A showcase of the Civil War, the Soldier’s National Museum displays a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from not only the Civil War, but other major American conflicts. The museum also features beautifully crafted miniature dioramas of ten major conflicts of the Civil War as well as a life-sized narrated Confederate encampment. The museum […]
A Confederate observation post here warned of the Union effort to turn the flank of the Southern position during the initial stages of the First Battle of Manassas. It was the first use of wig-wag signals during wartime.
Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover […]
Peter Jefferson acquired the land in 1735, and built the house about 1737. Thomas Jefferson was born here, April 13, 1743. He lived here, 1743-1745, and 1752-1770. The house burned in 1770, and Jefferson then moved to Monticello.
Scottsville Museum brings our town’s history to life, from its beginnings as an 18th century James River settlement to its shining era as a bustling 19th century river and canal port.
Comprised of almost one hundred old buildings, the Scottsville Historic District is a wonderful reminder of 18th and 19th century life in rural Virginia. Almost half of the homes and buildings that remain date to before the Civil War, and tourists can delight in the quiet of the riverfront, or enjoy the small shops and […]
Schifferstadt is one of America’s finest examples of German colonial architecture. Built ca. 1750, the stone manor house is the earliest known home in Frederick City and is unique for its five plate stove which is the only example in the world in its original position. The house and Heritage Gardens hold living history events […]
Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge is thought to have been built by David Stoner in 1852. Used by both Union and Confederate Troops during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. Visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge, which spans 100 feet in length. For more information, please contact info@gettysburg.
Rose Hill Manor was built 1789-1792 by the daughter and son-in-law of Governor Thomas Johnson, a close friend and associate of George Washington. Johnson lived at Rose Hill during the last years of his life.
The Roger Brooke Taney House, a historic site of the Historical Society of Frederick County, interprets the property owned by Roger Brooke Taney (1815-1823), a Frederick lawyer who later served as the fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.