Item description for Journey Through Hallowed Ground: A Travel Guide of Heritage Sites from Gettysburg to Monticello (Capital Travels) (Capital Travels) by David Lillard...
Travel down Route 15, the Old Carolina Road, from Gettysburg, PA to Monticello VA - 175 miles of more history than any road in America. Visit: The homes of six U.S. Presidents - Jefferson s Monticello, Madison s Montpelier, Monroe s Oak Hill and Ashlawn Highland, Zachary Taylor s home, and Eisenhower s Cottage. The home of General George Marshall where he wrote the Marshall Plan after World War II President Teddy Roosevelt s hunting cabin The largest collection of Civil War battlefields in the country Sites from Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812 Sites from our Native American history: the Susquehannock and Iroquois tribes African American historical sites, including Underground Railroad Two World Heritage sites: Monticello and The Rotunda Numerous scenic rivers, roads, and landscapes 13 National Park units, and more. "Journey Through Hallowed Ground" explores the heritage, battlefields, scenery, and natural beauty of this historic Journey through Hallowed Ground. With descriptions of more than 100 sites along the 175 mile journey, the book contains a full-color map of the corridor, county-by-county guide to the sites, attractions and back roads; and Create Your Own Journey, 10-15 customized itineraries based on fun themes for families, romantic getaways, educational excursions, and countryside tourism.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 2006
Publisher Capital Books
ISBN 1933102241 ISBN13 9781933102245
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More About David Lillard
David Edwin Lillard is the author of six adventure travel guides and books that explore the heritage of the American landscape. Best known as an outdoor writer, his work includes off-the-beaten track books like "Appalachian Trail Names: Origins of Places Names along the A.T." He also is the editor of an online travel guide to the Potomac River.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Journey Through Hallowed Ground: A Travel Guide of Heritage Sites from Gettysburg to Monticello (Capital Travels) (Capital Travels)?
Great guide for resident of area Feb 8, 2008
I saw this book at Oatlands Plantation during the holidays. I think it's a great guide for someone just visiting the area or someone who lives in our historical state.
Journey Through Hallowed Ground: A Travel Guide of Heritage Sites from Gettysburg to Monticello Mar 8, 2007
This is not your usual travel book. No five-star hotels. No "Night-Life" section. What it is, is a practical guide to exploring one of most interesting and historic stretches of road in this country. It is a guidebook inspired by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. This group describes itself in its website as follows: "The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising national awareness of the unparalleled history in the region, which generally follows the Old Carolina Road (Rt. 15/231) from Gettysburg, through Maryland, to Monticello in Albemarle County, VA. From its communities, farms, businesses and heritage sites, we have an opportunity to celebrate and preserve this vital fabric of America which stands today in the historic, scenic and natural beauty of this region."
The guide is a combination of basic history, introductions to historic sites and other points of interest, and recommendations of places to stay and to eat along the way. It provides the information needed to spend some time poking around one of the most fascinating sections of the country.
In a crazy world -- a visit to America's best historic places Nov 7, 2006
The Old Carolina Road (US Route 15) has more history along it than almost any region in the US, and this great travel guide through its words, photos, and maps takes the visitor back into that honored history and out again into the thriving towns and villages that anchor it. The book is a thorough guide to all the exciting historic sites, natural beauty, friendly people,and great places to eat and shop from Gettysburg to Monticello.