Created By: Kristin Bowl
This Gothic revival stone chapel was built in 1881 for Madeleine V. Dahlgren, daughter of Congressman Samuel F. Vinton and wife of Admiral John A. Dahlgren. Most of the building materials came from the immediate area,
but the marble altar was imported from Italy. Mrs. Dahlgren purchased the former tavern at Turner’s Gap as a summer retreat, naming it Dahlgren Manor.
The chapel, St. Joseph’s Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was built across the National Road from the house. When Mrs. Dahlgren died in 1898, she was interred in the chapel’s family crypt.
To head toward the next stop (#37), please turn onto Monument Road, across from the Old South Mountain Inn. Go 1 mile on Monument Road. At the stop sign, you will see the entrance for Washington Monument State Park. Note that there is a small per car fee to enter the park.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Boonsboro, Maryland Walking Tour