Saturday, July 12th, 9:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hampton NHS
Cost: $50 per adult, $40 for members of Historic Hampton Inc.
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Bus starts at Hampton, travels through Baltimore County, past Boordy Vineyards, through Jerusalem Mill, near Gunpowder State Park and returns to Hampton NHS.
150 years ago Major Harry Gilmor’s spread panic from Towson to Aberdeen as 126 Confederate raiders galloped by Hampton Mansion, swept through Loch Raven, engaged in a shootout near Kingsville, and raided Jerusalem Mill before burning two trains and the great railroad bridge over the Gunpowder River. Set against the pastoral backdrop of Baltimore County’s rolling hills, this special bus tour will retrace the raiders’ historic route!
Meticulously researched, visitors will hear previously untold stories about the people, places, and events that were swept up in this closing drama of the American Civil War. The tour is broader than military history, it encompasses a history of Baltimore County. Visitors will learn about: George Humphries, the last enslaved African-American to escape the Hampton plantation; the fate of Glen Ellen, the castle-like Gothic estate of the Gilmor family; Ishmael Day, a pro-Union resident who fought Gilmore’s troopers singlehandedly; and the importance of the Philadelphia-Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad for supplying the Union cause.
Tour includes: Bus transportation on an air-conditioned motorcoach, tour of Hampton Mansion, special presentation of rare photos of Civil War in Baltimore County, ice cream tasting, living history, boxed lunch, wine tasting at Boordy Vineyards and stopover at Jerusalem Mill.