In its time, Rackliffe House has witnessed marauding Spanish galleons, Barbary pirate ships, and English men-of-war. The house has stood through the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 , and the Civil War. Today, thanks to the restoration efforts of the Rackliffe House Trust and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, historic Rackliffe House now serves as a coastal museum that interprets 18th-century life along Maryland’s seaside.
The mission of the Rackliffe House Trust is to preserve and restore Rackliffe House and its grounds to their original 18th-century appearance and, through artifacts and interpretation, to share the stories of the Native, African, and European Americans who occupied this historic site.
Susan Cropper, President
Susan Mariner, 1st Vice President
Laura Mears, 2nd Vice President
Linda Ayres, Recording Secretary
Sallye Eschenburg, Treasurer
Ed Phillips, Past President
Joan Jenkins, Director Emerita
Carolyn Cummins, Director Emerita
Tina Busko, Executive Director
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