The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently installed 73 “wayfinding” signs along the Pennsylvania Civil War trail. The trail runs through York and Adams counties, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Franklin and Lancaster counties.
If you see one of these signs you’ll know that you are following the civil war trail, the path of the civil war as it happened on the actual terrain of the events of that day. Along the civil war train in Pennsylvania, such sites as the battle of Gettysburg, the burning of Chambersburg, the place where the Union Army stopped the advance of the Confederate troops upon Harrisburg, the Old Carlisle Courthouse that was destroyed by Confederate artillery, the Harrisburg Cemetery where many Union and Confederate soldiers were buried, visit York (the largest northern town occupied by the Confederate Army), the site of the Battle of Hanover, which proved to be instrumental in the defeat of the Confederate Army, and various churches, museums, and other historic sites in the above-mentioned counties.
The Civil War Trail program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.