Camp Curtin

This historic neighborhood in uptown Harrisburg got its name from the military camp that was located there from 1861-1865. Over 300,000 men passed through, making it the largest Federal camp during the Civil War.


The Camp Curtin historical society preserves the history of the neighborhood, and holds an annual commemoration of the 1863 Confederate Invasion with living history encampments, firing demonstrations, lectures, and other historical events.


The neighborhood has issues with blight and poor education, but Camp Curtin Community Neighborhood United (CCCNU) is working to solve these issues, and announced a free preschool program in 2015.

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