Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the Hardy County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the South Fork General Store to bring the popular program to Peru. The HCCVB will sustain the program through maintenance and marketing efforts. Located across the bridge along the eastern bank of the river in the small community of Peru, the sign is being hosted by the South Fork General Store located at 111 Peru Hollow Road, Milam.
The Civil War Trails program connects visitors to more than 1,200 sites across six states. The program’s signature signs bring the modern landscape to life as visitors stand in the footsteps of soldiers, citizens, and those fighting to gain their freedom. Each Civil War Trails site is marketed internationally by state tourism offices, destination marketing organizations, and municipal partners.
The program continues to experience record visitation providing a strong return on investment and revenue for local jurisdictions. “Our program is experiencing our youngest audience to date,” said Drew Gruber, Executive Director of Civil War Trails. “Places off the beaten path and personal stories are exactly what our visitors are after and you can’t get this particular story anywhere else in the world but Peru, West Virginia.”
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