Relive the glory days of Braddock Heights at a special PowerPoint presentation by Bob Savitt, author of a number of works on local history. Refreshments will be provided.

The now-quiet, picturesque village of Braddock Heights once was a noisy, bustling, "in" location for summer fun.

For many years, beginning in the 1890s, the community boasted a large amusement park, dance hall, roller rink, world-class sliding board, tall observation tower with a four-state view, bowling alley, miniature train, pony rides, large swimming pool, and beautiful gardens and picnic grounds.

Folks from Baltimore, Washington, Hagerstown and Frederick who wanted to escape the city heat could spend a week or two at Braddock's luxurious resort hotel or one of its many spacious boarding houses.

On any summer day, trolleys from Frederick and Hagerstown carried carloads of day-trippers and vacationers to the cool heights of Catoctin Mountain.


  • Occurs Sunday, January 26th, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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