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Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitors Center

Battle Sites, Historical Sites

Scenic Drives and Trails

Fredericksburg, VA

The visitor center contains exhibits, a 22-minute movie and bookstore to help orient visitors to the 1862 battle. A five-mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to the key spots on the battlefield including Chatham Manor.

Frederick Historic District

Historic Towns & Villages, Historical Sites

Shopping

Restaurants

Frederick, MD

Frederick was a regional market and industrial center well into the 20th century. During the Civil War, Frederick was witness to three Confederate invasions, thirty-eight skirmishes and two major battles (South Mountain and Monocacy) as hundreds of thousands of soldiers marched through the community.

Cunningham Falls State Park

Historical Sites

Camping, Canoeing, Hiking, Scenic Drives and Trails

Thurmont, MD

The Park is known for its history and scenic beauty, as well as its 78-foot cascading waterfall (locally known as McAfee Falls) – the largest cascading waterfall in the State of Maryland. The park was originally part of the Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area created by the federal government in 1936, to demonstrate the restoration of […]

Court Square of Charlottesville

Historical Sites

Shopping

Restaurants

Charlottesville, VA

Buildings within the historic Court Square include 300 Court Square, which is the site of the Eagle Tavern, a simple wooden frame building which stood there in 1791. The brick replacement, which visitors can see today, provided food and lodging on court days, as well as public dances and victory celebrations within its spacious parlor.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historical Park/ Trail

Historical Sites

Biking, Scenic Drives and Trails

Williamsport, MD

The C&O Canal, built between 1828 and 1850, runs 184.5 miles from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD and operated as a commercial waterway until 1924. Over 1,300 historical structures including lockhouses, stone aqueducts, dams, pumphouses and a 3,118 foot long brick-lined tunnel remain along the canal.

Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall

Historical Sites

Shopping

Restaurants

Charlottesville, VA

Located in historic downtown Charlottesville, it is one of the most beautiful and successful pedestrian malls in the nation.

Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitors Center

Battle Sites, Historical Sites, Museums

Scenic Drives and Trails

Frederick, MA

Contains exhibits, 22-minute movie and bookstore to help orient visitors to the 1863 battle. A seven mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to the key spots on the battlefield including Salem Church and the Stonewall Jackson Shrine.

Cedar Mountain Battlefield

Battle Sites, Historical Sites

Scenic Drives and Trails

Rapidan, VA

The 1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain, also known as the Battle of Slaughter’s Mountain or Cedar Run, involved 22,000 Confederate troops, under command of Major General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.

Catoctin Furnace/Cunningham Falls State Park

Historical Sites, National & State Parks

Camping, Scenic Drives and Trails

Thurmont, MD

In operation from 1776 to 1903, the Catoctin Iron Furnace was a community in itself. Founders, miners, clerks, charcoal makers, storekeepers, teamsters, and others came together under the iron master’s supervision. A furnace stack, the iron master’s Manor House ruins, and self-guided trail.

Bull Run Mountains Nature Preserve

Historical Sites

Hiking, Scenic Drives and Trails

Broad Run, VA

Straddling the Fauquier/Prince William County line, the Preserve occupies 2,486 acres of rocky ridges and steep valleys. The varied topography and geology of the site yield several forest and woodland community types with excellent wildlife viewing.

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park

Battle Sites, Historical Sites, National & State Parks

Horse Country, Scenic Drives and Trails

Bristow, VA

133-acre Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park features a scenic pond, and nearly three-miles of walking and equestrian trail winding through woods. During the Civil War, Confederate forces suffered a bloody defeat at this site when they tried to cross Broad Run in pursuit of the Federal Third Corps. More than 200 soldiers from Alabama, Mississippi, […]

Brandy Station Battlefield

Battle Sites, Historical Sites

Scenic Drives and Trails

Culpeper, VA

The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War and the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent. It was also the first battle of the war’s most famous campaign – Gettysburg.