Journey Through Hallowed Ground: A Tour from Gettysburg to Monticello (Capital Travels)

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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.

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About the Author:

David Edwin 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 off-the-beaten track books like "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.

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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This remarkable region tells the story of how and where America happened. --Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author

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