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State Officials and Civil War Trust Launch New Smartphone Tour of Fredericksburg Battlefield

FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia, USA /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, officials from the Civil War Trust, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism gathered to launch a new smartphone-based mobile tour of the Fredericksburg battlefield. Using GPS technology and Apple’s iPhone platform, the Fredericksburg “Battle App” is designed to help tourists locate and learn about historic sites using audio, video and animated content.

The Battle App offers four individual tours that take visitors to well-known sites currently protected by the National Park Service, as well as lesser-known battlefield locations in downtown Fredericksburg and elsewhere. In addition to multimedia content, users also have easy access to full orders of battle, chronologies, fact sheets and even a quiz.

The Fredericksburg Battle App was developed by the Civil War Trust and its technology partner NeoTreks, with the support of the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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