Battle of Hagerstown Walking Tour with Steve Bockmiller
July 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
For eleven days in the summer of 1863, the Civil War raged within the borders of Washington County, Maryland. Local towns Hagerstown and Williamsport saw the brunt of the fighting as General Meade’s Army of the Potomac drove Robert E. Lee’s Confederate troops south across the Potomac River.
Follow in the footsteps of these Civil War combatants 156 years later on our new walking tour, led by local author and historian Stephen Bockmiller. This 3-hour tour follows the direct path of the battle as it wound its way through the streets of Hagerstown. You’ll hop onto a bus for the final leg of the tour, which follows the troops’ route down to Williamsport.
The tour will depart from the Hagerstown Public Square and end up by Hagerstown City Hall. Parking will be available in the Elizabeth Center Parking Lot and Central Lot, located at 14 N. Potomac St., or across the street at the University District Parking Lot at 25 N. Potomac St. Please note that this tour will require walking and standing for several hours at a time.