Town of Crewe
Crewe Railroad Museum
Named the 2014 Best Railroad Museum by Virginia Living, The Crewe railroad Museum is a not-for-profit memorial to the many residents of Crewe and the surrounding areas that lived here and were employed by the N&W Railroad. It is staffed and managed by volunteers, some of whom are retired engineers, firemen, and conductors. The Museum consists of a main building with similar construction as the original Crewe Passenger station. The building houses many artifacts, photos, and memorabilia, the majority of which has been donated by the residents of Crewe. Outside, in a park like surrounding, there is a steam locomotive, diesel locomotive, several freight cars, a caboose, and the latest acquisition, a passenger coach that was used on the crack N&W Powhatan Arrow passenger trains of the Nineteen-Forties and Fifties. Many other artifacts are to be enjoyed as well.
Hagberg Park provides recreation opportunities that are open to the general public. The park consists of three parts that provide citizens with various recreation and education opportunities. The facilities include two volleyball courts, a fitness trail, gazebo, picnic tables, barbeque pits, and the Crewe Railroad Museum.
In addition to visiting friends and loved ones, the Crewe Cemetery is a great destination for historians and amateur genealogists. Be sure to see the final resting place of Baptist missionary Lottie Moon.
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield
On April 6, 1865 cavalry under Phil Sheridan effectively cut off three corps of Lee's army, near Marshall's Crossroads while the Union Second and Sixth Corps approached from the east. In three distinct engagements, the Federals overwhelmed the defending Confederates, capturing 7,700 men and depriving Lee of roughly one-fourth of his army. Among the prisoners were six Confederate generals including Richard S. Ewell, Joseph Kershaw, and Custis Lee, the commanding general's son. To President Jefferson Davis, Lee wrote, "a few more Sailor's Creeks and it will all be over." Lee surrendered three days later. A number of sites highlight the various actions at the Hillsman Farm (which serves as the park's visitor center), Marshall's Crossroads, the Lockett Farm, and Double Bridges give the visitor an opportunity to explore the unique landscape of South Side Virginia.
The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat, Farmville, VA Offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities for the whole family, including a treetop zip line.
High Bridge Trail State Park
High Bridge Trail is 31miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. The trail’s finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy for everyone to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge is a Virginia Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. High Bridge Trail is designated a National Recreation Trail recognizing exemplary trails of local and regional significance, connecting people to nature, to each other, and to our shared histories and cultures. Bring plenty of drinking water because it's not available on the trail.
Twin Lakes State Park
Twin Lakes State Park offers many different outdoor activities to enjoy including hiking trails and swimming.
Crewe Country Club
The Crewe Country Club, members-only club, offering a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool and a clubhouse facility. Membership requires the purchase of stock and yearly dues.
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