Begin your exploration of Civil War sites by visiting Loudoun County’s Civil War Rallying Point … Morven Park. There you will hear stories about the War’s effects on Loudoun County; get answers to your questions about where to visit, explore, and stay; watch a video presentation; and tour the former Confederate encampment that was based just yards away from the mansion then known as “Swann’s Castle.”
The Civil War in Loudoun County, Va., situated just 25 miles from Washington, D.C., typified the war on the borderland, not only dividing its citizens according to their loyalties to the North and South, but dividing families as well. Your tour through Loudoun County will introduce you to significant battles, including the 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff, the 1862 Loudoun Valley Campaign and battle of Unison, and the 1863 Cavalry Battles at Upperville, Middleburg and Aldie. You’ll also meet Civil War personalities including John Singleton Mosby, called the "Gray Ghost of the Confederacy" for his daring nighttime raids on Federal supply, transportation and communication routes.
Morven Park is the perfect starting point for exploring the Civil War sites of the entire mid-Atlantic region including Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Manassas, and Fredericksburg.