Travel down Route 15, the Old Carolina Road, from Gettysburg, PA to Monticello VA - 175 miles of more history than any road in America. Visit: The homes of six U.S. Presidents - Jefferson s Monticello, Madison s Montpelier, Monroe s Oak Hill and Ashlawn Highland, Zachary Taylor s home, and Eisenhower s Cottage. The home of General George Marshall where he wrote the Marshall Plan after World War II President Teddy Roosevelt s hunting cabin The largest collection of Civil War battlefields in the country Sites from Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812 Sites from our Native American history: the Susquehannock and Iroquois tribes African American historical sites, including Underground Railroad Two World Heritage sites: Monticello and The Rotunda Numerous scenic rivers, roads, and landscapes 13 National Park units, and more. "Journey Through Hallowed Ground" explores the heritage, battlefields, scenery, and natural beauty of this historic Journey through Hallowed Ground. With descriptions of more than 100 sites along the 175 mile journey, the book contains a full-color map of the corridor, county-by-county guide to the sites, attractions and back roads; and Create Your Own Journey, 10-15 customized itineraries based on fun themes for families, romantic getaways, educational excursions, and countryside tourism.
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Take the Journey . . . Down Route 15, the Old Carolina Road, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Monticello, Virginia--175 miles of where American happened. Visit:
* The homes of U.S. Presidents--Jefferson's Monticello, Madison's Montpelier, Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland, Theodore Roosevelt's Pine Knot, and Eisenhower's farm.
* The largest collection of Civil War battlefields in the country
* Sites from Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812
* African American historical sites, including the Underground Railroad
* Sites from the Native American history of the Susquehannock and Iroquois tribes
* The World Heritage site of Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia
* 13 National Park units, scenic rivers, roads, farms, and landscapes
. . . Plus historic towns and villages full of great places to shop, eat, drink, and stay, and countrysides to walk, bike, hike, explore, and camp--all along the way.
Includes full-color pull-out map, plus 12 black-and-white maps of the corridor, county-by-county guides to the sites, attractions and back roads; and eight Create Your Own Journeys based on fun themes for history, heritage, and nature lovers.
David Lillard is the author of six adventure travel guides and books that explore the heritage of the American landscape. Best known as an outdoor writer, his work includes offbeat offerings such books as Appalachian Trail Names: Origins of Places Names along the A.T. He also is the editor of an online travel guide to the Potomac River published by the National Park Service. As a consultant, he conducts research and develops plans for regional heritage-tourism initiatives.
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG) began in 1996 as a public-private partnership to raise national awareness of the heritage and cultural resources along the Route 15-from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Monticello, Virginia. The JTHG partners include the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Protect Historic America, the National Park Service, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Prince Charitable Trusts, the Trust for Public Land, Main Street Gettysburg, Main Street Frederick, Main Street Loudoun, Main Street Charlottesville, the Piedmont Environmental Council; Loudoun, Frederick and Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Associations; the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania Departments of Historic Resources; and Department of Transportation, and many other regional and local organizations.
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Book Description Capital Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1933102241
Book Description Capital Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111933102241