Programs and Events
Chestertown Historic House Tour
Saturday, October 3, 2015 1-5 PM
Celebrating our 45th Annual Historic Hour Tour, this year we focus on your favorite 18th century residences as well as inspirational uses of ‘newer’ historic properties. Some of this year’s homes feature period furnishings and grand vistas of the Chester River; others, fantastic designs for today’s living in historic spaces. The houses are open Saturday, October 3rd from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, and also available the day of for $35. All tickets are available beginning at 11am at the Bordley History Center, located across from Fountain Park at 301 High Street. Packages must be reserved and paid for in advance and reservations for the regular tour are recommended.Please reserve by phone at 410.778.3499 or by the form located at the bottom of this page. This year we have added online payment for your tours and packages for those who would prefer the convenience of using your credit card rather than writing a check.
Tour Tickets........................ $25.00 Advance Sale
Day of Tour Tickets............ $35.00
We invite you to spend the day in Historic Chestertown with these special inclusive packages. Packages must be reserved and paid for in advance. Using our on-line payment option is the most convenoient way to reserve your package tours.
Pastry Break Package $45 (a $110 value)
Enjoy a four-hour self-guided tour of our National Landmark Historic District with a pastry break! Located in the midst of your walk, Evergrain Bread Co. features a variety of artisanal, European-style pastries and beverages and is open until 5pm. This package includes your Historic House Tour ticket, a copy of the out-of-print book Historic Houses of Kent County (list price $75), and a coupon redeemable at the Bakery for a pastry and beverage of your choice. Quantities are limited, so book today!
Lunch Package $50 (a $115 value)
Begin your tour day in Historic Chestertown with a delicious lunch! This package includes your Historic House Tour ticket, a copy out-of-print book Historic Houses of Kent County (list price $75), and a coupon redeemable at the Lemon Leaf Café for a two- course lunch. Choose from a selection of special luncheon entrées and desserts, plus a non-alcoholic beverage. Lunch is served between 11am and 4pm and your coupon is valid October 3rd only. Reservations required for groups of six or more guests, recommended for all.
Afternoon Tea on the Chester River Packet $75 (a $140 value)
Once you have toured our historic homes on foot, board the Chester River Packet Boat and see these fabulous properties from the River! Launching at 4pm from the bottom of High Street, you will enjoy proper English tea service , as well as narration of the sights on this 1 ½ hour Chester River Cruise. This package includes your Historic House Tour ticket, a copy out-of-print book Historic Houses of Kent County (list price$75), and the 1 ½ hour ChesterRiver Packet Tea Cruise. Space is limited, so book early! [cash bar will be available]
How to make a reservation and order Tour Day packages
Tickets are available by mail or by phone at the Historical Society of Kent County, Bordley History Center at 301 High Street. Advance reservations can be made with the form below, by phone or mail. On tour day, tickets and will-call will be available at the Bordley History Center, located across from Fountain Park at 301 High Street. All ticket sales are non-refundable; the event will take place rain or shine. We accept Visa and Mastercard at the Bordley Center.
This year you can also pay on-line using a wider variety of credit cards.
Make your Tour reservations using the form below.
(You will be contacted to confirm your reservation and make payment for package Tours.)
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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