Civil War Heritage of Emmitsburg

To educate, to interpret and to preserve

"A large portion of the place is in ruins, having been destroyed by fire; expensive buildings of the Catholic Church, convents, occupy very fine grounds on the limits of the place at the foot of the mountains, there is Saint Mary's College, said to be the oldest college in the country.” Major Frederick Winkler, 26th Wisconsin Infantry, June 1863


Photograph of Saint Joseph's Academy after the Civil War

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