Scenes from Kent county history


Tues. thru Fri.
10:00 - 4:00

Wed. thru Fri.
10:00 - 3:00

Tues. thru Fri. - 10:00 - 4:00
May thru Oct. Sat. 1:00 - 4:00 Closed Mondays

Groups—Tours, please call in advance, $3.00 per person

Chestertown Historic House Tour
Saturday, October 4, 2014 1-5 PM

This is the day that the celebrated historic houses of Chestertown open their doors! Over three centuries of American architecture are reflected in the homes and buildings of this charming historic river port, once a center of international Colonial trade. This is one of the oldest regional house tours; join visitors from throughout the Mid-Atlantic as they stroll through the streets of a community named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the nation’s Distinctive Destinations, touring a dozen or more historic houses and properties. Enjoy a traditional Eastern Shore lunch at historic Emmanuel Church Hall, the seat of the Episcopal Church in America. This year’s tour theme is The Antebellum and the Civil War, as ticket holders step back in time in properties that stood during this transformative period in history.

Tour Tickets........................ $25.00 Advance Sale
Day of Tour Tickets............. $30.00
Box Lunch .............. $12.00 (no tipping, beverages included)
Groups of 20 or more:
$22.00 for tour tickets
$32.00 for lunch & tour, advance sale.
Tickets for lunch must be purchased in advance
Historical Society of Kent County members enjoy
advance sale rates, regardless of time purchased.

Tickets are available by mail or by phone at the Historical Society of Kent County, Geddes-Piper House location. After September 1, tickets will also be available at our location at 301 High Street, the Bordley History Center. On tour day, tickets and will-call will be available at 301 High Street, the corner of High and Cross, across from Fountain Park. All ticket sales are non-refundable; the event will take place rain or shine. We accept Visa and Mastercard. For more information, call 410-778-3499,

For tickets by mail, please include $1.25 shipping and handling.
Mail checks made payable to the Historical Society of Kent County
PO Box 665, Chestertown, MD 21620

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This year's tour includes many old favorites as well as one never-before-seen home - the Verbeck House, which was featured in Southern Living Magazine in 1996. The Bolton House returns; this lovely home was featured in the April 2010 issue of Early American Life Magazine. The wonderful homes of Chestertown are not to be missed.

Also on the tour:
Fort Belvedere
Harris-Malloy House
Schroeder House
Bedingfield Hands House
Buch-Bacchus House

  • Bedingfield-Hands House
  • Bolton House
  • Buck-Bacchus House
  • Fort Belvedere House
  • Hynson-Ringgold House
  • Murray House
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