Camp Barker
Civil war Contraband Camp

A refugee camp for African Americans during the Civil War. Though nothing of the camps is visible today, its general location to the north of the Logan Circle, in the block containing the Garrison Elementary School, is fairly well known.

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Camp Barker Prayer Breakfast
Garrison Elementary School Grounds 8am - 10am
Join us for this prayer breakfast on the historic site of Camp Barker to celebrate Freedom!

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Living History Camp: Camp Barker
Friday & Saturday May 15-16, 2015
Garrison Elementary School Grounds 10am - 4pm

Experience Civil War Camp life on the former grounds of camp Barker. The only contraband camp once located in the U street community and home to nearly 4,000 people.

Camp Barker (Garrison Field) is located on Vermont Avenue between S street and R street, Washington, DC.