After three days of battle at Gettysburg . . .

. . . both sides had taken substantial losses. Robert E. Lee’s 50,000 remaining troops of the Army of Northern Virginia needed to withdraw from 80,000 remaining Union troops in George Meade’s Army of the Potomac.  Where did they go? 

Monterey Pass was the site of a battle that would determine whether Lee would be able to retreat and fight another day.  60 miles of wagons, loaded with supplies needed to sustain Lee’s army, headed for the river crossing at Williamsport MD and escape to Virginia.  20 miles of those wagons made their way via Monterey Pass.  During the night of July 4th, 5000 Union troops, including George Armstrong Custer, attacked this retreating wagon train in the middle of a raging thunderstorm.  

The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum is a 125 acre natural, cultural & historical park located in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  The park and museum preserves a portion of Pennsylvania’s second largest Civil War battle.

The Battle included the Toll House, site of the fiercest part of the battle where the Union broke the Confederate line. The Toll House which still stands is currently privately owned and occupied, though negotiations are underway to bring it into the Park. The Park currently includes miles of trails with magnificent views of the area, and a Boy Scout encampment area.  Adjacent to the Park is Happel’s Meadow Wetlands, Monterey Park picnic area and Pavilion (which can be reserved through Washington Township) and a playground.  The Museum and its immediate grounds include maps and artifacts of the battle.  Parking suitable for cars and busses is located just across Charmain Road, at the starting point of the trails and within a short walk over the pedestrian bridge of the Museum.  

Join us for a wonderful Civil War and nature experience.  Take a look around the park with this video. See many enhancements described in the video which were completed in late 2020, and the 2021 Program here.

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For more Scheduled Activities, see our Activities Calendar at left. For current events, review the following posts from our Facebook page, or visit our Facebook page using the link at the bottom of this page.

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We have a busy month of activities to offer in July, starting with our 2nd concert. On June 26th, “Dead Horse Revival” will bring "Bluegrass with a Country and Rock twist" to the Pavilion from 1 - 4 pm. Chicago Charley's Hot Dogs and Antietam Dairy will provide food and beverage support. Inclement weather day will be the 27th. ... See MoreSee Less

We have a busy month of activities to offer in July, starting with our 2nd concert.  On June 26th, “Dead Horse Revival” will bring Bluegrass with a Country and Rock twist to the Pavilion from 1 - 4 pm.  Chicago Charleys Hot Dogs and Antietam Dairy will provide food and beverage support.  Inclement weather day will be the 27th.

Our summer season is really rolling.

If you like bluegrass, you'll love "Dead Horse Revival" from 1 - 4 pm at the Monterey Pass Pavilion on June 26th. From Florida to Maine, this four member group wowed crowds with high energy bluegrass with a Country and Rock twist.

For those who missed the "Book Sale at the Museum” on June 12th, it has been extended to June 19th from 10am - 4pm. Bringing books you want to be rid of to Lee Royer’s office Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. All books not sold at this Book Sale will be donated to the Blue Ridge Summit Library Ice Cream Social and Book Sale on July 17th from 9am - 2pm.

And also a reminder. Monterey Pass has two activities open for public participation.
- On July 17th, 10am - 4pm, we’ll host “Art in the Park”, an opportunity for local artists of all kinds to display and sell their work.
- The “4 Seasons Photo Contest” with Prizes of $150, $75 and $50 is open to all photographers. Send your entries by 11pm, July 15th. Winners to be announced at noon, July 17th at the Museum.
- To participate, email us at montereypassbattlefield@gmail.com

For more information on these and other events, see our website at montereypassbattlefield.org/calendar/
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Our summer season is really rolling.    

If you like bluegrass, youll love Dead Horse Revival from 1 - 4 pm at the Monterey Pass Pavilion on June 26th.  From Florida to Maine, this four member group wowed crowds with high energy bluegrass with a Country and Rock twist.   

For those who missed the Book Sale at the Museum” on June 12th, it has been extended to June 19th from 10am - 4pm.  Bringing books you want to be rid of to Lee Royer’s office Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.  All books not sold at this Book Sale will be donated to the Blue Ridge Summit Library Ice Cream Social and Book Sale on July 17th from 9am - 2pm. 

And also a reminder.  Monterey Pass has two activities open for public participation.  
  -  On July 17th, 10am - 4pm, we’ll host “Art in the Park”, an opportunity for local artists of all kinds to display and sell their work.
  -  The “4 Seasons Photo Contest” with Prizes of $150, $75 and $50 is open to all photographers.  Send your entries by 11pm, July 15th.  Winners to be announced at noon, July 17th at the Museum.  
  -  To participate, email us at montereypassbattlefield@gmail.com 

For more information on these and other events, see our website at montereypassbattlefield.org/calendar/

Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.

Our next event will be a “Book Sale at the Museum” on June 12th from 10am - 4pm. Open up space in your closets, garage and elsewhere by bringing books you want to discard to Lee Royer’s office Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm at

R. Lee Royer & Associates
10764 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, PA 17268

All books not sold at this Book Sale will be donated to the Blue Ridge Summit Library Ice Cream Social and Book Sale on July 17th from 9am - 2pm.

And also a reminder. Monterey Pass has two activities open for public participation.
- On July 17th, 10am - 4pm, we’ll host “Art in the Park”, an opportunity for local artists of all kinds to display and sell their work.
- Our “4 Seasons Photo Contest” is open to all photographers. Top prizes are $150, $75 and $50. Submissions are due by 11pm, July 15th. Winners will be announced at noon, July 17th at the Museum.

For more information on these and other events, see our website at montereypassbattlefield.org/calendar/
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Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.  

Our next event will be a “Book Sale at the Museum” on June 12th from 10am - 4pm.  Open up space in your closets, garage and elsewhere by bringing books you want to discard to Lee Royer’s office Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm at 

   R. Lee Royer & Associates
   10764 Buchanan Trail East
   Waynesboro, PA 17268

All books not sold at this Book Sale will be donated to the Blue Ridge Summit Library Ice Cream Social and Book Sale on July 17th from 9am - 2pm.  

And also a reminder.  Monterey Pass has two activities open for public participation.  
  -  On July 17th, 10am - 4pm, we’ll host “Art in the Park”, an opportunity for local artists of all kinds to display and sell their work.
  -  Our “4 Seasons Photo Contest” is open to all photographers.  Top prizes are $150, $75 and $50.  Submissions are due by 11pm, July 15th.  Winners will be announced at noon, July 17th at the Museum.  

For more information on these and other events, see our website at https://montereypassbattlefield.org/calendar/

As a great supporter of Monterey Pass, we’re calling your attention to a "Memorial Day Tribute to Local Veterans" at Blondie’s at 11737 Old Route 16 in Rouzerville. Blondie’s ceremony will be on Sunday, May 30th at 1 pm, with food and beverages after. Blondie’s is an enthusiastic supporter of Monterey Pass with a good selection of food and beverages throughout the year. Stop in and enjoy the ceremony, then come back any time for lunch or dinner. ... See MoreSee Less

As a great supporter of Monterey Pass, we’re calling your attention to a Memorial Day Tribute to Local Veterans at Blondie’s at 11737 Old Route 16 in Rouzerville.  Blondie’s ceremony will be on Sunday, May 30th at 1 pm, with food and beverages after.  Blondie’s is an enthusiastic supporter of Monterey Pass with a good selection of food and beverages throughout the year.  Stop in and enjoy the ceremony, then come back any time for lunch or dinner.

We had a great time Saturday with the ensembles of the WASH Music Department in the park. The finale was a choral performance (below). Enjoy, and hope to see you for many future events, musical and otherwise, at Monterey Park (montereypassbattlefield.org/calendar). ... See MoreSee Less

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