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Downtown Visitor Welcome Center to Offer Fall Walking Tours

Downtown Visitor Welcome Center to Offer Fall Walking Tours

(Hagerstown, MD)- The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is continuing its partnership with Carrie Capuco of Capuco Consulting Services Inc. to offer walking tours of downtown Hagerstown. The summer tours were such a success that several fall walking tour dates have been scheduled. The 90-minute tours cover Hagerstown's rich history, which is significant to many periods of American history, by introducing participants to the colonial, Civil War, and industrial aspects of this unique Maryland city. Tours also cover HagerstownR17;s architecture.
"This area is so rich with American Heritage," said Capuco. "I feel certain that visitors are interested in learning more."
Walking tours are available for the cost of $5 per person and begin at the downtown Visitor Welcome Center at 10:30am and 1:30pm on scheduled tour dates. The fall dates are October 6, 19, and 26 and November 2, 3, 10, and 17. For reservations and tour information call 301-791-3246 ext. 10. Special dates and times can be arranged for groups of more than 12 people.
The walking tours held this summer were so popular, that some tours were sold out. "According to our feedback, those who have had the opportunity to take a tour thoroughly enjoyed themselves," said Tom Riford of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The CVB has received a lot of positive comments from locals and visitors to Hagerstown. One man, who has lived in the area for almost seven years, stated that he was familiar with some parts of the city but still learned quite a bit from Capuco, whom he described as "a great guide." He also stated that, "One can see so much more just by walking the streets rather than having to concentrate on traffic and stoplights when driving."
Carrie Capuco owns Capuco Consulting Services Inc. (CCS), which provides program management and communications services in three major areas - government, non-profit, and private sector clients. CCS values clients whose activities enhance the quality of human life and the environment. CCS has offices in historic downtown Annapolis, MD, and Hagerstown, MD.
CCS received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization-DC (WPEO-DC), the regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Capuco Consulting is also a certified Maryland Small Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise and a registered Small Business Reserve participant.
For more information about the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau visit www.marylandmemories.com.

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