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Silversmiths of Kent County

March 27, 2019 1 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 27, for the next installment of "Learning in the Library". We will be joined by local expert Jim Smith for an enlightening talk on local silver. The talk will include information on what it meant to be a silversmith, stories of local smiths, and examples of local work will be provided. For more information please call our office at 410-778-3499. We hope to see you soon at the Bordley History Center!


History Happy Hour

April 05, 2019 5pm

Please join us for our next History Happy Hour which will feature Pete Lesher. April 5, 2019 @ 5 pm, Bordley History Center. "For over 150 years, the Eastern Shore has witnessed competition among sailing log canoes, a traditional boat type developed for oyster tonging. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chief Curator Pete Lesher explains these curious boats, discusses their racing history, and gives a sense of what it takes to sail one today in an illustrated lecture. Lesher recently collaborated with author John C. North II and artist Marc Castelli in the publication of new book, Tradition, Speed and Grace: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes, and the illustrations accompanying his talk were collected for the book.”


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.

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Heritage Tourism

Let The Historical Society of Kent County be a portal to your Kent County heritage experience.  Following are links to our communities, other museums, attractions, lodging and restaurants.  Call us if we can assist you in any way; we are here to be as helpful as possible in making certain you see the Kent County that we love.

County and Towns

Kent County
Rock Hall

Museums of Kent County

Betterton Heritage Museum
100 Main Street, Betterton 21610, MD 410-348-2343
Kent Museum
13689 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville 21645, Maryland 410-778-9737
Knock's Folly Visitors Center
13761 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville 21645, Maryland 410-820-1668
Massey Air Museum, Inc
33541 Maryland Line Road, Massey 21650, Maryland 410-928-5270
Monument Park
High Street, Chestertown 21620, Maryland 410-778-0500
Sumner Hall
206 South Queen Street, Chestertown 21620, Maryland info@sumnerhall.org
The Rock Hall Museum
Main Street, Rock Hall 21661, Maryland 410-639-7611
Tolchester Beach Revisited Museum
21341 Virginia Avenue, Chestertown 21620, Maryland 410-778-5347
Waterman's Museum
20880 Rock Hall Avenue, Rock Hall 21661, Maryland 800-506-6697

Lodging & Dining

Chestertown Lodging