National History in the Area
Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide area stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Explore the region's vibrant landscapes and national heritage as you Take the Journey to Where America Happened.™ For more information click here.
The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) is in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties in Maryland. HCWHA is a certified Maryland Heritage Area and a partner in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. With one foot in the north, and one foot in the south, the story of the Civil War, its causes, battles, heroes and villains...its very meaning can be told nowhere better than in this part of Maryland. For more information click here.
Did You Know?
On July 14, 1896, during their first National Convention, the National League of Colored Women visited the John Brown Fort. They were the first group known to make such a pilgrimage to this site.