Rackliffe House will open for tours on Thursdays from 11am-2pm beginning June 3rd, 2021.

Rackliffe House


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.

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Upcoming Events

3 Jun 2021

Opening Day 2021

Rackliffe House will be opening for the 2021 season on Thursdays from 11am-1pm. Due to Covid19 tours will need to scheduled in advance. Face masks and social distancing will be required for tours. More information will be available soon.

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