Queen Anne’s County House and Garden Pilgrimage

As springtime arrives, so does one of Maryland’s (and Queen Anne’s County’s) most coveted events, the Queen Anne’s County House and Garden Pilgrimage. This year the Pilgrimage occurs on Saturday, April 25th, from 10am until 5pm. Many of Queen Anne’s County’s most historical and/or most architecturally significant homes and their gardens will be open to the public for this day only. Hosted by the Queen Anne’s County Garden Club, this years’ tour features 9 amazing homes and gardens.

Two of the highlights of this years Pilgrimage are:

First, “Fairview Farm” is a newly renovated, turn-of-the-century style estate on the Corsica River, notable for its charming use of antique architectural elements. “Fairview Farm” was recently featured on HGTV’s Amazing Waterfront Homes.

Second, the 350 year old Tilghman family estate, “The Hermitage”, will be open to the public for this Pilgrimage for the first time in many years. The Hermitage is one of the oldest continually working eastern shore estates, and is still held by direct descendents of the original settler.

This not to be missed House and Garden Pilgrimage also features 7 other historic homes, beginning with the brick Victorian “Jackson-Collins House” located on Commerce Street in Centreville. All Pilgrimage sites are open from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, April 25th. The cost of admission to all homes is $35, and may be purchased at any of the tour homes.
Look for the Green and White “Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage” signs off of Maryland Routes 301 and 213, on Pilgrimage day.

For further information, call Kelly Phipps at (410) 708-5496, or Nancy Layfield at (410) 827-5505, or log onto: www.mhgp.org.

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