Washington Township - 1779
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11798 Buchanan Trail E., Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Photos at Battle of Monterey Pass

Living History at Monterey Pass

On April 13th and 14th Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. had a living history demonstration. We had old time pictures taken, and a surgeon demonstrating his skills at the Museum. We also had a lot of soldiers along with a Union Calvary Unit.

And so the reenactment of the Battle of Monterey Pass was reenacted on Saturday and Sunday.
The Confederates set up an earthworks along Billy Yank trail as they did in 1863 to protect the wagon train.
The spectators stood to the side of the earthworks on Billy Yank Trail.
You could hear the Union Soldiers moving in the woods but couldn’t see them. Then all of a sudden a shot rang out and the battle started.

As the battle raged you could see that this was exactly how the battle went, in that the Soldiers were moving tree to tree and tripping over brush, shooting, reloading, men shouting orders, the cannons kept firing and the Union kept coming closer and closer. Then the Union Calvary showed up and we had Malay with Confederate and Union Infantry and Union Calvary all shouting and shooting at close quarters in the woods.

It was exciting as a spectator to actually feel like you were in the battle. The Calvary came within feet of us, what fun!

Check out our website at montereypassbattlefield.org  or facebook.com/montereypass for our schedule of upcoming events and Museum hours. Come enjoy some local history at 14325 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Laying of Wreaths Ceremony

Laying of Wreaths Ceremony March 25, 2017 

Medal of Honor Celebration for LTC Charles E. Capehart 

     On March 25, 2017 at the Battle of Monterey Pass Museum, the Antietam Camp #3                                       Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, held a “Laying of Wreaths” ceremony for Medal of Honor winner LTC Charles E. Capehart.

DCNR Sec. Dunn visits the Battlefield Park

On July 12, 2016 DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn
visits the Museum at the Battle of Monterey Pass.

2016-07 Sec DUNN from DCNR
L to R: Janet Pollard – Franklin County Visitors Center,
John Miller – Battle of Monterey Pass Historian, Jeff Geesaman – Township  Asst. Manager, Cindy Adams Dunn – Secretary – DCNR,
Michael Christopher – Township Manager, Stewart McCleaf – Chairman Board of Supervisors, Elaine Gladhill – Board of Supervisors and Michael Eschenman – DCNR.
Not shown in the picture is Katie Hess, Dir. of South Mtn. Partnership.                                                                                                 
Secretary Dunn visited the Battle of Monterey Pass Park & Museum as part of a tour of the South Mountain Landscape sponsored by the South Mountain Partnership Organization

Christmas at the Battlefield – December 19, 2015


In Recognition of John and Alicia Miller

2015-07-16 BOMP J & A Miller

Ted Alexander presenting to
John and Alicia Miller on behalf of the Friends of the Battle of Monterey Pass Board a framed painting of the Confederate Army demanding Ransom from Chambersburg in front of the courthouse in 1864.

Photo by Jen Fitch

2015-07-15 John & Alicia Miller - receiving a painting

July 5, 2013 – Michigan Marker Dedication

2013-07-05 - BOMP Ms. Cantwell-Michigan Marker

July 4, 2013 – Setting the wreath in honor of the soldiers killed in the battle.


From left: Julia Suchanek; John Miller, Battle of Monterey Pass historian and Battle of Monterey Pass
expert; Holly Fehle; Tim Morrow; John Nolan on Dusty the horse; Marshall Miller;
Alicia Miller, chair of Friends of the Battle of Monterey Pass; and Dalton Miller.

July 5, 2013 – Historian John Miller leading a tour of the retreat route.

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