Falling Waters Battlefield Today
After the battle, while war continued in Maryland and Virginia, the Falling Waters battlefield in Maryland returned to farming with a few homes in the area downriver five miles from the canal town of Williamsport. Over the years, farms were subdivided and private residences were built along the length of the road traveled by two-thirds of Lee’s army that miserable night in July 1863. The heart of the battlefield served as farms with orchards, fields growing crops plus cattle and turkeys. New homes were built while older ones saw owners and tenants come and go. The muddy farm road was paved and widened.
Today the land on either side of Falling Waters Road remains primarily farmland mixed with residences and one small church. All the property is private at this time. Work is underway to preserve key areas of the battlefield through easements and purchase.
Falling Waters 1863 Battlefield remains strictly private property at this time. Tours can be scheduled for groups from 10 to 50 participants.
No trespassing on any of the private property is allowed without express permission in advance from the owner. Please respect the rights of the local property owners.