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Potomac River History Tour

July 27, 2024 @ 9:00 am 3:30 pm

Explore Washington County’s Potomac River history on Saturday, July 27, as the Washington County Historical Society travels back in time to visit sites connected to this unique part of our county’s landscape and heritage. WCHS’s Executive Director Andy Stout, together with WCHS staff and board members, will guide our group for the day as we meet up with others along the way.

We’ll start our trip at the JC Penney parking lot located on the East side of the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD. The group will depart from this location by bus at 9:00 AM. Guests should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

After a brief bus ride, we’ll arrive at our first stop of the day at Cushwa Basin C&O Canal Park. Here we’ll visit the Visitors Center and meet up with NPS staff for a brief introduction to a few of the many features found around this portion of the C&O Canal. We’ll take a short walk around the area to visit the Conococheague Aqueduct, Bollman Bridge, Lockhouse 44 and other sites.

Next, we’ll head across Williamsport to visit the collections and exhibits of the Williamsport Museum at Springfield Farm where we’ll also have lunch. Here, we’ll meet with Sandy Izer from the Williamsport Historical Association and tour this beautiful 18th century farm.

After the Williamsport Museum, our tour is headed to our final destination of the day, Ft Frederick State Park. Here we will tour America’s only stone French and Indian War fort and meet up with Ft. Frederick State Park Ranger, Robert Ambrose.

Following our tour of Ft. Frederick, we’ll head back to the JC Penney parking lot where we started from, located on the East side of the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD. Guests will arrive back at the JC Penney parking lot at the Valley Mall by 3:30 PM.

Price per guest is $50 for WCHS members and $65 for non-members. Non-member tickets include a complementary WCHS individual membership. Contact us at 301-797-8782 or email us at info@washcohistory.org to make your reservation.

We have more WCHS Bus Tours planned for 2024. Stay tuned to our eventbrite and washcohistory.org/events/ for announcements of destinations and dates! $50 – $65

$50 – $65
17301 Valley Mall Road #Ste 400
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 United States
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