Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway

National Scenic BywayMaryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Length 180.0 mi / 289.7 km
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The 180-mile Journey Through Hallowed Ground byway corridor from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Monticello, Virginia, is "Where America Happened." It is said that this three-state route, spanning Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, holds more historic sites than any other in the US. It was an active transportation route during the Revolutionary War, a critical transition zone for the Underground Railroad, and a key battleground during the Civil War. This early corridor was the literal "roadbed" for the creation of our country and American ideals.

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