Oak Hill, James Monroe's country estate
The 180-mile long, 75-mile wide Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area stretches from Gettysburg, Pa. to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello near Charlottesville, Va. Featuring hundreds of historical treasures such as presidential homes (including James Monroe’s Oak Hill, featured in the Fall issue of Preservation,) National and State Parks, Civil War battlefields, and historic towns and villages, the heritage corridor affords visitors the unique opportunity to take in centuries of overlapping American history and to walk in the footsteps of some of our country’s most influential leaders.
We’ve rounded up a top 10 list of lesser-known Hallowed Ground sites that are well worth a stop on the journey:... Read More →
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Katherine Flynn is an assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores and uncovering the stories behind historic places. Follow her on Twitter at @kateallthetime.