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Rodgers Tavern Museum Joins the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage

Updated: Apr 9

The Rodgers Tavern Museum is proud to be part of this year's 2024 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage. Held on weekends in the spring, the 2024 MHGP Tours offer an assemblage of significant properties and gardens on six different days beginning on Sunday April 28, in Baltimore County; May 4, in Cecil County; May 11, in Talbot County; May 18, in Montgomery County; June 01, in Dorchester Count; and June 22, in Prince Georges County.

The Cecil County tour features 17 historic sites and private gardens not usually open to the public such as the Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center in Port Deposit, and the Indian Queen and Klondyke Houses in Charlestown. A complete list of properties on the tour is available on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage website.  

Proceeds from the tour are dedicated to funding two projects: a new 18th-century period authentic roof for the Rodgers Tavern Museum and a preservation project for the Colonial Charlestown Water Tower.

MHGP Central Committee Board President, Laura Zimmerman, states “what makes these tours so special is that we are being invited into private homes for this one-time event, these are not generally the homes that are open as house museums, so the experience is one that is not easily replicated or forgotten.” As an attendee, not only are you able to explore these amazing properties and interact with the property owners, but your dollars are also going to further additional historic preservation projects.

The Maryland House and Garden Tours are a ‘not to be missed’ annual event for those interested in historic architecture, interior design, fine art and artifacts, garden design and an amazing opportunity to tour unique properties.

Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets for the MHGP Cecil County Tour, including both Perryville and Charlestown are available online for $40.00 on the MHGP website or for $45.00 (cash or check only) on the day of the tour at the Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center, 200 Mt. Ararat Farm Road, Port Deposit 21904.

Important: When purchasing your tickets online, please print out your email confirmation sheet and take it to the first site you visit to exchange for a regular ticket.

Please note that the Rodgers Tavern Museum and private homes on this tour are not ADA accessible and we recommend care when walking on walks and lawns and along public roads.  Pilgrims assume responsibility for their own safety when driving, parking, and walking on the tour.


About the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage

The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a history dedicated to the preservation of Maryland’s cultural and historically significant properties and landscapes.  Each year the “Pilgrims” have traversed throughout the state to partake in the highest quality immersive tours of selected noteworthy properties.  Not only do these tours provide an exclusive peek into these significant places of our shared history, but they provide the Pilgrim with opportunities to connect to these hallowed places and to walk where history occurred. In addition, it is through these tours that the MHGP has been able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars directly to over 150 properties to aid in their long-term preservation.  Visit their website at for more information.

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