National Press Club's visit to Antietam Battlefield on Civil War preservation trust tour

National Press Club's visit to Antietam Battlefield on Civil War preservation trust tour

Every year, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) organizes a tour for the National Press Club's travel program. This year, the group visited Antietam National Battlefield. Many spouses joined in with the visit to Washington County. The journalists' tour guide was noted historian and author Garry Adelman. Their tour included stops at the Visitor Center, the Dunker Church, the Cornfield, Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge. The group enjoyed a CVB-hosted lunch at the Mumma Barn, where the Hagerstown-Washington County Visitors Bureau welcomed the journalists to Washington County, and discussed points of historical interest. The Civil War Preservation Trust is America's largest nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war's history and fundamental causes.