Tolson's Chapel

111 E. High St., Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Get Directions
Tolson's Chapel
Photo Credit: Tolson's Chapel
Was a Methodist church built in 1866 by the African-American community. It was a Freedmen's Bureau school from 1868-1870.
Maximum Group Participants: 50
Tour Length: 15-60 min.
Free Parking
Guided Tours/Guide Available
Student Group-Friendly


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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 6 reviews
March 1, 2017
This is a restored black church in Sharpsburg a residential setting and across from the Mennonite bakery (closed Sunday and Monday)...a must stop also! It (the church) is not open to the...
August 9, 2016
Stopped by Tolson's Chapel to do a geocache. There is a nice display that explains the importance of this site as it relates to African American education.
September 12, 2015
Tolson's Chapel was an African American school erected in 1866 after the Civil War. Maryland abolished slavery in 1864 and the land was donated by freed blacks of the state. Tours of the site are...