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History Happy Hour

August 02, 2019 5pm-6pm

Bill Leary, Legacy Day speaker, the history of African American churches in Kent County.


Historic House Tour

October 05, 2019 1 pm- 5 pm

Come spend the day in historic Chestertown! The doors to a selection of National Landmark Historic District homes will be open to you for the 48th Annual Historic House Tour. The houses are open Saturday, October 6th 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. Reservations for the tour are recommended. Please reserve by phone at 410.778.3499 or by clicking the event tab on our web page.


Ghost Walks of Chestertown

October 05-27, 2019

Every Saturday in October tours will begin at 6:30 and run every half hour until 8:30. These times are subject to change according to demand and reservations. To learn more about our Ghost Walks please visit the event page found on our website.


Wassail Party

December 06, 2019 5pm

Join us for our annual Wassail Party.

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Woodland Hall – Remembrances of the Family and Home


Woodland Hall: Remembrances of the Family and Home.  This book, written by “Mary Woody” Gould Tan and her friend, reporter Virginia Carroll, chronicles three famous Kent County historic houses—Marsh Point, Scotch Folly, and Woodland Hall and the people who inhabited them beginning in 1733. Touchingly illustrated with family photos and filled with family stories, this book travels to California to answer the question:  What is the connection between the builder of Woodland Hall (circa 1782) and Julia Morgan, the designer of California’s Hearst Castle.  It’s a fascinating read.  Signed by the author, $10.00, plus $3.00 book-rate shipping.