Mill Hill Historic Park and Museum

Mill Hill Historic Park and Museum


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Mill Hill Historic Park and Museum is located on East Wall Street in Norwalk, Connecticut. The complex includes three old buildings: Town House, the Little Red Schoolhouse, and the Governor Thomas Fitch Law Office, as well as one of the oldest cemeteries in Norwalk.Built in 1835, Town House is a brick building that serves as the main display area. Replicas of items traded by the colonist Roger Ludlow to the Indians, the original door from the Yankee Doodle House of Colonel Fitch, an early American fire truck, and a variety of antique spinning wheels are displayed here.The Little Red Schoolhouse is another historic building built in 1826. The blackboard in the schoolhouse was made of an early style of wood boards.The Governor Thomas Fitch Law Office was built in 1740. A name plate representing the building as law office is at the front door.The park and museum accept donations from visitors. Parking is available up the short driveway.


Our Sites

The History Museum of Catawba County is located in the old 1924 Courthouse in the center of Downtown Newton. The main head quarters of the Historical Association of Catawba County, the History Museum houses changing exhibit galleries, our genealogy collection, the original 1924 courtroom, and more.

History Museum of Catawba County
30 N. College Avenue, Newton NC 28658
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(828) 465-0383

Murray's Mill Historic District is located among the rolling hills of eastern Catawba County. The site includes the gristmill, general store, wheathouse, four of the Murray family homes & their corresponding outbuildings. Prominent at the site is the 28-acre millpond with walking trails and a beautiful view.

Murray's Mill Historic District
1489 Murray's Mill Road, Catawba NC 28609
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(828) 241-4299

Just a few blocks from Union Square in Hickory sits the 1887 Harper House. It sits on a hill which allowed Mr. Harper to look downtown into his law office to see who had come to work. Also located on the property is the 1912 Lyerly House, also known as the Hickory History Center. This building houses changing exhibits and is a perfect rental space for small gatherings and celebrations.

Harper House/Hickory History Center
310 N. Center Street, Hickory NC 28601
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(828) 324-7294

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, located outside of Claremont, is the last original covered bridge in the state of North Carolina. The bridge is part of Connor Park which includes picnic benches and a little stream the perfect place for a picnic.

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (in Connor Park)
4180 E. US Hwy 70, Claremont NC 28610
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(828) 465-0383

The Historical Association maintains two historic cemeteries: the Michael Weidner Cemetery and the Haas Cemetery. The Haas Cemetery contains the grave of local patriot Isaac Wise who was hung as a spy by a band of Tories in 1776.

Michael Weidner Cemetery: 3128 Zion Church Road, Hickory, NC

Haas Cemetery: 1534 Prison Camp Road, Newton, NC
The cemetery can be found by turning on Greenway Avenue and going to the end of the road. From there, you can take a gravel road to the left and drive to the cemetery.


Mill Hill Historic Park and Museum - History

Norwalk Historical Society docents will lead guided tours of the Governor Fitch Law Office, Downtown District Schoolhouse and the Colonial Herb Garden on Sunday, June 27th at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm at Mill Hill Historic Park at 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT.

Limited space available. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.NorwalkHistoricalSociety.org

Explore the c1740 Governor Fitch Law Office which has been completely restored and reinterpreted. Learn about Colonial life and Governor Thomas Fitch.

Visit the c1826 Downtown District One Room Schoolhouse and the exhibit, “One Room Schoolhouses: A History of Education in Norwalk 1650-1870”, which highlights the early history of education in Norwalk using old photographs, original documents and period textbooks.

Delight in the blooming Colonial Herb Garden and learn about how herbs were used in a Colonial home.

Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors 65+ & Youth ages 4 – 17 are $8 and children under 3 are free. Limited availability. Buy tickets early and in advance.

Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT. Parking on site. If lot is full, there is additional parking across the street at the HSC building on the corner of East Wall Street and Park Street.


The mission of the non- profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park is to support the programs of Washington Crossing Historic Park. Your tax-deductible gift will assist the Friends to support and promote the park as an historic site and aid in the preservation, collection and maintenance of materials, buildings, equipment, machinery and artifacts relating to the colonial period. We truly appreciate your donations and volunteer work!

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Call Us: (215) 493-4076
Visit Us: 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
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Historic Village Tours

Guided tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are required.

The grounds are open dawn to dusk for free self-guided tours.

Thompson-Neely House and Grist Mill Tours
Guided tours offered Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are required.

Bowman’s Hill Tower
Admission available Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are required.

Visitor Center
Open every day, 10 AM to 5 PM

Visitor Center Museum Shop
Open every day, 10 AM to 4:30 PM

Historic Village
Guided tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are required.

The grounds are also open dawn to dusk for free self-guided tours.

Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill
Guided tours offered Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are required.

Bowman’s Hill Tower
Admission available Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are required.


Welcome to Your Living History Destination!

Please see our EVENTS page as we plan outdoor events for the summer of 2021!

Honoring our past for our future

From 18 th and 19 th century living history to outdoor concerts of traditional music, historic Jerusalem Mill Village offers a fascinating look at the past in fun ways. Find the details on our Events page and see our newsletters to learn the latest news.

Our story began in 1772, when Lee’s Merchant Mill opened for business on the north bank of the Little Gunpowder Falls. Through time, the mill became the centerpiece of a small Quaker village, and the business evolved from grinding the area’s grain to serving more of the local farming community’s needs. In 1961 the State of Maryland purchased property that included the mill, the blacksmith shop, and the stone building behi nd the mill for the Gunpowder Falls State Park. After the mill sat vacant for nearly 25 years, a handful of concerned local residents formed the non-profit, all-volunteer Friends of Jerusalem Mill (FOJM) and embarked on a long journey to recapture the past. They ended up saving the whole village—the state rebuilt the mill as headquarters of the park and used Program Open Space funding to purchase the rest of the original buildings. Jerusalem is now one of the most intact historic mill villages in Maryland.

During Maryland’s formative periods, numerous milling sites lined the banks of the Falls. Now, only Jerusalem Mill Village still stands as evidence of the community’s earliest industries, thanks to the collective power of volunteers. In 2011 FOJM earned national designation as a Preserve America Steward, in part for filling an unmet need in heritage preservation with volunteer efforts.

Enjoy your visit to our website and our village! You can help us forge a better future by becoming a member, and by patronizing the quality products and services provided by our generous sponsors. />

The Friends of Jerusalem Mill is a 501(c)3 organization working in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina is rich in gold history. You will enjoy a nostalgic change of pace and step back in time as you stroll along the wood sidewalks of this restored nineteenth century Gold Mining boom town.

Our gold history story

With its first gold discovery in 1824, Gold Hill is considered one of today’s most charming, historic small towns in North Carolina. Gold Hill is home to numerous gold mines. The 850ft deep Randolph Mine and the 435ft deep Barnhardt Mine became two of the most famous and profitable gold mines in the southeast. As a result, Gold Hill enjoyed the claim to fame and fortune.

Gold Hill offers an ‘Au-some’ experience celebrating the gilded age of gold discovery in North Carolina. The town was once the envy of Charlotte’s Mayor. He is quoted as saying that he had, ‘Hopes for Charlotte to one day, be as big and prosperous as Gold Hill’. Our visitors love getting away from the hustle of the city to shop, dine and play at a relaxing slower pace.

The celebrated nineteenth century gold history of North Carolina is documented in photos from Gold Hill.
Photos include the huge imposing Gold Hill Mining Office. Residents are proudly posed for an Easter Sunday photo op.
A group of prominent men and women sit on the porch of the Gold Hill Hotel.
In photo number three, Dr. Irvin Shaver and John Jenkins(with baby) are among the gentlemen at the storefront of E.H. Montgomery General Store on Main Street.
Workers at the Chilean Ore Mill crushing precious gold ore. A woman working the log rockers to separate the gold, demonstrates the hard laborious work.
Miners posed and ready for work at the Union Copper Mine.

Our Community

We offer everything from unique shopping opportunities, to fine dining. Enjoy wine tours at an award winning vineyard and micro-brewery, hiking in the great outdoors, bluegrass music, gold history tours, antiques picking and more.
But, be sure to check out the Shopping and Dining page for information on days and times of operation.

Music and More

Gold Hill is well known for the Montgomery General Store Bluegrass Jam. It is held every Friday evening year round, from 7-9:00p.m. Gold Hill is also a great destination wedding location. There are numerous sites to choose from for your special day. There’s lots to do throughout the year at monthly events and seasonal festivals. We invite you to slow down and join us for a great family outing in one of the richest, most authentic, historic gold mining boom towns east of the Mississippi.

Find Us

Gold Hill is located in Eastern Rowan County, North Carolina, USA. If you use Gold Hill as a hub, within a 100-mile radius a wheel forms to take in all the major population centers in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina. So, while this most delightful of small towns in North Carolina is thought to be “in the middle of nowhere,” it is actually “In the Middle of Everywhere”.

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, located adjacent to the village shops, is open seven days a week during Daylight hours. If you enjoy hiking and biking, spend the day on the Gold Hill Rail Trail.
For GPS directions, use 770 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, NC

We are a partner of the North Carolina Gold Trail, www.visitncgold.com
We’re also a partner of the Carolina Thread Trail, www.carolinathreadtrail.org

Download the Gold Hill Brochure w/ Rail Trail Brochure & Map Here:

Click on the ATTRACTIONS/Shopping & Dining Page For Hours of Operation for Village Shopping. Individual Shop Hours Vary.


Explore the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail

Columbus-Belmont State Park Civil War Museum

350 Park Road
Columbus, KY 42032

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

631 Kentucky Ave.
Paducah, KY 42001

Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

258 Pembroke-Fairview Rd.
U.S. Highway 68-80
Fairview, KY 42221

1100 W. Main Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve

1309 South Dixie Hwy
Munfordville, KY 42765

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

7120 Bardstown Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Hardin County History Museum

201 W. Dixie Ave.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Women's Museum of the 1800's and Civil War Period

310 E. Broadway St.
Bardstown, KY 40004

3033 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280

829 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

700 Capital Ave.
Frankfort, KY 40601

300 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

100 W. Broadway
Kentucky Historical Society
Frankfort, KY 40601

Daniel Boone's Grave, Frankfort Cemetery

215 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill

400 Clifton Ave.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Corner Of East Main & U.S. 60
Frankfort, KY 40601

833 W. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40514

578 W. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

201 N. Mill St.
Lexington, KY 40514

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

120 Sycamore Rd.
Lexington, KY 40502

Waveland State Historic Site

225 Waveland Museum Ln.
Lexington, KY 40514

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

1250 Ford Road (KY1924)
Winchester, KY 40391

White Hall State Historic Site

500 White Hall Shrine Rd.
Richmond, KY 40475

Camp Nelson National Monument

6614 Old Danville Rd.
Nicholasville, KY

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3501 Lexington Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Old Fort Harrod State Park

100 S. College St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

P.O. Box 296
1825 Battlefield Rd. (KY 1920)
Perryville, KY 40468

Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association

2218 Tebbs Bend Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument

9020 W. Hwy. 80
Nancy, KY 42544

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield

Hazel Patch Road
London, KY 40744

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Hwy. 25 E., Quarter-mile S.
Middlesboro, KY 40965

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

1402 Highland Ave.
Fort Wright, KY 41011

National Underground Railroad Museum

38 West Fourth Street
Maysville, KY 41056

Middle Creek National Battlefield

2968 KY-114
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Western Waterlands Region

Columbus-Belmont State Park Civil War Museum

Perched on a high river bluff, this Confederate fort was strategic in maintaining control of the Mississippi River. See cannons, shells and Confederate General Leonidas Polk’s massive chain and anchor, which were used on the river to block Union forces. The museum is located in a restored antebellum farmhouse.


Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

Learn about Western Kentucky’s role in the Civil War at this Greek Revival house museum, which was once the residence of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman.

Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

This 351-foot obelisk is located on the birth site of Jefferson Davis, who served as President of the Confederate States during the Civil War. The Kentucky native was also a West Point graduate, congressman and senator. Visitors can ride an elevator to the top of the monument for scenic views, and tour the museum to learn about Davis’ life.

Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Region

Riverview House Museum

Construction on this grand Victorian mansion began before the Civil War, but building was halted at the onset of the conflict and the property was put to use as a munitions magazine. Today, the restored Riverview House Museum offers a rare glimpse into Victorian life during the late 19th century.

Battle For The Bridge Historic Preserve

The Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve protects 219 acres of the Munfordville Battlefield, site of three Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle and Siege of Munfordville – perhaps the most strategically important battle in the Commonwealth's Civil War history. A 2.25-mile interpretive trail is available featuring vistas of the Green River railroad bridge and Fort Craig.

Bourbon, Horses & History Region

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Long before President Abraham Lincoln went on to become one of the preeminent leaders in American history, he spent his earliest years in Hodgenville, and his family had roots all around Kentucky. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is home to the First Lincoln Memorial, which houses a replica of Lincoln’s birth cabin. You can also visit the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, just 10 miles away.


Hardin County History Museum

Explore the history of Hardin County from its early Native American inhabitants to the pioneers to the present day. Exhibits tell fascinating stories of the county’s Civil War history, including the Battle of Elizabethtown and the John Hunt Morgan Christmas Raid.

Women Of The Civil War Museum

From nurses to spies to soldiers in disguise, women played many roles during the Civil War. The Women of the Civil War Museum is the only museum of its kind dedicated to exploring women’s involvement in the conflict, with many artifacts to help tell the stories.

Farmington Historic Home

Farmington is the historic home and plantation site of John and Lucy Speed, completed in 1816. Farmington was a thriving 550-acre hemp plantation powered by the labor of nearly 60 enslaved African Americans who lived in cabins on the property. In the summer of 1841, Abraham Lincoln visited Farmington for three weeks, and had enduring relationships with the Speed family during his presidency. The property includes a visitor center with an exhibit room that interprets the plantation's history.


Frazier History Museum

Explore a wide range of permanent and rotating exhibits related to Kentucky’s rich and diverse history. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Frazier History Museum is also the official first stop of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

Old State Capitol

In September 1862, Frankfort became the only Union capital to be conquered by Confederate troops. That same October, the Old State Capitol – a Greek Revival masterpiece built in 1830 – was the site of the inauguration of Richard Hawes as Confederate governor of Kentucky. However, Union forces advanced on Frankfort just as Hawes was being sworn in, forcing the Confederates to flee the capital. Just days later, tensions erupted at the Battle of Perryville.

Kentucky State Capitol

The current Kentucky State Capitol was built between 1904 and 1910 using $1,000,000 in funds from the federal government for damage sustained during the Civil War and for Kentucky’s services during the Spanish-American War. Inside the ornate rotunda, you can see statues of two prominent Civil War leaders – Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, who were both born in Kentucky less than one year and 100 miles apart. Pick up a Capitol Building and Capitol Rotunda walking tour brochure to learn more about the Capitol’s Civil War history.


Thomas D. Clark Center For Kentucky History

As the headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society, this is a great place to ground yourself in Kentucky’s Civil War history. Be sure to see Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, one of the museum's most famous exhibits. Admission includes tours of the Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum, which boasts a large collection of Union and Confederate uniforms, flags, weapons and other memorabilia.


Daniel Boone's Grave, Frankfort Cemetery

Established in the early 1840s, the Frankfort Cemetery is perhaps best known for being the final resting place of Daniel and Rebecca Boone. It was also the burial site of many soldiers during the Civil War, and is home to the Kentucky War Memorial, which honors fallen Kentucky soldiers from numerous wars.

Leslie Morris Park On Fort Hill

Set on a hill overlooking downtown Frankfort and the Kentucky River Valley, this 125-acre park contains two Civil War earthwork forts built in 1863. On a self-guided tour, visitors can also see the site of an 1864 raid by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan.

Greenhill Cemetery

Established in 1865, this cemetery in east Frankfort features the only monument to Kentucky’s United States Colored Troops (USCT), commemorating more than 140 USCT members from Frankfort and the surrounding area.

Lexington Cemetery

A testament to Kentucky’s bitter divide during the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers are buried in this historic cemetery, which dates to 1849. You can also visit the graves of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, statesman Henry Clay and members of the Mary Todd Lincoln family.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln grew up in the heart of downtown Lexington, and you can learn all about her fascinating life before, during and after her time in the White House, at her beautifully preserved childhood home.

Hunt-Morgan House and Civil War Museum

Explore the lives and legacies of the prominent Hunt-Morgan families, whose members included businessman John Wesley Hunt and “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy” John Hunt Morgan. The second floor of the home contains the Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum, and houses a large collection of Civil War artifacts.

Waveland State Historic Site

Located just outside of downtown Lexington, Waveland is a stately antebellum mansion that was built by Joseph Bryan, an ancestor of Daniel Boone, in 1848. During the Civil War, Bryan gave supplies to Confederate – eventually leading to his fleeing to Canada to avoid arrest. The home is now a living history museum that depicts life in Kentucky in the 1840s.


Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

A magnificent Antebellum plantation home on the outskirts of Lexington, Ashland was built by U.S. statesman Henry Clay and served as his home until his death in 1852. The Civil War brought hard times upon Ashland and the Clay family in 1862 Ashland was the site of the bloody Battle of Ashland, the war left the Clay family as bitterly divided as the country.


Civil War Fort At Boonesboro

Visit the remnants of this earthwork fort, which was built by the Union to defend the Kentucky River and deter Confederate raiders. The fort was often manned by African-American soldiers. Explore walking trails for scenic river views, and take a self-guided or cell-phone tour of the fort.

White Hall State Historic Site

This Italianate mansion was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, an emancipationist, politician and friend of Abraham Lincoln. The home has been immaculately restored and features period furnishings that offer a glimpse of upper-class life in Kentucky during the 1860s.


Camp Nelson Civil War National Monument

One of Kentucky’s most historically and culturally significant places, Camp Nelson was the third-largest recruiting and training depot in the nation for African-American soldiers during the Civil War. The camp supplied the Union with more than 10,000 African-American soldiers, and eight United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments were organized here. Today you can explore interpretive trails, forts, officers’ quarters, cemeteries, replica barracks, an Interpretive Center and more.


Shaker Village Of Pleasant Hill

This sprawling living history park interprets the lives of the Pleasant Hill Shakers, who flourished on this pastoral property outside Harrodsburg for over 100 years. The village played a fascinating role during the Civil War, when the turnpike and river that form its borders served as strategic arteries for soldiers on both sides of the conflict. As pacifists, the Shakers did not participate in the fighting, though they sided with the Union and held anti-slavery views. Nonetheless, a Confederate soldier is the only non-Shaker buried in the village, having died here after being wounded in the Battle of Perryville.

Old Fort Harrod State Park

One of Kentucky’s most significant historic sites, Old Fort Harrod State Park centers around a replica of Kentucky’s first permanent settlement. The park’s Mansion Museum houses Confederate and Union rooms filled with newspapers, firearms, photographs and other Civil War artifacts. You can also view the Lincoln Marriage Temple, the log cabin where Abraham Lincoln’s parents were wed in 1806.


Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

The Battle of Perryville was one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War, and left more than 7,600 soldiers killed, wounded or missing. At more than 1,000 acres, it is the largest battlefield in Kentucky, and one of the most unaltered in the nation. Take a self-guided tour of the battlefield, and visit the museum to learn the story of the Confederacy’s last major attempt to gain possession of Kentucky.


Southern Shorelines Region

Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association

This battlefield on the banks of the Green River was the site of a pivotal victory for Union forces when they defeated Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, who would be captured in Ohio less than a month later. A three-mile driving tour includes the battlefield, the Atkinson-Griffon House Museum – which served as a Confederate hospital – and more sites.

Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum

This nine-mile battlefield was the site of the first Union victory in the Western theater of the Civil War. Start by learning about the history of the battle at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center and Museum in Nancy, which is on the site of the Mill Springs National Cemetery. Then take a driving tour of the battlefield, which includes 10 stops and opportunities to hike to more than 14 interpretive signs. Be sure to visit at the West-Metcalfe House, which was used as a hospital, and the Brown-Lanier House, which was a headquarters for three generals during the battle.


Daniel Boone Country Region

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield

Kentucky’s first Civil War engagement occurred here on October 21, 1861, when Confederate and Union soldiers met along the Wilderness Road, an important strategic route into Kentucky. Take a walking tour of the battle site, where you can still see the soldiers’ trenches.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

The Wilderness Road through Cumberland Gap has been an important passageway into Kentucky since Daniel Boone’s days. It was equally important during the Civil War, and multiple fortifications were built all along the road – many of which can still be seen today, including Fort Lyon, which was the site of the final surrender of the Gap to the Union in 1863. The 20,305-acre wilderness park also offers abundant outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.

Northern Kentucky River Region

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

This museum tells the lesser-known story of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s role in the Civil War, when men, women and children came together to protect their community against advancing Confederate troops.

National Underground Railroad Museum

Known as the “Gateway to the South,” the town of Maysville was also the gateway for many slaves seeking freedom across the Ohio River. This museum is located in the Bierbower House, a documented safe house on the Underground Railroad where you can view artifacts and memorabilia, servants’ quarters and secret chambers where escaped slaves were hidden.

Kentucky Appalachians Region

Middle Creek National Battlefield

Eastern Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle was fought on the Appalachian ridges surrounding Prestonsburg in January 1862, with Union troops emerging victorious under the command of future U.S. president James A. Garfield. Learn about the battle from both sides with interpretive panels, and walk the Confederate and Union loop trails to see where the skirmish took place.


Graves Mill Historical Park

The Graves Mill Historical Park, an official Virginia Cultural Historical Site, offers a glimpse into the past commemorating the significance and history of the Village of Graves Mill. Within the Park is located a stone memorial and bronze plaque paying tribute to those 40 brave men from the community that served Virginia prior to and during the War Between The States. Also within the Park is a replica of the community’s intimate 1900’s post office building containing original post office furniture. Finally, a bronze plaque provides some of the earliest history of Graves Mill and the surrounding area.

The Park was created as a result of the community’s participation within the national and worldwide Jamestown 2007 Community Program honoring the 400th Anniversary of our country. The directors of the Jamestown 2007 Community Program presented to Graves Mill, the Virginia 2007 Community Program—‘Legacy for 2057 Award’, at the Jamestown Museum Awards Ceremony in March of 2008. The award was for the creation of the Graves Mill Historical Park and because of the contributions the community made towards the Jamestown 2007 Community Program.

The Graves Mill Historical Park is located at 52 Bluff Mountain Road, Graves Mill, Virginia near the Shenandoah National Park boundary and the Virginia Game Commission property’s.

Links & Resources

General Info

Madison County Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce
110 N Main Street
Madison, VA 22727
(540) 948-4455
[email protected]

Tourism and Economic Development Director
Tracey W. Gardner
(540) 948-7560
[email protected]


Welcome to Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation.

It is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. It is thought that Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin took refuge here after the fall of the Confederacy until his safe passage to England could be secured.

In 1925, the house and 16 acres were saved by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and donated to the state. Today, the mansion is furnished in the style of a successful mid-19th century plantation. Guided tours of the house are given six times a day, Thursday through Monday, and there are picnic tables on the grounds.


The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum serves its diverse community by actively working to preserve and share the history of Pennsylvania’s forests, inspiring our audience to become better stewards of Pennsylvania’s forest resources and heritage.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates, a non-profit community-based organization.

  • Challenges & Choices Exhibit
  • Tools to fight forest fires in the Challenges & Choices Exhibit
  • Tools in the Challenges & Choices exhibit
  • The Visitors Center
  • The Lumber Camp
  • The Sustainable Forestry Trail
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is supported by the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates. The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Tom Wolf, Governor. Nancy Moses, Chair. Andrea Lowery, Executive Director.

Savannah History Museum

Located in Tricentennial Park, Savannah History Museum allows you to walk through the city's history from 1733, spanning the American Revolution and Civil War, all the way to today! Located in the historic Central of Georgia Railway Train Shed you can also see exhibits highlighting Savannah's musical, cultural and artistic contributions from the famous bench from Forrest Gump to the life of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low.

Battlefield Memorial Park

On October 9, 1779, more than 8,000 troops of three armies fought during the American Revolution Battle of Savannah. Battlefield Memorial Park, located just across the street from Savannah History Museum, presents visitors with a memorial to those who fought in the second bloodiest battle of the American Revolution, and marks where approximately 800 troops died or were wounded.

Archaeology, research, design work, restoration & historic interpretive panels were completed by Coastal Heritage Society's Preservation team and Archaeology team transformed this blighted historic site through SPLOST and grant-funded projects in 2003- 2008.

An annual memorial march & commemoration is held at dawn annually on October 9th by CHS and regional organizations whose family heritage ties them to direct ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. Eight modern nations who sent troops in support of the American or British cause are represented.

Regular programming called Loyalists & Liberty tells more of the Southern Campaign & Savannah's story in the American Revolution, as well as offering this program for school field trip groups.

Currently the site is a public park in the western part of Savannah's historic district and is available to enjoy as a self-guided experience.

Admission
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$5 per child (ages 2-12)
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