Calendar of Events

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Civil War Trails Marker Dedication at Gathland State Park

  • April 7 at 1:00 PM

CivilWarTrails_1.jpgA new Civil War Trails marker, telling the story of Townsend and Booth, will be dedicated. Read More

  • Gathland State Park

    900 Arnoldstown Road
    Burkittsville, MD 21755
  • Website
    301-600-4031

Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox

  • April 9 at 3:15 PM

Events_Bell.jpgCommemorate the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender at Appomattox with a nationwide bell ringing Read More

  • Across the Heritage Area

    151 S. East Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-600-4031

Illuminating Frederick: From Celebration to Grief

  • April 10 at 7:00 PM

EngelbrechtBroadsite.jpgA special 150th anniversary commemoration of the end of the Civil War featuring author James Swanson Read More

  • City Hall

    101 North Court Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-600-4031

Lincoln’s Final Journey Home

  • April 11 at 8:30 AM

Events_generic2.jpgA special exhibit looks at the route of President Lincoln's funeral train. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Bell and History Day

  • April 11 at noon

Events_Bell.jpgKick off the museum season in Frederick County with 1865-themed programs for the whole family. Read More

  • Museums and historic sites across Frederick County

    151 S. East Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-600-4031

Illuminating the African American Journey in 1865 and Beyond

  • April 11 at noon

Events_TaneyHouse.JPGCelebrate Bell and History Day at the Roger Brooke Taney House as Historical Society of Frederick County opens their newest exhibit. Read More

  • Roger Brooke Taney House

    121 South Bentz Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-663-1188

Bell and History Handbell Festival

  • April 11 at 7:00 PM

Handbell choirs from around the region will recall the last address that President Lincoln made—exactly 150 years ago, on April 11, 1865—with performances on the theme of “Gladness of Heart.” Read More

  • National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    339 South Seton Ave
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • Website
    301-447-7050

Frederick County Civil War Roundtable: Brad Gottfried

  • April 16 at 7:30 PM

Events_NMCWM.jpgLearn about the role that the Sisters of Charity played at Gettysburg. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-1864

Screening of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

  • April 17 at 7:00 PM

To mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, enjoy a special presentation of Spielberg's award-winning film. Read More

  • Bridge of Life Church

    14 S. Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • 301-791-1674

The Final Shots of the War

  • April 18

Events_generic2.jpgMonocacy rangers will examine Marylanders' response to Lincoln's assassination as well as the surrender at Appomattox. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

National Park Week at Monocacy

  • April 18 to 26

Events_generic2.jpgKick off the National Park Service's centennial celebration with family-friendly activities at the battlefield. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

African-American Research and Preservation Symposium

  • April 18 at 10:00 AM

CohenPromoPicBW2013.jpgDistinguished speakers at this symposium will examine African-American history in Frederick County. Read More

  • C. Burr Artz Library Community Room

    110 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-663-1188 x108

Washington County Museum Ramble

  • Weekends in May

Events_generic.jpgSpend your weekends in May exploring nearly 30 museums and historic sites throughout Washington County. Read More

  • Across Washington County

  • Website
    301-733-3638

Civil War Living History Reenactment

  • May 2-3

Events_LivingHistory.jpgEnjoy the Farm Museum's annual living history weekend with the theme of “Homecoming – Soldiers Return From War” Read More

  • Carroll County Farm Museum

    500 S. Center Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website
    410-386-3880
    $

The Confederate States Medical Service

  • May 2 at 2:30 PM

Events_NMCWM.jpgMark Quattrock will speak about the Confederate State Medical Service. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-1864

Spring in the Village

  • May 9 at 10:00 AM

Ring in the spring season with crafts, flowers, refreshments, and activities at Catoctin Furnace Read More

  • Village of Catoctin Furnace

    12607 Catoctin Furnace Road
    Thurmont, MD 21788
  • Website
    410-243-2626

Frederick County Civil War Roundtable: Joseph V. Collins

  • May 21 at 7:30 PM

Learn about the Battle of West Frederick on July 7, 1864. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-1864

Last Full Measure of Devotion

  • Memorial Day weekend

mnps.jpgFlag display honoring casualties of the battle. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-555-3515

Confederate Surgeon Living History

  • May 23 at 11:00 AM

Events_LivingHistory.jpgMembers of the 42nd Mississippi Infantry Co. will discuss the uniforms, weapons, food, and daily life for Confederate soldiers. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-1864

Civil War Reenactors

  • May 23 at 11:00 AM

Events_LivingHistory.jpgExperience the sounds of the Civil War with Union and Confederate reenactors on the rails. Read More

  • Walkersville Southern Railroad

    34 West Pennsylvania Avenue
    Walkersville, MD 21793
  • Website
    301-898-0899
    $

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