Yesterday I spoke approvingly of wines being produced in the area of Middleburg, VA, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about an hour’s drive from Washington, DC. That’s hunt country, but it’s also a great jumping off point for what is called a “journey through hallowed ground.”
Journey Through Hallowed Ground is actually a non-profit organization that has put together an ideal driving tour through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia that includes a multitude of important Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields as well as the homes and birthplaces of—get this—nine US presidents.
You know about Thomas Jefferson and, Monticello. You know about the battlefields of Gettysburg and Bull Run. But there is so much more fascinating history embedded in the towns and hills of the Hallowed Ground route. This is a trip ideal for history buffs or parents with kids of learning age.
Check out a National Geographic book called Journey Through Hallowed Ground, or call the folks who will be happy to help you plan an impactful trip. Visit HallowedGround.org.