated by future generations."
To mark the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War, more than a dozen hotels in Fairfax County have pledged to donate five dollars to the Civil War Trust (www.civilwar.org) from the room rate for every night booked under this special package. Offers are subject to room and rate availability at the time of request. To see a list of participating hotels, visit http://www.fxva.com/150/hotels.
More information on regional Civil War events—including the highly-anticipated commemoration of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run on July 21-24th, and other special travel deals surrounding the sesquicentennial of the Civil War can be found online at www.fairfaxcivilwar.com or follow along on Twitter @FairfaxCivilWar.
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SOURCE Visit Fairfax