Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rackliffe House is closed and all events have been cancelled for the 2020 season.

Rackliffe House

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.

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Due to the Covid19 pandemic, Rackliffe House is closed and all events have been cancelled for the 2020 season. We will post any changes on social media and the events page. Thank you, and stay well.

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