Six-to-Fix Tour: Burkittsville House and Garden Tour

05/04/2017
By Preservation Maryland

On Saturday, May 20, the Burkittsville Preservation Association invites you to explore Burkittsville, Maryland, an historic, virtually unchanged example of an American village of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The walking tour will include 10 stops including the Civil War-era, Shafer Farm – a current Preservation Maryland Six-to-Fix project.

Burkittsville is an historic, virtually unchanged example of an American village of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Fields of crops and dairy farms surround the churches and houses strung along Main Street. The mountains rise to the west. In September 1862, Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when Union and Confederate forces clashed in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, the bloody prelude to Antietam.

The educational walking tour highlights three centuries of historic architecture as well as lovely private gardens. Houses, churches and farms from Burkittsville’s founding through the 20th century stand side by side revealing layers of rich history. Guides will provide information on the history of the village and individual historic buildings as guests enjoy an exceptional opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of Burkittsville’s unique architectural heritage.

DETAILS

Please join us in Burkittsville on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Two walking tours start from the South Mountain Heritage Society every half hour starting at 10am until 3pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. The Shafer House will be open from 10am to 3pm with a reception from 4pm to 6pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children.

 

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