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Monticello home of President Thomas Jefferson



US Capital at dusk

For anyone with more than a passing interest in US history, the “Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area” is a must. This 180 mile long, 75 mile wide area which stretches from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, is recognized as holding more American history than any other region in the country. With literally 1000’s of historical sites including 9 Presidential Homes, 18 National and State Parks, 57 Historic Towns and Villages and 100’s of Civil War Battlefields, you will have the chance to walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, abolitionists and freedom seekers, passing through scenic landscapes.

Historical highlights of the area include:-

  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Antietam National Military Park
  • Harpers FerryNational Historical Park
  • Manassas National Battlefield
  • President James Madison’s home in Montpelier
  • President Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello

Contact us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk for information about how to make this historically rich journey a part of your holiday to the Capital Regions of the States; encompassing Washington DC and the states of Maryland and Virginia, a road trip to this area makes for a perfect late summer or autumn holiday.

View our sample itinerary to the area

Photographs courtesy Capital Region USA (capitalregionusa.org)



Blue Ridge Parkway



Manassas National Battlefield


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