• 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
  • Trace the legacy of the Civil War. Explore the landscape of reconstruction, reconciliation, and remembrance.
    Shadows of war

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.

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