Welcome

The Historic Methodist CampGround invites you to experience our historic community.

The Christian camp meeting began as a phenomenon of the American frontier. Not only were there few
authorized houses of worship, there were even fewer ordained ministers to fill their pulpits. The “camp
meeting” was an innovative response to this situation. These camp meetings led to tent filled camp
grounds. Our camp grounds grew and became a village of permanent structures, with tabernacles for
the services and cottages for residences.

Visiting the Historic Methodist CampGround is like taking a step back in history to a more
tranquil time, where it’s not uncommon to experience the warmth of a handshake and a hug. In this
welcoming community the camp ground is a welcoming place where God and nature embrace all.
Walking tours of the Historic Methodist CampGround and Heritage House museum are offered regularly.