South Mountain Heritage Society is open for numerous events and fundraisers throughout the year. We invite you to stop by when we are open to view the historic Resurrection Reformed Church, learn about its history and admire its unique architecture. Our exhibit room is always open for viewing whenever the society is hosting events. The museum is located at 3 East Main Street in Burkittsville, Maryland. Parking is available in the lot between the museum and Saint Paul's Lutheran Church or along Main Street.
First Saturdays (April-September) 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Stop in on the first Saturdays of the month (April-September) between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to explore our exhibits with hundreds of artifacts which tell the history of Burkittsville and the surrounding region. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the historic Resurrection Reformed Church (approx. 15 minutes) which will tell the story of this remarkable building and highlight its many architectural details.
Makin' Hay 10K Run
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:30 am
Join South Mountain Heritage Society for our spring race, the Makin' Hay 10K Run on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Participants can expect spectacular views along this course which takes you through the heart of Frederick County's dairy production region. Following backroads, the course takes participants across two historic wooden deck, iron truss bridges and past numerous farms. There is also a 5K out-and-back option that offers equally beautiful views. The start/finish for the Makin' Hay 10K Run is located at Frederick County's Catoctin Creek Nature Center at 2929 Sumantown Road, Middletown, MD.
Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
After a year away, one of our signature fundraisers is back! The Annual Gigantic Used Book Sale will occur each Saturday of October from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The entire museum will be filled with thousands of books of all genres available at very reasonable prices. We accept donations of books during the sale and each week, the exhibit room will be filled with new arrivals. On the last day of the sale, October 28, 2023, books will be sold by the bag!
Spook Hill Cider and Wine 4 Mile Run
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 8:30 am
Join South Mountain Heritage Society for the 2023Spook Hill Cider & Wine Run! The Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run's rolling, loop course stays primarily within the confines of the historic town of Burkittsville, MD. You will run up the gentle incline of legendary Spook Hill before turning off of the asphalt for a loop through the Boordy Winery Vineyard on the west end of town. While running through the vineyard, you'll be treated to splendid views of South Mountain, painted with its first hint fall color. Running through the Historic Union Cemetery and farmland owned by South Mountain Creamery in the center of town, participants are treated to sweeping views of the surrounding bucolic countryside. A loop through the Distillery Lane Ciderworks orchard on the east end of town brings you to the home stretch. This is a fall race not to be missed as the scenery is second to none. New in 2023, a 3-mile walking course will be introduced for participants wishing to enjoy our beautiful views at a more leisurely pace!
A much-loved tradition in Burkittsville, ringing the church bells on New Year's Eve can be traced back to the 1870s in historical records. SMHS and the Town of Burkittsville gladly carry on the tradition each year by opening the museum at 11:30 pm on New Year's Eve for some light refreshments as we prepare to ring in the New Year. Learn more about this tradition and the bells that are preserved in the towers of the museum and Saint Paul's Lutheran Church next door.
3 East Main Street • P.O. Box 509 • Burkittsville, MD 21718
Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Burkittsville
Explore the unique story of our community at the museum Open on the First Saturday of the months April - September 10:00 am - 3:00 pm