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Weddings at Dahlgren Chapel

A high style ceremony in an intimate setting... As Mrs. Dahlgren so eloquently described in her book, South Mountain Magic, "...the location of Dahlgren Chapel, atop South Mountain between Middletown and Boonsboro, is exquisite!"
Mrs. Dahlgren was an accomplished author, Washington D.C. socialite and the wife of Rear Admiral Dahlgren, inventor of the Dahlgren gun during the Civil War and confidant to President Abraham Lincoln. The first wedding held at Dahlgren Chapel was that of Ulrica Dahlgren and Major Josiah Pierce.  Upholding this tradition, the Central Maryland Heritage League is proud to make the chapel available for private services, events, and weddings recognized by the State of Maryland and approved by the CMHL Board of Directors.    

The chapel seats 80 people and with its beautiful marble altar, stained glass windows, and aisle nearly 40 feet long, it provides a perfect location for romantic and intimate ceremonies since. For a rental fee of $700.00 and a refundable security deposit of $150.00, you may use Dahlgren Chapel for your special day or event. Proceeds from these ceremonies are used to further the restoration of the chapel and insure that its future use is available for generations to come. The chapel is handicapped accessible; but there is no air-conditioning, heat or restroom facility.

To schedule a tour of Dahlgren Chapel or to inquire about availability, please call the CMHL office at 301.371.7090 or email us at Our mailing address: PO Box 721, Middletown, MD 21769.     
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