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Evening on the Summit: Charles Dickens and his 1842 Trip to America 

Charles Dickens looking out of train window into the mountain valleys below.
Charles Dickens looking out of train window into the mountain valleys below.

NPS/Harpers Ferry Center

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News Release Date: July 19, 2022

Contact: Elizabeth Shope, 814-449-4125

Park Ranger Doug Bosley will present, Charles Dickens and his 1842 Trip to America on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm in the Visitor Center theater. This free program will last approximately one hour.

Charles Dickens traveled on the Main Line Canal and Allegheny Portage Railroad 180 years ago in 1842. The program will feature his experience on the canal and railroad, and will also highlight the rest of his trip.



Last updated: July 19, 2022

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