Burkittsville Preservation Association

The Burkittsville House Tour

Saturday June 4, 2022
Tour: 12 Noon to 4 PM
Music: 4 PM until 6 PM
The Burkittsville House Tour is a chance to see the inside of several historic Burkittsville homes, featuring The Henry Burkitt House along with others along on Main Street. 

Help save the Shafer Farm barn

A violent storm swept through Burkittsville on August 26, 2021 and caused the partial collapse of the barn. This created an emergency need to protect the barn from further collapse and repair the damage. The costs exceed our existing funding to save the barn. Your tax-deductible donation will help preserve this site for future generations. To donate, please visit our GoFundMe site.

14th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, September 11, 2021 “The Barns Of Burkittsville”

Barn Tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Art Show and Sale, Music, Food 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

Rain or Shine

The Burkittsville Preservation Association, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developed for the preservation of the Town of Burkittsville and the surrounding agricultural area, its open spaces, history, culture, and architecture. It is dedicated to the preservation of the story of the town and the surrounding areas in which these events took place. We are preserving the buildings and the open spaces so a visitor can experience the homes and the view shed, and the rolling hills of Burkittsville as a nineteenth century visitor would have found them.

Burkittsville is a small rural town steeped in history and left virtually unchanged over the past 100 years. Some of its structures date back to the 1740s, when it was a trading village. It eventually developed into an agricultural support village for the farming community. Local craftsmen, iron and leather workers, cabinet shops, general stores and physicians were available in Burkittsville. The town is surrounded by some of the richest agricultural land in the Frederick County. The fields were covered in grain crops especially rye which was used to produce some of Maryland’s finest rye whiskey.

The Burkittsville Preservation Association, Inc. participates in the Maryland Heritage Area (MHAA), the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and as a Land Trust (MET). We ask for public support to help preserve a special place in Maryland.