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Walking tours of downtown Hagerstown to begin in May

April 14, 2008

Starting in May, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be offering more new walking tours in downtown Hagerstown on a regular basis.

A variety of 90-minute tours will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays from May through October. On one type of tour, a guide in period attire will portray one of four historical characters and will discuss Hagerstown's history over the past 200 years. The tour will lead visitors on a ramble through the historic streets of Hagerstown.

Other scheduled tours introduce participants to the colonial, Civil War and industrial aspects of historic Hagerstown.

"We are excited to offer even more choices for Hagerstown visitors this year," said Carrie Capuco, of Capuco Consulting Services Inc. The CVB is entering into its second year of a cooperative arrangement with CCS whereby one-third of the tour proceeds go directly back to the CVB to continue expanding tourism.

Walking tours are available for $7 for adults and $5 for children and begin at the downtown Visitor Welcome Center at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays, May through October.

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While walk-ins are usually welcomed, reservations are recommended, and tickets can be purchased in advance. Special dates and times can additionally be arranged for groups of more than 12 people by calling 301-791-3246, ext. 10.

For more information about the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, or opportunities to work as a tour guide, visit www.marylandmemories.com.

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