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Ernie’s Texas Lunch

Historical Sites

Restaurants

Gettysburg, PA

Blue Parrot Bistro

Historical Sites

Restaurants

Gettysburg, PA

Understated and comfortably hip, with a bar in front and a single pool table between the bar and dining room, which is lined on both sides with booths. For lunch, a variety of soups, sandwiches, and salads—the chicken souvlaki salad is a yummy garlicky pile of food. Dinner entrees include vegetarian selections. Music at night.

Avenue Restaurant

Historical Sites

Restaurants

Gettysburg, PA

This family-style restaurant is a Gettysburg tradition; good homemade food in an immaculate dining room.

Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Historical Sites

Gettysburg, PA

Across from the battlefield visitor center, this peaceful knoll overlooking the town is where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863. The cemetery came about of necessity.

Wills House

Historical Homes

Historical Sites

Gettysburg, PA

Yes, Lincoln really did sleep here. This three-story brick Federal is the home where President Lincoln stayed on the occasion of his cemetery dedication address.

Woodberry Forest, The Residence

Historical Sites

Woodberry Forest, VA

This compact plantation house was built circa 1793 for William Madison, member of the Virginia House of Delegates for seven consecutive terms and brother of President James Madison.

Winery at La Grange

Historical Sites

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Haymarket, VA

The red brick three and a half story La Grange manor house built in the 1790’s and has survived numerous owners and finally has come to rest as Prince William County/Manassas first modern-day established winery. Wine tasting $5. Year-round events and classes are scheduled.

White’s Ferry

Historical Sites

Dickerson, MD

In operation since 1786, White’s Ferry is the last working ferry on the Potomac River. A widely used means of crossing the river (and a shortcut) between Maryland and Virginia since its inception. Today, commuters use the ferry daily, where 24 vehicles can be transported at a time.

Waterford, VA

Historic Towns & Villages

Historical Sites

Waterford, VA

Washington, VA

Historic Towns & Villages

Historical Sites

Washington, VA

Washington Monument State Park

Historical Sites

National & State Parks

Middletown, MD

On the summit of South Mountain, a spur of the Blue Ridge chain, stands the rugged stone tower known as The Washington Monument, the first monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. Washington Monument State Park offers an accessible picnic area, playground and museum.

Warrenton, VA

Historic Towns & Villages

Historical Sites

Warrenton, VA