Journey through hallowed ground this Veterans Day

Honor our veterans by visiting the region "where America happened." The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a National Heritage Area that stretches from Gettysburg, Pa. to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. --and includes nine presidential homes, 13 national parks and sites important to the Revolutionary War, French-Indian War, War of 1812 and the Civil War.

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    Manassas, Va.  Manassas, which is famous for the two Civil War battles fought there, is also home to a hidden gem: the Freedom Museum. The exhibits at this Smithsonian affiliate, which is located in the Manassas Regional Airport, focus on the 20th century.   The National Museum of the Marine Corps (shown here) is also in the Manassas area.
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    War Correspondent’s Memorial
    Gathland State Park
    Frederick County, Md.  The War Correspondents Arch is the only monument dedicated to journalists killed in combat. It is located in Crampton’s Gap, which is where some of the Battle of South Mountain was fought during the Civil War. 
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    Gettysburg, Pa.  Gettysburg is not only the site of a battlefield and national park, it is also home to the oldest national cemetery. Soldiers’ National Cemetery was dedicated almost 150 years ago by President Abraham Lincoln. The Eternal Light Peace Memorial (shown here) overlooks Gettysburg National Military Park.
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    Eisenhower National Historic Site
    Cumberland Township, Pa. Eisenhower National Historic Site is the former home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  
     
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    Dodona Manor 
    Leesburg, Va. Dodona Manor was the residence of General George C. Marshall from 1941 until his death in 1959. Visitors can see artifacts that belonged the general, as well as an exhibit about the correspondence between Marshall and Winston Churchill.
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    Ash Lawn-Highland
    Charlottesville, Va.

    The home of Revolutionary War Veteran and U.S. President James Monroe is now owned and operated by the College of William and Mary.
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    Monticello The 5,000-acre plantation was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States.
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    Montpelier James Madison, fourth president of the United States, wrote the Constitution at his estate near Orange Virginia.  
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