South Mountain 150th Anniversary - Battlefield Hikes


September 14


These hikes are design to provide an opportunity to walk the battlefield and get a closer look at significant events from the battle on September 14, 1862. The hikes will be guided by Park Rangers and will last one to one and one half hours. 9:00 a.m. The Maryland Campaign – An Overview. Meet at Washington Monument State Park. 10:30 a.m. “Hell is Empty and all the Devil’s are Here” - The Morning Phase at Fox’s Gap. Meet at the Reno Monument 12:30 p.m. “The Line Moved Steadily Forward” – The Fight for Frostown Gap. Meet at the Pennsylvania Reserves Field along Frostown Road 2:30 p.m. “Our Boys Acted Nobly” – Drayton’s Brigade at Fox’s Gap. Meet at the Appalachian Trail parking lot next to the South Mountain Inn 4:30 p.m. “Twilights Last Gleaming” – The battle for Crampton’s Gap. Meet at Gathland State Park.


South Mountain State Battlefield
see times for specific locations


(301) 791-4767