Franklin County Visitors Bureau Spotlights April 6 Spring Into History Conococheague Settlement Frontier & Colonial Tour

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Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to celebrate Spring into History Month with the Conococheague Settlement Frontier & Colonial Tour on April 6, 9 AM to 4 PM.

History comes alive at Fort Loudoun in Franklin County PA.

Experience a new awareness of American history and gain respect for the frontier settlers in the Spring into History Conococheague Settlement Frontier & Colonial Tour.

Step back 300 years and explore the earliest settlements of Franklin with the Franklin County Visitors Bureau Spring Into History Frontier & Colonial Tour on April 6, 9 AM to 4 PM. Participants will meet at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center to begin the tour with a brief overview of early Franklin County and early America. The tour takes in sites of frontier settlement and raids by the native tribes. Living history portrayers at Conococheague Institute and Fort Loudoun. Learn about these early residents of the Cumberland Valley. Glimpse their lifestyle, culture, customs, and challenges.

Total cost of the tour is $50. Lunch is included along with several historical items and information pieces. Payments can be mailed to Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB), 15 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or dropped at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center. Online registration is available here. Experience a new awareness of American history and gain respect for the frontier settlers in the Spring into History Conococheague Settlement Frontier & Colonial Tour.

Conococheague Institute at Rock Hill Farm is 30 acres of pristine farmland, meadows, and trails. It interprets the interactions between Native Americans, Scots-Irish, Welsh, and Germans, who all lived along the frontier. The land is typical of forested frontier land, used by the native tribes for foraging and hunting. Later the land was used to develop a village and used for farming.

Fort Loudoun is a British provincial fort, serving as a link in the supply and communication chain for the Forbes Expedition as it moved west, constructing the Forbes Road. It is known as a site of colonial rebellion ten years before Lexington and Concord. James Smith and 300 men took up arms to end the trading with native tribes, who used the hatchets and gun powder to attack settler. In 1980-1982, archaeological digs revealed the original site of the fort. Today, the replica fort depicts the history and events of the fort.

Experience a new awareness of American history and gain respect for the frontier settlers in the Spring into History Conococheague Settlement Frontier & Colonial Tour.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Plan a visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com, contact 866.646.8060, or stop at the new Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in downtown Chambersburg.

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