I’ve created a driving tour of some of my favorite local African-American history sites, for the Washington County-Hagerstown Convention and Visitors Bureau. Head on over to the CVB blog to read all about it.
Sites on the tour include Ferry Hill Plantation, Tolson’s Chapel, and the Antietam Iron Works ruins near Sharpsburg. From Sharpsburg we head to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church-Lappans and Rockland Plantation. Then in Hagerstown we visit the Jonathan Street area. Finally, we head west to Fort Frederick.
Washington County is also home to well-known historical sites like Antietam Battlefield and the John Brown Farm, which had enormous impact on African-American history nationally. The sites on this tour are more off the beaten track and highlight the daily experience of the local African-American community.
The tour includes informational links, routes, and stops for meals.