Walking Tour 10: Maine and the Civil War

  • July 23 - August 29, 2024
  • Old York Historical Society

    3 Lindsay Road
    York, Maine 03909
Ticket Price $0.00-$10.00 Buy Tickets
Description

How did the United States Civil War (1861–1865) impact the small seacoast community of York, Maine? It was a time of unimaginable tragedy and disillusionment that shook the foundation of a young nation—and even now, some 160 years later, the impact of this conflict is still felt. 

Maine’s challenging road to statehood in 1820 and its link to the Missouri Compromise, foreshadowed the southern secession. The catastrophic events that followed brought Maine soldiers to distant battlefields. Visitors will hear about lives of York residents who fought on the front lines, and about those at home who supported the war efforts and subsequent reconstruction. The tour concludes at the Soldiers’ Monument on York Street, that was dedicated in 1906 by Governor Joshua Chamberlain, Medal of Honor recipient and hero of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Date & Time

Jul 23 - Aug 29, 2024

Venue Details

Old York Historical Society

3 Lindsay Road
York, Maine 03909 Old York Historical Society
Old York Historical Society

Old York cares for 16 buildings, 20 properties, more than 20,000 artifacts, 50,000 archival objects in the library, and serves thousands of people annually through tours, educational programs, exhibitions, and special events.


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