The Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. is holding “Christmas at the Pass” to celebrate the holiday season.

“Christmas at the Pass” will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will be located at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum located at 14325 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.  This event is free and is open to the public.  We encourage you to bring the whole family!

Activities include children’s craft corner, Christmas storytelling, Victorian Era Christmas music, refreshments, and the history of Santa Claus.  Our museum will be decorated in Victorian Era fashion of Christmas.  Outside the museum, on the park grounds, there will be living history vignettes of Civil War soldiers.  Be sure to talk with them about what it was like to be away from home and at war during Christmas!  New this year is our fruit press, come try your hand and pressing apples to make cider, and for your efforts enjoy a nice mug of warm cider by the fire.  We look forward to sharing our Victorian Christmas with you!

All outdoor activities will be moved indoors in the event of rain.  In the event of snow or ice, please check our facebook page to determine if the event will still be held.

The Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. is a tax-exempt [501c3], non-stock corporation with a focus to promote and support educational programs, historical preservation, community improvement projects, cultural activities, and special projects that benefit the preservation and interpretation of lands with a historical significance of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, to include the retreat from Gettysburg.

The mission of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum is to interpret and exhibit artifacts related to the battle of Monterey Pass, the Pennsylvania Campaign of 1863, and the American Civil War as it relates to Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Through these exhibits, the museum shall encourage audiences to examine the past and its relationship to our shared future.

For more information about “Christmas at the Pass” or if you are interested in learning more about the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc., please visit our website at or email Alicia Miller, Chair, FMPB, Inc. at