Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway

National Scenic BywayMaryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia

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  • Saint Anthony Shrine

    Saint Anthony Shrine near Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine has intriguing architecture and intricate glass panes.

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  • Seton Shrine

    The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton stands against a clear blue sky on Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • Exploring Catoctin Furnace

    This walkway leads visitors on a tour into the furnace manager's house.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    A new family relaxes and enjoys the views of Cunningham Falls near Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    A visitor walks carefully around the scenic Cunningham Falls area.

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  • Interacting With Nature

    A small boy is fascinated by creepy crawlies at Cunningham Falls State Park.

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  • Outdoor Exploration Along Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway

    A few hikers cross a small creek in Cunningham Falls State Park.

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  • Catoctin Furnace Picnic Area

    A picnic table invites travelers to relax in a pleasant grassy area near the old Catoctin Furnace.

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  • Carrollton Manor Area Farm

    Lying among vast green fields, Carrollton Manor Area Farm exemplifies agriculture on Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • The Mouth of the Catoctin Furnace

    The source of cannonballs for Washington's army in the Revolutionary War, Catoctin Furnace still stands today.

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  • Catoctin Furnace

    Travelers examine the remains of Catoctin Furnace on a sunny spring day.

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  • Behind Catoctin Furnace

    A steep "path" behind the ruins leads to a scenic overlook of the Catoctin Furnace area.

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  • Catoctin Furnace Dwelling

    Once the posh home of the furnace manager, this house still stands to remind travelers of a bygone era.

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  • Monument at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park

    South Mountain rises in the distance behind the Gettysburg Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield , which contains broad fields where Union and Confederate troops clashed during one of the most critical turning points in the Civil War.

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  • Remembrance Day Parade on Route 15 in Gettysburg, PA

    Lincoln re-enactors, accompanied by fifes and drums, camp followers, and dignitaries, march down Route 15, Gettysburg’s main street, as the entire town turns out in full force for the Remembrance Day Parade.

  • Looking at Bugs at Cunningham Falls State Park

    A few curious travelers examine some large millipedes at Cunningham Falls State Park.

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  • Rose Hill Manor

    An ivy-covered stone wall encloses the vast grounds of Rose Hill Manor near Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • Carroll Creek in Frederick City

    As it flows between lampposts, brick walkways and restored commercial buildings, Carroll Creek provides a soothing note to a pedestrian mall area.

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  • Historic Downtown Frederick

    Bright flowers adorn the front steps of a historic Frederick building.

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  • St. Paul's Church, Point of Rocks

    Ornate headstones grace the path to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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  • Vast Views on Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway

    Green fields seem to extend forever in this scene from Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • Downtown Thurmont

    Classic homes line the street in downtown Thurmont, a Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway community.

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  • Catoctin Mountain Park in Fall

    This viewpoint in Catoctin Mountain Park provides a sweeping view of open land on a crisp fall day.

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  • Catoctin 9-11 Memorial

    In this statue, firefighters raise a flag in memory of the tragedy of 9-11.

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  • A View From Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway

    Travelers cruise along Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway against a light green backdrop.

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  • Scenic Byway Sign

    Sporting the America's Byways logo, a Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway sign stands against the vast background.

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  • Roadside Orchard Sign

    A sign along Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway advertises an orchard and roadside market.

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  • Point of Rocks Railroad Station

    The Point of Rocks Railroad Station's spire points heavenward, toward a bright blue sky.

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  • National  Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Museum visitors read a plaque before a life-size display of Civil War soldiers treating their injured.

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  • Fountain Rock Nature Center

    Bright green foliage surrounds Fountain Rock Nature Center near the Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • A Panel at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

    A traveler takes a closer look at a panel depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint.

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  • Old Cabin Near Our Lady Of Lourdes

    A visitor leaves an old cabin near the Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine.

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  • Green Rock of the Catoctin Ridge of Cunningham Falls State Park.

    Sunlight filters through bright green leaves in this tranquil spot in Cunningham Falls State Park.

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  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

    Visitors examine the various trappings of worship in the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    A young girl basks in the sun near the Cunningham Falls' pool.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    A group of travelers enjoy a pleasant summer day at Cunningham Falls.

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  • Rose Hill Manor in Autumn

    Through autumn leaves, Rose Hill Manor, on the north end of Frederick City, exemplifies a combination of the late Georgian architectural style of Tidewater Maryland and the Greek Revival style.

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  • A Cloudless Sky Over the Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    The imposing architecture of the Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is impressive red brick and includes a basilica, offices, and several wings surrounded by wide green lawns and a high-flying US flag.

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  • Mural at Cozy Inn

    This mural captures the special character and quality of the Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • Apples at Catoctin Mountain Orchard

    Bright red apples on a tree are emblematic of the Catoctin Mountain Orchard, which is adjacent to the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, just north of Thurmont, Maryland. The orchard’s gently rolling terrain is part of the agricultural landscape in the foreground of Catoctin Mountain.

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  • Catoctin Furnace

    Spring-green grass and dormant trees surround the stony ruins of the Catoctin Furnace.

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  • Chimney Rock, Catoctin Mountain Park

    Fertile green hills lie below billowy clouds in this view from Chimney Rock.

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  • View of Catoctin Mountains from US 15

    The extensive farmland areas north of Frederick provide an attractive foreground to the more distant Catoctin Mountains.

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  • View of Catoctin Mountains from Emmitsburg

    The Catoctin Mountains come into view as the traveler proceeds northward.

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  • Catoctin Furnace Trail

    The Catoctin Furnace Trail links the historic site with the Manor Area and visitor center in Cunningham Falls State Park. The trail includes interpretive displays and a bridge over US 15 connecting the two sides.

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  • Catoctin Furnace

    The Catoctin Furnace supplied cannonballs and shot for the Continental Army.

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  • Learning About the C&O Canal Near Point of Rocks

    The C&O Canal National Historic Park preserves an early 19th Century canal.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    The highest waterfall in Maryland, Cunningham Falls boasts 78 feet of cascading water.

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  • Frederick Historic District

    Market Street in the Frederick Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Point of Rocks

    Mature trees brighten the path along Clay Street in Point of Rocks.

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  • Wayfinding Signs Along the Byway

    The byway's many state and national parks are all easily found from the byway through recreational wayfinding signs directing travelers to the appropriate turns.

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  • Point of Rocks Railroad Station

    The Point of Rocks Railroad Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Station is being considered for the future visitor center.

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  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

    Above the lovely valley of Emmitsburg, situated high on the mountainside where nature displays itself in all its wild and picturesque glory, sits the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, which traces its lineage to the very beginnings of the spread of Catholicism in America.

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  • Chimney Rock in Catoctin Mountain Park

    Chimney Rock, a formation of vertical rocks at the top of Catoctin Mountain, offers views to distant blue hills.

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  • Homes in Historic Downtown Frederick

    A stone pathway runs along breathtaking 18th- and 19th-century architecture in Historic Downtown Frederick, MD.

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  • Panoramic View of Maryland's Catoctin Mountains

    This view of the northern Catoctin Mountains looks west from the Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway.

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  • Point of Rocks Bridge over the Potomac River

    The Potomac River serenely flows by green forests lining the Virginia bank, while the classic and graceful Point of Rocks Bridge spans the river.

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  • Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine

    Towering above the dense green trees of the area, the Lady of Lourdes monument surveys the surrounding area.

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  • National Shrine of Our Lady Of Lourdes

    One of the oldest replicas of the french monument, the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine towers above trees and gravestones.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    The frothing waters of Cunningham Falls are a popular attraction in the Catoctin Mountains near Camp David in Maryland.

  • Monocacy National Battlefield Sign

    A new visitors center at the Monocacy National Battlefield stands across the grassy field behind a stone support holding a sign marking the location of the critical 1864 battle at Monocacy.

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  • Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Cemetery

    Ancient headstones lie under dark green shade trees under the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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  • Cascading Cunningham Falls

    Vivid green trees spread their branches over the the rushing waters of the highest waterfall in Maryland, Cunningham Falls, which boasts 78 feet of cascading water.

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  • Francis Scott Key Monument at Mount Olivet Cemetery

    A striking bronze statue of Francis Scott Key stands atop a cylindrical pedestal in honor of the author of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center and Museum

    A park ranger talks to a group of three female visitors at the brand-new visitors center and museum, which interprets the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War with 11 exhibit galleries and a historic Cylorama.

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  • Re-enactment of Pickett's Charge

    Union and Confederate troops reenact the July 3, 1863 action known as Pickett’s Charge, which marked the last gasp of Confederate efforts. It turned the tide in favor of the Union and affected the outcome of the war.

  • Over the Fence From the Lincoln Cemetery

    Surrounded by a black iron fence with a simple, engraved stone marker, the grassy Lincoln Cemetery is the resting place of 30 members of the U.S. Colored Troops as well as many of the town's earliest black residents, reinterred when the town’s “Colored Cemetery” was cleared for development.

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  • The Shriver House Museum

    Located in the heart of Gettysburg, this redbrick home-turned-museum appears much as it did in 1860 when it was built as the home of George and Hettie Shriver.

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  • Catoctin Furnace in Cunningham Falls State Park

    Serving as the place where Thomas Johnson produced iron for munitions for the Continental Army, the glowing stone furnace stands amidst a summer-draped Cunningham Falls State Park.

  • The Restored Lincoln Train Station

    The yellow-painted brick Lincoln Train Station where Lincoln arrived to deliver the Gettysburg Address has been carefully restored and is now open to the public.

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  • Lincoln Square in Downtown Gettysburg

    Lincoln Square, in the heart of downtown Gettysburg, features the imposing Gettysburg Hotel and the Wills House where Lincoln stayed before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

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  • View of South Mountain

    South Mountain appears blue in the distance across the gently rolling green fields of Adams County.

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  • Ranger Program at the Eisenhower National Historic Site

    A park ranger speaks to a group about the Eisenhower National Historic Site, home and 690-acre farm of the former president, which is set amidst views of gently rolling farmland and the distant South Mountain.

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  • US Route 15 Business in Leesburg's Historic Downtown

    Leesburg’s historic district is a bustling downtown brimming with history and charm, exampled by King Street’s brick sidewalks lined with shops, restaurants and galleries ready to welcome visitors.

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  • Virginia Route 231 in Albemarle County

    Winding through Orange and Albemarle Counties, Virginia Route 231 is a two-lane rural road with scenic views that alternate between the shady enclosure of a leafy green tree canopy and the sun-lit expanse of gently rolling pastures and fields.

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  • Scenic Emmitsburg

    Emmitsburg sprawls under the mountain amid a lovely New England landscape.

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  • Monocacy Battlefield

    A beautiful sunny day among verdant fields belies the July 9, 1864 chaos of the Battle of Monocacy; the Civil War clash considered the battle that saved Washington D.C.

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  • Monocacy Aqueduct

    Monocacy Aqueduct, the largest aqueduct in the famed C&O Canal System, is reflected below in slowly drifting waters.

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  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine

    One of Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway's highlights, the Shrine to Elizabeth Ann Seton rises above bright green landscaping.

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  • A Frederick Cemetery

    Bronze statues memorialize those who have passed in this downtown cemetery in Frederick, Maryland.

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  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Situated at the end of an expansive front lawn and framed by a colorful perennial border, Monticello – the home of Thomas Jefferson – is a testimony to the builder’s creativity and architectural skills. Based on the classical style of Palladian architecture, it sits on an 850-foot mountain and offers stunning views, gardens, and walkways.

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  • View of the Southwest Mountains from VA-20 in Albemarle County

    As the Journey Through Hallowed Ground approaches Charlottesville on VA-20, the Southwest Mountains rise up in the distance.

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  • Equestrian Event at Morven Park

    With the historic Governor’s Mansion in the distance, an equestrian guides his horse through Poplar Puddle and over a hurdle during one of the many horse races held every year at Morven Park’s International Equestrian Center.

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  • Graceful Barboursville Ruins

    The remains of a home that Thomas Jefferson built in 1822 for his friend Governor Barbour evokes the designer’s genius and is a striking site on the grounds of the Barboursville Winery.

  • Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Orange County

    The violet Blue Ridge Mountains rise up beyond gently rolling fields of corn at Somerset Plantation along VA-20.

  • James Madison's Montpelier

    The stately red brick home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, has recently been restored; it sits on a hill with a wide lawn before it and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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  • Enjoying Extreme Summer Camp at Gilmore Cabin, Montpelier

    As participants in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground’s Extreme Summer Camp, children gather on the porch of Gilmore Cabin at Jame Madison’s Montpelier.

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  • Marking the Brandy Station Battlefield

    A historical marker adjacent to the byway marks the site of the Battle of Brandy Station; the site of the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War.

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  • James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

    Located near Charlottesville, the estate of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, and his wife Elizabeth, features a sweeping front yard filled with living history enactors.

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  • Westward View South of Leesburg

    Immediately adjacent to the byway in Loudoun County, rail fencing divides the gently rolling terrain into pastures. Here visitors experience the scenic beauty of the Virginia Piedmont’s horse country.

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  • Cedar Mountain Battlefield

    The expansive farmland extending beyond the snake rail fence at Cedar Mountain Battlefield creates a tranquil, scenic view along the byway.

  • Oatlands Plantation

    At Oatlands Plantation, the Greek Revival-style mansion looks out over a formal, terraced lawn.

  • Sunset at the Battlefield of Gettysburg

    Monuments, peach trees, and fences dot the Gettysburg horizon at dusk.

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  • Jennie Wade House

    The Jennie Wade House, located in urban Gettysburg, was the home of the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg and now serves as a Civil War Museum.

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  • Name Plate at the Roger Brooke Taney House

    The name plate on the outside of the red brick Roger Brooke Taney House shares information about Chief Justice Taney and his wife Anne Keys.

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  • Shadows Fall over the Ball's Bluff Battlefield National Cemetery

    The graves of more than a dozen unknown soldiers rest in the Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, the nation's third smallest at 50 feet square.

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  • The Potomac River at Ball's Bluff

    Now a serene river scene, dozens of Union soldiers were pushed into the Potomac River during the Battle of Ball's Bluff.

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  • Confederate Memorial in Culpeper, Virginia

    Culpeper's Confederate Soldier Memorial commemorates the service of southern soldiers from the city.

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  • Civil War Exhibit in the Loudoun Museum

    The Loudoun Museum contains several Civil War displays, including a period dress and household items.

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  • Old Jail Museum

    Two young girls pose as prisoners in the "stocks" in the yard of the Old Jail Museum. The "stocks" are actually a sign, indicating the original name of the building (Old Gaol Museum) and the year it was constructed (1778.)

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  • Statue at Sunset in Gettysburg

    A monument of a soldier stands outlined against a glowing sunset on the field of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg National Military Park.

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  • Advancing Forces on Journey Through Hallowed Ground

    The Union forces advance amid gun powder and smoke at Ball's Bluff Battlefield during the battle's 150th anniversary.

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  • Firing Shots at Gettysburg

    Union soldiers fire their weapons across the grassy battlefield at a Gettysburg reenactment.

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  • Edward D. Baker Gravestone

    American flags frame the stained, white gravestone of Edward D. Baker at the National Cemetery at Ball's Bluff. He was the only US senator to die on a battlefield.

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