Rackliffe House OPEN for the 2024 season: Tuesdays from 11-3 and Sundays 1-4 

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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Rackliffe House is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. beginning June 3rd. Tours are on the half-hour for groups of the same party of 6 or less. Colonial games and inside activities will not be available for the 2021 season. Beginning July 11th tours will be available on Thursdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Appointments are not necessary.



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