Rackliffe House is open for tours on Thursdays from 11am-2pm. Beginning July 11th tours will be available on Thursdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm. Appointments are no longer required. To protect yourself and others a mask should be worn if you have not been vaccinated.
History Of RACKLIFFE
A 1740s merchant-planter’s home overlooking Assateague Island and scenic Sinepuxent Bay.
Rackliffe House was constructed in the 1740s by Captain Charles Rackliffe, the merchant-planter grandson of one of the earliest English immigrants to Maryland’s seaside. The large two-story, three-bay Manor House features Flemish bond brickwork with random glazed headers, a steeply pitched gabled roof with kicked eaves, and large windows. Captain Rackliffe intended the house to be seen across the water. He built it on a prominent ridge atop a man-made terrace with expansive views of the water and island.