GiveChoose 2019 is
Tuesday, May 7
GiveChoose 2019 is
Tuesday, May 7
GiveChoose 2019 is
May 07, 2019

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need

All donations to the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, including through Give Choose, are matched by federal funds. Your gift will double in value and help promote preservation and appreciation for the heritage of our unique region.

A gift of $50 will become $100 and help underwrite the cost of planning a Living Legacy planting.

$100 will become $200 and underwrite the cost of Extreme Journey summer campers traveling from Leesburg to Monticello or Gettysburg for the day.


The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long corridor from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania through Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Journey's mission is to preserve its unique resources by promoting and supporting civic engagement through history education, economic development through heritage tourism, and the preservation of cultural landscapes through partnerships with our 350+ partners in the area. The Journey's activities include: (1) continuing our conservation and preservation work with our partners; (2) protecting and enhancing the JTHG National Scenic Byway, which includes wayfinding initiatives, especially those related to safety and traffic issues and the Living Legacy Program; (3) continuing the promotion of heritage tourism; and (4) continuing and expanding our education programs to inspire students of all ages, but particularly those in the next generation, to become stewards of our unique resources.



Based in Loudoun County, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground works with its partners throughout the area. All of its programs benefit residents of Loudoun and Fauquier Counties through education, advocacy and partnerships.  In addition to directly serving local residents, the Journey helps to bring people to the area and inspire them to appreciate our region’s unique resources.


Following are our major initiatives for 2019:

  • The 13th year offering our very popular Extreme Journey summer day camp for 6th – 8th graders. In 2019, there will be 3 sessions offered, all based in Loudoun County. Campers travel to significant historic sites in the Journey where they uncover the true history that happened at each place, incorporating experiential learning with fun outdoor activities such as biking, canoeing and hiking. Sites visited include the Gettysburg Battlefield, Monticello, Montpelier, Harpers Ferry, and Antietam Battlefield. Campers work together to create videos on lessons learned about leadership.
  • The second year of the National History Academy, a residential five-week program for high school students, based at Foxcroft School in Middleburg. Students from around the country spend the summer in Loudoun County while being immersed in American history by visiting the sites where it occurred and studying its major themes with leading historians and teachers. 
  • Continuing the Living Legacy Program, which combines education with enhancement of the JTHG National Scenic Byway by planting trees that are dedicated to the memory of soldiers who died during the Civil War. Students and adult volunteers research the background of the soldiers and each tree is geotagged with information about a soldier. So far this year, we have scheduled two plantings in April in Loudoun County and one in May in Albemarle County.
  • Protecting the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway. In addition to enhancing the byway through our Living Legacy Program and wayfinding initiatives, the Journey is working with its partners to address concerns about safety and traffic density on the JTHG National Scenic Byway while making sure that the Byway’s cultural and scenic surroundings are maintained.


PO Box 77
Waterford VA 20197
Phone: 540-882-4929

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