"The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area promotes the stewardship of our historic, cultural, and natural Civil War resources, encourages superior visitor experiences, and stimulates tourism, economic prosperity, and educational development, thereby improving the quality of life of our community for the benefit of both residents and visitors"
"The Civil War Trust is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war's history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it."
Civil War Trust Homepage
Maryland Campaign Overview
"Hundreds of Trails' interpretive signs give visitors the chance to explore the [region]'s back roads, learning some history while driving and walking through some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. Each regional Trail is outlined in free full-color maps available at state welcome centers and local/regional visitor centers."
"The mission of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is to develop a cohesive vision for the conservation of this vibrant historical region extending from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to Jefferson's Monticello in Albemarle County, Virginia."
"Our mission is to engage the public in an exploration of Abraham Lincoln's leadership and ideas, and preserve President Lincoln's Cottage to nurture reflection and discourse on liberty, justice, and equality." Lincoln's cottage played a role in the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
President Lincoln's Cottage, at Soldiers Home Home Page
"Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties in Western Maryland have a rich and diverse history. View images from the collections of the libraries, historical societies and individuals in the three counties. There are photographs, newspaper articles and indexes, rare books and more."
"In September 2012, events will unfold to lead you on a journey recalling how our nation was shaped and molded by decisive moments in history that happened right here -- some lasting only a single day."
"Maryland's Heritage Areas are locally designated and State certified regions where public and private partners make commitments to preserving historical, cultural and natural resources for sustainable economic development through heritage tourism."
Last updated: May 24, 2012