119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490

Lantern Walking Tours

October has always been a special month for the Mercer County Historical Society and the MCHS Civil War Roundtable.  Each year for the last nine years, Bill Philson, MCHS Executive Director, has led tours of Mercer Borough and its cemeteries, focusing on various aspects of the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and enjoying the great fall air.  On the Wednesday evenings of October 15, and 22, we will depart from the Society’s headquarters at 7 PM and should return around 9 PM.  Bring a lantern or a flashlight so you can watch your step—the tour will be dark and bumpy in places.  We will be walking in excess of a mile and a half—so bring your walking shoes!  People who cannot walk that distance will be able to meet us at the various stops.  Donations will be accepted to benefit the Old Mercer Cemetery, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Reenactors Society.  Please check our website, www.mchspa.org, in case of inclement weather.  Call the office of the Mercer County Historical Society for more information—724-662-3490.

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  1. Kathy Shaffer

    Are you doing the Lantern Walking Tours this year? I would like to tell my Girl Scout Troop about them. Thank you!

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