Vint Hill, Virginia 20187

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The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

A 180-mile-long, 75-mile-wide historic region extending from Gettysburg to Monticello. Vint Hill is situated halfway through the journey.

In addition to its charming main street communities, and stunning natural beauty, the Journey holds the largest concentration of Civil War sites in the country. On October 19, 1863, Confederate cavalry under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart defeated Federal cavalry under the command of General Hugh Fitzpatrick in the battle of Buckland Mills that resulted in 230 casualties. The Buckland Farm portion of this widely spread battle field is one of the most perfectly preserved Civil War sites in the country. Buckland Farm was also the home  of Pleasant Colony, 1981 Derby and Preakness winner.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Living Legacy Tree Planting Project is a bold initiative that commemorates the American Civil War. Through this program, one tree will be planted for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died during one of the most defining moments in American history. Upon completion, the Living Legacy Project will create a 180-mile landscaped allée.  Phase One kicked off in November 2012, with trees being planted at Oatlands Historic Home.


Buckland Mills Village

A 19-acre historic district, unique in that it boasts of an unusually high concentration of historical artifacts. It has remained relatively undisturbed since it was chartered by the state legislature in 1798. It was a thriving stagecoach town with a tailor, cooper, two taverns, an apothecary and a church. A number of famous figures passed through the town, including Thomas Jefferson, Gen. Lafayette, and Robert E. Lee. Due to its mills and proximity to the Alexandria-Warrenton Turnpike (now U.S. 29), the town was a major target during the Civil War, but emerged from the conflict surprisingly intact. It is considered Virginia’s best preserved example of an early Piedmont town.

A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary along Route 15 in Virginia's Piedmont. Links to historic places in the area.

Friends of Vint Hill Farms

The Friends of Vint Hill is a group led by Helen Ross Ford, owner of Acorn Farm, which calls for the conservation and preservation of the Vint Hill green space. The group is in the early stages of a program to preserve the "Barns at Vint Hill" former home to intelligence gathering activities during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, as well as during the Cold War.

The Lawn

A historic private residence at 15207 Vint Hill Rd.

Historical attractions nearby