SOUTH MOUNTAIN HERITAGE SOCIETY
Dedicated to the Preservation and the Interpretation of the History of
Nestled along the base of South Mountain, historic Burkittsville, Maryland, represents a typical mid-nineteenth century town. Founded in the early nineteenth century by Henry Burkett, local farmer and businessman, the town developed quickly into a local industrial and commercial center. However, as the nation broke apart into Civil War, Burkittsville became a battlefield with the Maryland Campaign of 1862. For several months after the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, the village became a hospital. Returning to a state of status quo took several years, but the village remained a commercial center until the mid-twentieth century, when the era of the small town general store came to a close. Today, Burkittsville remains remarkably well preserved, many of its houses seeing little alteration since the late nineteenth century.
At South Mountain Heritage Society, we strive to preserve and interpret the cultural resources of this historic village, through the opening of the historic Resurrection Reformed Church for tours and maintaining a museum and research library. We welcome any and all interested in joining the heritage society. The museum is open on the first Saturday of the month from April until September from 10:00 – 3:00. There is no admission fee to tour the church and museum, but any and all donations are welcomed to support our mission.