Civil War

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Commemorates Our National History

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide swath of land stretching from Gettysburg, […]

Preserve Historic Station at Gettysburg

The small train station was only about four years old when it was pressed into service during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in July 1863. The western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad was first used as a field hospital, as so many places were while the battle raged nearby. Later, more than 15,000 wounded soldiers would be transported to care or home from this platform.

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Governor McDonnell: Please Don’t Build Houses on a Historic Civil War Site

In November 2011, President Obama declared Fort Monroe a national monument, honoring this critical military installation and the role it […]

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Follow in the Footsteps of an American Hero at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland

A hundred years after her death, the Park Service created a new national monument earlier this year to honor Underground […]

The Mississippi River Corridor of Tennessee, part of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

Exploring Tennessee’s Extensive Civil War History

Last month, in the first Park Advocate post in our series on national heritage areas, we highlighted the Blackstone River […]