National Geographic : 1979 Jul
Nilmington -MARYLAND d Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP: Hikers and bikers follow 184 mile towpath from Washington, D. C., to Cumberland, Md. SAtfAL AA. SAntietam NB: Eight-mile route ranges where Civil War battle raged SA (3Catoctin Mountain Park: Scenic vistas, environmental study, mountain crafts c AI lA4 AA ( Monocacy NB: Site of Confederate victory. Closed to public ( Hampton NHS:Lavishl8th-century mansion and formal gardens $ W ) Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine: Bombardment in War of 1812 inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" ® Clara Barton NHS: Home of American Red Cross founder 8 Greenbelt Park: Forest oasis 1 miles from Washington A ~, ) Fort Washington Park: Cross drawbridge to 1824 fortress I. J. o Piscataway Park: Jog or stroll on paths framing Potomac River ( Thomas Stone NHS, now being restored, memorializes signer of Declaration of Independence* @Assateague Island NS: Wild ponies roam barrier-isle wildlife refuge$AAl i. -WASHINGTON, D. C. @ Ford's Theatre NHS: Plays light the stage, but Lincoln's flag-draped box remains ever empty A. @ Frederick Douglass Home: Twenty-room house of 19th-century black spokesman & A' 118 SJohn F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents dramas, concerts, operas, and films @ Lincoln Memorial: Statue of Great Emancipator draws homage from thousands yearly c @ Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac: A living memorial of white pines @ National Capital Parks: More than 300 historical sites, from Potomac shores to manicured city squares @ National Mall ties Washington Monument to Capitol Building ( (0 National Visitor Center at historic Union Station 6 W @ Rock Creek Park: Sylvan solitude in heart of city L r A @ Sewall-Belmont House NHS: Center for women's rights from 1920 to the present 3) Theodore Roosevelt Island: Memorial in the Potomac to 26th President )0 1 ) Thomas Jefferson Memorial: Under Monticello-like dome stands 19-foot statue of third President c @ Washington Monument: Ride to top of flag-ringed, 555-foot obelisk for panoramic city view S 6 @ White House: Scheduled tours through home of Presidents &A -WEST VIRGINIA @ New River Gorge NR whips up hair-raising white-water runs* @ Harpers Ferry NHP restores Civil War-ravaged town, site of John Brown's raid ( a*A. ( Appalachian National Scenic Trail twists 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia I~ -VIRGINIA ( Manassas NB Park: Rebels twice defeated Union troops ft l i6 JA SWolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts: Outdoor theater set in rolling hills and woods 6-I 3) Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial: Mansion surveys National Cemetery and Potomac 33 George Washington MP: Drive along Potomac Lt AL 46 1A._ ( Prince William Forest Park: Camp in renewed forest springing from depleted farmlandA 41A,. * A B Shenandoah NP caps crest of Bue Ridge$S A t 0Uw 3) Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP: Four major Civil War battlefields b t _. 37 George Washington Birthplace NM: Working colonial farm & R M.'. 3) Richmond NB Park recalls fighting for Confederate capital A () Maggie L. Walker NHS: Home of black paraplegic who was first female bank president* () Appomattox Court House NHP preserves village that witnessed surrender of South $ . A ( Booker T. Washington NM: Birthplace of black educator L -A @ Petersburg NB: Site of ten-month Union siege 1 1A . A @ Colonial NHP includes Yorktown, Jamestown, and 23-mile parkway to Williamsburg & .L.