With the support of the American Battlefield Protection Program, the Frederick County Tourism Council and the Delaplaine Foundation, Preservation Maryland is hosting several meetings in late August to engage the public about the future of the South Mountain Battlefield.

Located in both Frederick and Washington counties, South Mountain Battlefield’s historic landscape retains a high degree of integrity; however the sprawling battlefield, which covers three mountain passes, is also notoriously difficult to tour. The difficulty for visitors along with plans for future preservation efforts of landscapes and historic structures be addressed during the public meetings.

Fighting at South Mountain Battlefield.

Fighting at South Mountain Battlefield.


Local citizens, organizational representatives and members of the broader public interested in the preservation and interpretation of the battlefield are invited to attend either of both of the meetings.

Meeting attendees should expect to learn and discuss the following topics:

  • Discussion of scope-of-work and historic context of South Mountain Battlefield
  • Multi-media presentation about preservation efforts to date
  • Conversation about what preservation means and what the community values
  • Conversation about best preservation and conservation tools
  • Conversation of additional goals including tourism, interpretation, etc.
  • Thoughts about reuse of the historic Shafer Farm

past meetings

Washington County Meeting
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:30 PM
Boonsboro Free Library
401 Potomac Street
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Optional RSVP on Facebook

Frederick County Meeting
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6PM
Resurrection Reformed Church
3 E Main Street
Burkittsville, MD 21718
Optional RSVP on Facebook

Learn more about South Mountain Battlefield

Generous support provided by the Frederick County TRIPP grant program.

Generous support provided by the Frederick County TRIPP grant program.