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Historical Emmitsburg

As part of an effort to showcase Emmitsburg's role in American history the Town has added 12 wayside exhibits to historic locations in Town with the goal of creating a historic walking tour. The walking tour is scheduled to be completed by January 2023 and will feature a tri-fold brochure and website for those that wish to do the tour online. The Town would like the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) and the Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion & Product (TRIPP) grants for funding this project.

Ribbon Cutting for Volunteers Glass Etching at 300B S. Seton Avenue (7/1/2021)
glass etching ribbon cutting ceremony

From left to right:
Tim Ayers (Museum Director), Frank Schmersal (Museum Curator), Doc Kinney (Museum Director), Mayor Don Briggs, 
Chip Jewell (Museum President), Dewey Foreman (Museum Director and one of the firefighters imaged in the etching) and Steve Hurst (Museum Member).

Below is the full list of wayside exhibits in Emmitsburg

  1. Emmit House
  2. Doughboy Statue
  3. Vigilant Hose Company
  4. Great Fire of 1863 – northeast quadrant of town square
  5. Town Square
  6. John Armstrong Long Rifle (121 East Main Street)
  7. Chronicle Press
  8. Carriage House Inn 
  9. Emmitsburg Railroad (near 300B South Seton Ave.)
  10. Volunteers Glass Etching (300B South Seton Ave.)
  11. Josephs House (339 South Seton Ave.)
  12. St. Euphemia's School (50 DePaul Street)

Wayside Exhibits Map
Map of Exhibit Locations

The exhibits can be reached any time of day by parking along Main Street and walking to the exhibits. Please note there are no restrooms and water fountains on site.  

First Three Wayside Exhibits (Installed 2019)

collage of four wayside exhibits

Collage of 4 Wayside Ribbon Cuttings 2020

2020 Wayside2