Visit the towns and homes of those who experienced the war firsthand. See what civilians saw. Feel what they felt.On the home front
Walk the hallowed ground and landscape where armed conflicts occurred. Imagine the chaos, carnage, and fierce bravery.In the heat of battle
Discover how the wounded were cared for by local residents. Learn about medical procedures and hear stories of compassion.Beyond the battlefield
The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is ideally positioned to serve as your "base camp" for driving the popular Civil War Trails and visiting the battlefields and sites of Antietam, Gettysburg, Monocacy, South Mountain, Harpers Ferry, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.