Without interpretation you would not be able to understand the events
of a certain time period. That is why interpretation is so important.
Emmitsburg has several Maryland Civil War Trails Wayside Exhibits at
Saint Joseph's and the Daughter's of Charity located on South Seton
Avenue as well as the Mason and Dixon Discovery Center located on
Route 15 Southbound. Two cast iron itinerary markers are located at
the entrance to the Emmitsburg Post Office on South Seton Avenue.
As part of the anniversary of the Pennsylvania
Campaign, every year we conduct a one to two hour long walking
tour discussing different aspects of Emmitsburg's Civil War history. It is usually held during the
last Friday of June and is free to the public. The tour begins around
6 p.m. For more information about this years tour please continue to
check the website as more information will be posted as it becomes
For those who
are unable to attend our annual tour and would be interested in a guided tour of
Emmitsburg, throughout the tourism season,
please feel free to
contacts us! Our
is $20.00 per-person with kids 10 years of age and under free of
charge. All fees go back into our efforts of historical preservation
of the town of Emmitsburg.
All tours begin at the Emmitsburg Community Center parking lot
located on South Seton Avenue.
These tours are conducted on Saturday or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., March through October by appointment only.
Our seasonal Civil War walking tours will show you the Civil
War sites of Emmitsburg. We'll discuss Indian Lookout, Mount Saint
Mary's College and Toll Hill. We'll tour the grounds of Saint Joseph's and
share stories about what Union troops experienced as they marched to
St. Joseph's we'll walk into the town square and we'll end our tour
at the modern day Emmit House. We'll share pictures from the time
period closely representing what the Emmitsburg area looked like
during the time of the Civil War.
The tour is approximately one hour to one and a half hour long.
In addition to giving tours and lectures, we also
focus our attention on the younger generation, educating them on the
importance of the average Civil War soldier and what they experienced
as well as what day to day life was like for those on the home front.
We would enjoy the opportunity to do these programs for your youth
group. Our programs for children are based upon the National Park
Service and CWPT's teaching standards for students. To view our
current programs, please click the links below. If you are interested
in having us come out, we'll be more than happy to do so with a
months' notice being given for scheduling a program.
For interpreter programs, donations are not required
but they are appreciated. All of the donations we receive will go
towards future interpreter programs. Any additional money we acquire
will be donated to historical preservation as well as battlefield
acquisition or battlefield waysides.
Are you hosting an event or looking for a speaker to discuss little
known topics of the Civil War or the how the Civil War impacted
Northern Frederick County? If so,
please contact the