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University of Virginia Academical Village

Historic Towns & Villages, Historical Sites, Presidential Homes & Sites

Charlottesville, VA

Thomas Jefferson believed the college experience should take place within an “academical village,” a place where interaction between scholars and students enlivened the pursuit of knowledge.

Union Cemetery

Historical Sites

Leesburg, VA

Established in 1855 on the immediate outskirts of Leesburg, Union cemetery was created as a public cemetery open to people of all faiths.

Thurmont, MD

Historic Towns & Villages, Historical Sites

Thurmont, MD

Thoroughfare Gap Civil War Trails Site

Historical Sites

Hiking, Scenic Drives and Trails

Scott, VA

The Confederate columns, led by Jackson’s force, headed to this Bull Run Mountain pass after leaving The Plains. Jackson’s troops sprinted though Aug. 26 without a problem, putting distance between him and Longstreet, who lagged behind. By Aug. 28, there were lots of Federals in the areas, some of whom headed to the gap to […]

Thomas Balch Library

Historical Sites

Leesburg, VA

A history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg. Collections focus on Loudoun County, regional and Virginia history, genealogy, military history with special emphasis on the American Civil War, and ethnic history. The collection includes books, periodicals, maps, photographs, newspapers, and manuscripts. Lectures on history and genealogy offered in the fall, […]

The Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter

Historical Sites

Hiking, Scenic Drives and Trails

An open-air shelter provides orientation exhibits. A five-mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to key spots on the 1864 battlefield.

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Historical Sites, Museums

Hagerstown, MD

The Museum’s professional standards of excellence in collection, exhibition, and interpretation have earned it the coveted accreditation of the American Association of Museums (AAM), an honor extended to fewer than ten percent of the nation’s museums. The museum has a collection of American paintings, Old Masters and European works, and Oriental and African art. This […]

The Upperville, VA

Historic Towns & Villages, Historical Sites

The Upperville, VA

The Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill

Historic Towns & Villages, Historical Homes, Historical Sites

Hiking, Scenic Drives and Trails

Westminster, MD

Home of Shriver family for six generations, also Maryland Civil War Trails site. Mill produces stone-ground corn meal, wheat, buckwheat flour.

The Rupp House

Historical Homes, Historical Sites, Museums

Gettysburg, PA

Through interactive exhibits that use sight, sound, touch and even smell, Rupp House History Center guests are able to immerse themselves in 19th-century culture and learn about the civilians and the soldiers who struggled here and the preservation work that is critical to understanding the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Plains, VA

Historic Towns & Villages, Historical Sites

The Plains, VA

The Marshall House

Historical Sites

Leesburg, VA

The Marshall House offers tours of the restored former home of General George C. Marshall, Architect of Allied Victory for World War II, Special Ambassador to China, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Nobel Peace Laureate. Ninety percent of the furnishings and memorabilia are original to the Marshall period of residency, from 1941-1959. The […]