Journey With Us Through Hallowed Ground

Vegetable garden at Monticello. Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Vegetable garden at Monticello. Photo: Robbie Caponetto

School is well back into the swing of things and has got us thinking about our American history. Brush up on yours with these scenic shots from the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, a National Heritage Area running from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and West Virginia, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. The historical land, stretching 180 miles long and 75 miles wide, includes nine presidential homes and birthplaces, more than 10,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and sites from the Revolutionary War, French-Indian War, War of 1812, and the Civil War.

This historic region is home to not only beautiful homes, charming towns, and battlefields, but also 13 of the nation’s 400 national parks. Now, adding to that greenery, as a living tribute to the 620,000 Americans who died during the Civil War, the nonprofit Living Legacy Tree Planting Project will plant 620,000 trees along the National Scenic Byway, commemorating the lives lost from both armies.

Check out the views we’ve captured from this hallowed ground over the years.


  1. In The News In 2014 | The Juncture
    December 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  2. Denise Dunn – Kesterson

    I Love the state of Virginia . I started my horticultural career on the Grounds of UVA. back in 1978 ?
    Such beautiful landscape. Thomas Jefferson was a great gardener. I’m glad I had the chance to work on the grounds that he designed. Great Program to have a tree planted in Virginia for future generations to enjoy. God bless the military for the sacrifices
    that they made for us . This allows us our freedoms that we have today.

    October 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm
  3. Patrick Franklin

    A truly noteworthy and honorable way to commemorate those that lost their lives during the Civil War. Thanks for the wonderful article and great pictures!

    October 14, 2014 at 7:51 am
  4. S. Butcher

    These places are so remarkable and the images are stunning… some of my favorite sites to visit in the country. Thanks for writing about this historic region.

    October 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm
  5. Michelle Kellogg

    This is a great article, and the pictures really capture the beauty of this region. Everyone should have the opportunity to visit this historic area!

    October 13, 2014 at 10:17 am
  6. Peter Hart

    Great article, more people need to know about our history

    October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm
  7. Shelley Hart

    Really enjoyed the article.

    October 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm
  8. Cate Magennis Wyatt

    This is a wonderful article, thank you so very much and what gorgeous photos!

    October 12, 2014 at 11:44 am
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    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article.

    Thanks for supplying this info.

    October 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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