Walking Tour: Camp Curtin & Historic Camp Curtin Church
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Take a guided stroll through Historic Camp Curtin!
Historians Jim Schmick, Jeb Stuart & David Morrison will conduct a tour of historic Camp Curtin Church and its unique Civil War artifacts collection. In addition to the church, the tour will include Curtin Park featuring a statue and memorial to Governor Andrew Curtin, for whom the Union’s largest Civil War training camp was named.
Historic Harrisburg has scheduled three walking tours in the month of June that will showcase the relationship of three historic churches to their respective neighborhoods. All three are United Methodist Churches that are threatened with closure by decisions made at the UMC Conference earlier this year and whose futures remain uncertain.
“Historic Harrisburg, since it’s founding in 1973, has recognized the important roles our urban churches play in the overall vitality and health of the community, ” said Executive Director, David Morrison. “Above and beyond their ecclesiastical roles, churches often are focal points of social outreach and community support, while standing as defining landmarks of their respective neighborhoods.”
Meet at the church parking lot at 2221 N. Sixth St
$15- General admission
$10- HHA members
*All proceeds benefit Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchell United Methodist Church