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Moores Creek National Battlefield to Hold “Virtual” Candlelight Tour

Currie, NC- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moores Creek National Battlefield will not be able to host the annual Candlelight Tour Program this year. However, the park will hold a “virtual” Candlelight Tour beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday November 21, via Facebook Live, on
our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/moorescreeknps).

Park staff and volunteers will bring the stories surrounding the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, fought February 27, 1776, to life through a series of video vignettes edited together into a larger digital story. All of the stories that are presented at the annual Candlelight Tour event will be shared in this “virtual” event.

Even if you are not able to join us live, all of the videos will still appear on the park’s Facebook page and will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel. We will also post video content to the park website after the event for viewing.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, park areas, such as the picnic shelter, recreational trails, and comfort station restrooms are open, while the Moores Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center is open with a 50% capacity.

A return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited for some time.

For more information, please visit the park’s website.

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