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

Rackliffe House

About us

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.

Mission:
Rackliffe House Trust, a private non-profit foundation, has entered into a long-term lease with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of restoring the notable 18th century plantation house overlooking Sinepuxent Bay. ¬†Upon completion of the reconstruction, they plan to open the property to the public as the Coastal Heritage Center, focusing on the life and times of the early seaside “merchant-planters.”

Susan Cropper, President
Susan Mariner, 1st Vice President
Laura Mears, 2nd Vice President
Linda Ayres, Recording Secretary
Sallye Eschenburg, Treasurer
Ed Phillips, Past President
John Fager
JD Quillin
Aaron Levinthal
Richard Segars
Dale Hall
Angela Reynolds
Amanda Lynch
Joan Jenkins, Director Emerita
Carolyn Cummins, Director Emerita
Tina Busko, Executive Director

 

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