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The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park is a natural, cultural & historical park located in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania where a portion of the Philadelphia Wagon Road transverses through South Mountain leading immigrants to a new life in Appalachia. The park also commemorates Pennsylvania's second largest Civil War battle. The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought along a rugged mountain ridge, in a blinding thunderstorm, during the middle of the night on July 4 & 5, 1863, just one day after the close of the battle of Gettysburg.

Working together to support the Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania's efforts to protect, preserve, and interpret the Civil War and other cultural and historical heritage sites associated with the Monterey Pass Battlefield. Consider Volunteering. Become a member by joining the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. and learn how you can support the Monterey Pass Battlefield.

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When the Civil War Passed This Way

For those who are seeking tours, only our staff are trained to give tours of the Monterey Pass Battlefield. Our park rules and regulations adopted in 2011, prohibits any other guiding services from giving tours of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum.