The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

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Explore THE
LAND OF leadership

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground includes the homes and birthplaces of 9 US Presidents (including Jefferson, Madison and Monroe). Here world leaders have often found respite and inspiration in the creation of some of the most important doctrines of our Time. The Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, The Monroe Doctrine, The Emancipation Proclamation, The Gettysburg Address, and the Marshall Plan.

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Explore THE
LAND OF Beauty

The Journey is a unique historic, natural and scenic region, with farms and orchards; woodlands and forests; rivers and streams; rolling hills and mountain views; and unspoiled landscapes that can be explored by car, bike, canoe or Kayak, on foot or on horseback The region is alive with vibrant historic downtowns, rich agriculture and an abundant bounty of wineries, inns and unique cultural events

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Explore THE LAND OF Conflict and Reunification

The Journey encompasses a scenic and historically rich landscape, including Native American settlements; sites from the French and Indian, and Revolutionary Wars; Civil War troop movements; World War I and II history and the struggle for Civil Rights. Most significant, perhaps, is the region’s role as a cradle of democracy and its key position in the Civil War.

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The Journey Through Hallowed Ground ®

From Gettysburg to Monticello

Experience the fascinating historical and cultural landscape that is The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area,  a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide area stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Explore the region’s vibrant landscapes and national heritage as you Take the Journey to Where America Happened ™ 

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