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America’s Historic East – Civil War

Jefferson’ Rock at Harpers Ferry

Our tour of historic venues continued along the western Virginia Hills through the Shenandoah National Park and on to the town of Harpers Ferry where the event responsible for the brewing Civil War to break out in the open. Home to a Federal Weapons Depot, this town at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers became the lighting spark that triggered military action between the Confederate south and the Union soldiers in the North.

A stunning sunset at Shenandoah National Park
Harpers Ferry – now a National historic park

Preserved for future generations, this national historic park conserves this town to further study the civil war and its implications for our nation. On a sunny fall day, the weather made this even more of a delightful experience. I highly recommend visiting if you never have.

Weapons depot and original town buildings

After this delightful stop, our program continued on a four state trip that very day leaving West Virginia to enter Maryland before crossing into Pennsylvania- the location for the town and battle with the same name – Gettysburg.

Our coach and group in downtown Gettysburg

Stay tuned for more tour updates as I continue this blog series.

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