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.
Become a member by joining the Friends of the
Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. and learn how you can
support the Monterey Pass Battlefield.