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.
Established in 1855 on the immediate outskirts of Leesburg, Union cemetery was created as a public cemetery open to people of all faiths.
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
Home of Shriver family for six generations, also Maryland Civil War Trails site. Mill produces stone-ground corn meal, wheat, buckwheat flour.
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 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 […]