Programs and Events
Chestertown Historic House Tour
Saturday, October 6, 2012 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 New Republic and the War of 1812, as ticket holders step back in time in properties that stood during this transformative period in history. War of 1812 topics will be presented at seminars Friday and Saturday.
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. After
September 1, tickets are also available at
Scotties Shoe Store and at the Geddes-Piper
House in Chestertown. On tour day, tickets
will be sold at a booth in Fountain Park at Cross and High Streets in Chestertown. All ticket sales are non-refundable; the event will take place rain or shine. We accept Visa and Mastercard. For more information, call
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
For more information: