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Your donations will help us maintain this historic site and educate the public about life along the Maryland seaside in the 18th century. No amount is too small and there are a number of ways you can give. You can send us something now or you can remember Rackliffe House Trust when you are planning your estate.
However you choose to donate, we thank you. Your contribution will help us continue our mission. We are truly grateful for your support.
Please make checks payable to:
Rackliffe House Trust
Berlin, Maryland 21811
Docents are volunteers who interpret life on the 18th-century coastal plantation through an orientation film, timeline, and artifacts on display in the kitchen, spinning room, and children’s room in the main house as well as in the original milk house and garden. Docents also interpret the exhibition, "Early Interactions of Native Americans and Europeans on the Lower Eastern Shore," this exhibition is drawn from one developed by Salisbury University's Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.
Docents have created a variety of interpretive activities for children for use inside the House as well as outdoor 18th-century games.
From mid-May through late October, Docents open Rackliffe House for tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the 2nd Sunday of each month June through September.
New Docents training for 2017 will be held on Wednesday June 7th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rackliffe House is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as Docents to lead guided tours through the house and grounds, perform garden maintenance on the colonial kitchen garden, and assist with media outreach.