Preserving Burkittsville´s History
Open First Saturday of the Month
April - September 10:00-3:00

----------South Mountain Heritage Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of Burkittsville´s history. Our organization was created in the mid-1970s, and led in the restoration of our headquarters in 2000-2002.

----------The Heritage Society Headquarters and Museum are located in the historic Resurrection Reformed Church, built in 1829 as the “Union Church.” The structure was employed for use as a field hospital from September 14 - December of 1862 following the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Today, the church is restored to its 1896 appearance, a unique structure which blends Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate Styles, reflecting the evolution of the structure throughout the 19th century.

----------Visitors to our museum can take a guided tour of the historic church, as well as explore our exhibit room, which is located in the 1894 wing at the back of the building. Exhibits focus on the commercial, industrial, and religious aspects of Burkittsville´s history, as well as the Civil War and the African American Community. In addition, we offer a small reference library and archive to researchers interested in the village´s history, as well as that of the surrounding area.

----------Throughout the year, we offer special programs, including concerts which take advantage of the wonderful acoustics of our historic church building. We also hold an annual used book sale which takes place each Saturday in October, and a Craft Sale, usually in November.

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