Built in 1832 and a prime example of Federal style architecture, this house sits within two miles of the site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas. The walls bear authentic signatures of Union soldiers. The Confederate Army used it as a hospital following the First Battle of Manassas. Inspired by a French garden, this 5,200 sq. […]
This c.1732 Frederick County, Maryland site features an unusual timber-frame and brick building with an interesting variety of early architectural construction techniques and details, an 18th century spring house, and a smokehouse.
The museum is the reconstructed house of Barbara Fritchie, heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem from the Civil War. “Shoot if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag,” she said while leaning out an upstairs window.
James Monroe’s Highland is a historic house museum at the homestead of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. At the suggestion of his friend and mentor Thomas Jefferson, Monroe purchased the land nearby Jefferson Monticello for his plantation, which he named Highland, in 1793.
Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) lived in the original portion of this house, situated at the corner of Main and West Davis streets, from age seven until 1842, when he entered the U.S. Military Academy.
The Museum & Research Center is located in the 1820’s home of Frederick physician Dr. John Baltzell, in the heart of Historic Downtown Frederick. Discover the rich history of Frederick County and its role that it has played in the nation. Journey through the county’s struggles, triumphs and entertainments spanning the colonial period to the […]
The c.1801 Caleb Rector House was the site of the formation of the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Rangers, in 1863. It also was a Civil War hospital and the site of two separate encampments of JEB Stuart in June 1863 during the Battle of Upperville. It currently houses the Mosby Heritage Area, which has been […]
Dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Shriver House Museum is situated in the heart of Gettysburg’s Historic District. The home of George and Hettie Shriver and their daughters, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5), appears much the way it did when it was built in 1860, just a few months before […]
Spend the night in historic Lockhouse 28, along the scenic C&O Canal. Furnishing to depict the 1830s, you will learn about the engineering marvels that make up the canal and experience life as the lock keepers lived it.
Spend the night back in time in historic Lockhouse 49 along the scenic C&O Canal. Furnished in the 1920s style, this lockhouse depicts the heyday of the canal community at Four Locks.
The Holladay House has stood at the crossroads of historic Route 20 + 15 for almost 200 years. The federal brick mansion has witnessed stories from James Madison’s final years through the Civil War to industrialization. Now you have the opportunity to be part of the story: stay at this historic inn and enjoy being […]