The journey through Hallowed Ground takes you back in time.
Aldie Mill, one of many stops on the JTHG.
Billed as “400 years on one tank of gas,” the Journey Through Hallowed Ground heritage area is all about history that you can touch and feel. The JTHG comprises a 180-mile stretch from Monticello to Gettysburg, and includes 13 National Parks, more than 10,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, 49 National Historic Districts, nine presidential homes and numerous battlefields from the Revolutionary War, French-Indian War, War of 1812 and Civil War. With more than 100 wineries and breweries, travelers are never far away from a relaxing beverage (remember, George Washington brewed his own beer and Thomas Jefferson produced his own wine).
Choose from several pre-planned itineraries, or use interactive tools online to plan a personalized trip. Let history be your guide. HallowedGround.org
Aldie Mill, Aldie
Completed in 1809, the only grist mill in Virginia with twin water wheels.
Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Battlefield and Visitor Center commemorate the single bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Eisenhower National Historical Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Summer home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. NPS.gov/eise
Freedom Museum, Manassas
Artifacts, art and documents honoring military service members in the 20th century.
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Leesburg
Mansion and gardens of George Carter, part of one of Virginia’s first families. Oatlands.org