Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad.
Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the home and farm of President Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. The 690 acre site includes four farms, three of which were used by President Eisenhower for his show herd of Black Angus cattle.
The three-story home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills, built about 1816, was the center of the immense clean-up process after the Battle of Gettysburg and where President Lincoln stayed before giving his Gettysburg Address, the speech that transformed Gettysburg’s community from a place of devastation to the symbol of our nation’s “new birth of freedom.”
Contains exhibits, 22-minute movie and bookstore to help orient visitors to the 1863 battle. A seven mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to the key spots on the battlefield including Salem Church and the Stonewall Jackson Shrine.
Located in a 100 year old candy factory, the Center contains an art gallery with rotating exhibits, theater and classes.
Adjacent to the Museum of Culpeper History. The Burgandine House (c.1750) is the oldest house in the town of Culpeper and is open to visitors. The Museum grounds provide a beautiful setting to reflect on the day and plan your next adventure.
Features huge, interactive HO scale model railroad depicting B&O passenger line from Union Station, DC to Brunswick Freight Classification Yards. Railroad equipment and memorabilia, social history exhibits, photographs, Victorian costumes, furnishings, toy, baseball, and medical history.
Unique collection of historical objects of local and national significance, plus Civil War relics, the evolution of firearms and American Indian artifacts.
Located on the campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf, the Bjorlee Museum is one of Frederick’s newest exhibits.
Ash Lawn-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.
AAHA is an organization designed for the purpose of teaching a complete and accurate history of the United States by including the influences of African Americans, Native Americans of both North and South America, and European Americans. Museum exhibits hold valuable photographs and artifacts, important to Fauquier County’s local history, as well as our Nation’s […]
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 […]