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Right around the corner!!!!

This is a restored black church in Sharpsburg proper...in a residential setting and across from the... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
southernson2015
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Sharpsburg, Maryland
Important history about African American education

Stopped by Tolson's Chapel to do a geocache. There is a nice display that explains the importance... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2016
GeoElf
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Buffalo, Ny
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Mar 1, 2017
“Right around the corner!!!!”
Aug 9, 2016
“Important history about African American education”
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a restored black church in Sharpsburg proper...in a residential setting and across from the Mennonite bakery (closed Sunday and Monday)...a must stop also! It (the church) is not open to the public on a regular basis at this time, but the grounds are...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Stopped by Tolson's Chapel to do a geocache. There is a nice display that explains the importance of this site as it relates to African American education.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank GeoElf
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Tolson's Chapel was an African American school erected in 1866 after the Civil War. Maryland abolished slavery in 1864 and the land was donated by freed blacks of the state. Tours of the site are available by appointment only but one can walk around the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Pryst
Reviewed August 3, 2015

This simple, lovely chapel, the worshipping place of a pacifist religious order, emphasises the irony that the single bloodiest day of battle in the Civil War began here. It is a very peaceful and pretty setting that is so counterintuitive to the horrible slaughter that...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed June 7, 2015

This small chapel is original and still standing after the Civil War. Supposed this was the location of the Emancipation Proclamation first being read aloud. A nice little tucked away piece of history for anyone who enjoys history or Civil War history in particular.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank DM_1278
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Where the Emancipation Proclimation was first read publically, or so the myth goes. This African American meeting house still stands on the back streets of Sharpsburg as proof that great events coming from the Battle of Antietam had positive effects 150 years later. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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