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10:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm

Geddes Piper House Museum is open Saturdays 1-4pm through October Call 410.778.3499

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The Historical Society
of Kent County, Maryland

Mission: The Historical Society of Kent County, Maryland, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of artifacts, documents, and information that aid in the interpretation of all aspects of Kent County's history. The Society shares this information through its research library, museum space, programs, publications and website in order to foster a knowledge and understanding of the shared heritage of the community. The Society supports and encourages the preservation of historic buildings and sites throughout Kent County. 
Hear Ye Hear Ye—News and Upcoming Events

Historic Ghost Walks

Friday & Saturday October 21 & 22, 2016 and 28 & 29, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Chestertown, known for its historic houses, boasting more 18th century homes in use that any Maryland community except Annapolis, has seen more than three hundred years of history, offering a stage for the lives of sea captains and merchants; Revolutionaries and Civil War soldiers; farmers and watermen; a stage so compelling that perhaps some of the players never wished to step off of it. Or so the stories go.
Our Ghost Walks share some of the odder tales of local lore, including those of murder and mayhem. From the tales of a haunt in the attic of the house where George Washington really did sleep, to the Court House Ghost that made international news a few years ago, guides will walk ticket holders through centuries of stories, told against a backdrop of local history. The ghost tales were collected from folklore such as the eloping maiden and the blood stained rock of White House Farm; stories passed down through generations, including accounts of eerie lights in the cemetery where murderers were buried; and contemporary interviews with local residents and business owners.

Were not here to tell you our houses are all haunted, but that many of them have some really unique, and quite often strange, stories as part of their past and present.

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