|FAM tour stop at White's Ferry, VA|
|Monocacy Battlefield, Frederick MD|
Participants board a comfortable coach and receive a packet of information and maps which out line the day. The tour begins at White's Ferry and ends at Harper's Ferry. Participants alight at several Civil War sites for a brief talk. The main purpose of the tour is to give an overview of historical events, point out where and when the events occurred, and give participants a better idea of the locations, activities, museums, and events available to visitors.
|Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Keedysville, MD|
The tour was lead by John Fieseler, executive director of the Tourism Council. At day's end, I conclude that what John doesn't know about the Civil War in this region is probably not worth knowing. He provided commentary on the many sites, battles, intrigues, and details of the progress of the Civil War- especially as it relates to the counties surrounding Frederick. John's talk was supplemented by key guests on the tour who provided interesting details about historical events and museums in their particular areas including Peggy Erickson for Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County, and Betsy DeVore from the Washington County Convention &Visitors Bureau.
|Newcomer House Museum, Sharpsburg, MD|