Civil War Tour at Hampton Inn & Suites - Leesburg, VA
Start your Civil War excursion in Leesburg. The Loudoun Museum is a good first stop and provides a comprehensive overview of the War in Loudoun County. Outside in the garden are two Virginia Civil War Trailmarkers that document Leesburg’s Civil War experience. A guided walking tour of the historic district departs from here seasonally.Virginia Civil War Trails merchandise can be purchased next door at the museum gift shop. Then take some time to explore the town.
Next, visit Morven Park, owned and operated as a plantation house during the Civil War by the mayor of Baltimore, Thomas Swann, Jr. Throughout the War, forces of both sides passed by Morven Park and camped there on its rolling hills. Tours include the historic mansion which is furnished with artifacts, the antique horse-drawn carriage collection, a museum dedicated to the sport of foxhunting, and intricate boxwood gardens.
Dine in Leesburg. For a quick bite, try South Street Under, famous for their homemade breads and soups or an elegant luncheon at Tuscarora Mill, formerly a grist mill where you can still see the original scales and
pulleys used for processing while enjoying some of the finest cuisine in Leesburg! Then shop in the historic district, visit the many galleries that carry Civil War themed gifts and prints or hop the Trolley to the Leesburg Premium Outlet Shops nearby.
Your next stop is Ball’s Bluff Regional Park, the site of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the largest battle fought in the county. The October 1861 clash on the banks 300 feet above the Potomac was a lopsided Confederate
victory, and ended with the Federals literally being pushed into the river. The site includes Ball’s Bluff National Cemetery and a one-mile loop with interpretive signs.
For dinner, Stonewalls Tavern at Lansdowne Resort or Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling to name just a few of our offerings or travel to Charlestown West Virginia for dinner and a night at the Racetrack/Casino!
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