Civil War

It’s time to visit Harpers Ferry again

May 26, 2017

In 1785, Thomas Jefferson noted that “… the passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.” His words ring just as true today in the place […]

Civil War

On the Radio: Remembering Remembrance Day

November 19, 2016

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. Week of Nov. 18: Today, Nov. 19, is Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, […]

Civil War

Three Civil War cities in Coastal Virginia that saw action

October 15, 2016

Hampton, Newport News, and Norfolk are cities where the sacrifices of the American Civil War are remembered and honored. Tucked into the southeastern corner of Virginia, these now-thriving cities and surrounding waterways were once war-torn […]

Biking

Rejuvenate indoors and outdoors around Gettysburg

August 15, 2016

Seven score and 13 years ago, our forefathers hiked to Gettysburg for a monumental battle. Today’s visitors to Gettysburg don’t have to wage war, but they’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that scenic Adams County […]