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The Journey Through the Hallowed Ground

The Journey Through the Hallowed Ground

The scenic, rolling hills of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia hold Civil War secrets and sorrows the verdant landscape betrays. Throughout the peaceful countryside along Route 15, brothers fell in acts of patriotism that preserved a nation.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground guides you through these historic hills. Running 175 miles from Monticello, Virginia to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, it holds more American history than any region in the country. Adjacent to Fairfax County to the west, this scenic and sacred route wraps around our nation's capitol like a spine with DC at its belly. And Fairfax County lies strategically located between the Civil War related historic sites along the journey and the City that was at the center of the conflict.

Along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, you'll find the largest collection of Civil War battlefields in the nation, including GettysburgAntietamBalls BluffManassas, and the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. You'll also find eight Presidential homes, 15 National Historic Landmarks, and 73 National Historic Districts.

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