Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway (Maryland and Virginia)
Length: 180.0 mi / 289.7 km

This route and the geography around it – villages, battlefields, plantation mansions, and national parks – is more than a road. It's a passage into American history, in the most eventful corner of the United States, stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania through Central Maryland and Virginia.

Frederick, Maryland

  • Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park

Known for its scenic beauty, history and the highest cascading waterfall in Maryland - at 78 feet.

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

A major hospital center for both Northern and Southern soldiers, now a museum featuring exhibits and preserved medical artifacts including equipment, tools, prostheses and uniforms.

  • Downtown Frederick

The “Great American Main Street” features a 50-block historic district and excellent shopping and dining, including celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio’s Volt Restaurant

Antietam Battlefield
Scene of the bloodiest one-day battle in American history in September 1862.

Leesburg, Virginia
This pastoral landscape, known as DC’s Wine Country, is just 25 miles from the nation’s capital and offers a breath of fresh air and fabulous local wineries; also home to Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home and a World Heritage Site; as a college town, Charlottesville also offers arts and culture, sophisticated dining and local wineries in the gently rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Home to the Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and endless natural beauty

Possible Overnights: Frederick, Maryland; Leesburg, Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia

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