Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

Living history reenactors firing a Civil War cannon at Monocacy
Explore the rich history and landscapes of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA

NPS Photo / Jason Mratz

Quick Facts
The Journey is a unique historic, natural and scenic region, with farms and orchards; woodlands and forests; rivers and streams; rolling hills and mountain views; and unspoiled landscapes that can be explored by car, bike, canoe, foot or on horseback. The region is alive with vibrant historic downtowns, rich agriculture and an abundant bounty of wineries, inns and unique cultural events.
National Heritage Area

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information

Extending from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and West Virginia, and ending at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a fascinating glimpse into American history, teeming with Civil War battlefields, historic sites, charming towns, and breathtaking natural beauty.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA is managed by Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising national and international awareness of the unparalleled history in the region, which follows the Old Carolina Road from Gettysburg in Pennsylvania to Monticello in Albemarle County, VA. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is dedicated to encouraging both Americans and world visitors to appreciate, respect, and experience this cultural landscape that makes it uniquely American. By connecting its communities, farms, businesses and heritage sites, the NHA celebrates and preserves this vital fabric of America which stands today in the historic, scenic, and natural beauty of this region.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA is home to the following NPS units:

Eisenhower National Historic Site, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Last updated: August 29, 2022