Rackliffe House will OPEN May 18th with FREE admission in celebration of International Museum Day                                                                                                                                                 

Upcoming Events


Opening Day 2024 Season

Join us on May 23rd from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. for the official first day of the 2024 season. Rackliffe House will be OPEN for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. through October.

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Join us from 11-1 in celebrating International Museum Day and kicking off our 2024 season with FREE ADMISSION. Guided tours will begin at 11:00 and the last tour will begin at 12:30.

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Colonial Harvest Festival


11 AM – 4 PM Rain or Shine

Join us on the lawn for a fun-filled day of demonstrations, food, crafts, vendors, and colonial games from 11 am-4 pm

* 11800 Marsh View Lane * Berlin, MD 21811For more information visit www.RackliffeHouse.org * Like us on Facebook

Seasonal Items and Crafts * Apples and Apple Cider * Decoy Carving * Knitting *Demonstrations and Presentations * Papermaking * Quilting * Master Gardeners *Pocomoke Indian Nation * Oysters on the Half Shell * Colonial Dances * Pony Rides *House Tours * Beekeeping * Artisan Soaps * Oils * Vinegars * Fiber Artists * Blacksmithing *Local Honey * Assateague Photography * Lathe Wood Turning * Candles * Iron Skillet Coffee *Homemade Kettle Corn * Lyon Rum * Oyster Shell Art * Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions *Horn Working * Children’s Games * Scales and Tales * Perpetual Commotion *Food and Beverages for Purchase * Wreath Making with Gypsea Tide * Author Jim Duffy * Gourmet Popcorn * And More…

$5 CASH (per person) Donation for Admission FREE for Children 12 and Under

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Opening Day – 2023 Season

Rackliffe House will officially OPEN for the 2023 Season on May 23 from 11-3. Guided tours will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May through October.  Sundays will be added to our schedule in June.  Please note that the Last tour begins at 2:15. 

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Docent Interest Meeting

Join Us From 11-1
Do you enjoy colonial history and want to learn more about life on the Eastern Shore in the 18th century? Investing a few hours of your time each month (May – October) will give you the chance to learn about this fascinating period, meet new people, and have fun while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Assateague Island.  Join us on May 12th from 11 am -1 pm to learn more about becoming a docent at historic Rackliffe House where we bring Eastern Shore history to life.
Rackliffe House, a beautifully restored 1740s merchant-planter’s Georgian home overlooking Assateague Island and Sinepuxent Bay, outside of Berlin, MD, is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as Docents.
Docents help interpret life on the 18th-century coastal plantation through artifacts on display at Rackliffe House and the grounds.
Please contact [email protected] or call 410-629-1011 for more information.
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International Museum Day – FREE Admission

Join us from 11-2 in celebrating International Museum Day and kicking off our 2023 season with FREE ADMISSION. Guided tours will begin at 11:00 and the last tour will begin at 1:30.

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Archaeology Dig October 2022

The Rackliffe House Trust will be conducting an archaeology dig on the weekends of October 8th and 15th.  The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.  Archaeologists will search for long-lost building remains detected during a ground penetrating radar and magnetometry survey in 2018. Rackliffe House is an archaeological site that is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and the building remains, and artifacts recorded on these weekends will enhance the understanding of how people lived and worked at Rackliffe House and the lower eastern shore of Maryland during the 18th and 19th centuries.


Attendees will watch and learn about the archaeology process and help screen soils for artifacts. Please come prepared for outdoor work, wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, and water. There will be 2 public sessions each weekend day, a morning session (9-12), and an afternoon session (1-4). Space is limited to 16 people per session.

To reserve your space please visit rackliffehouse.ticketleap.com/rackliffe-house-archaeology-2022/  For further information please contact us at or 410-629-1011 or [email protected].

Come help uncover a part of Worcester County’s seaside history!

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Paint Night with Assateague State Park

Join Assateague State Park at Rackliffe House on Thursday, July 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm to tour historic Rackliffe House (6:00-6:30) and create your own Assateague original (6:30-8:00)!
Best suited for ages teen and older.
The event will be held outside; sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.
Pre-registration is required as spots are limited.
$25 per person, all supplies are included.
Sign-up at the Nature Center or by calling 443-397-0078!
Proceeds support Assateague State Park’s “Break the Habit” initiative which helps educate park patrons on how to safely coexist with the horses on the island and to help the horses return to their normal grazing by preventing easy access to human foods. The donations from Paint Night go directly towards funding the tables for 342 campsites within the park. These tables are modeled off of the tables in Assateague National Seashore and have been proven to work over the past few years.
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Opening Day 2022 Season

Join us on May 24th from 11 a.m.- 3p.m. for the official first day of the 2022 season. Rackliffe House is open for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Oct 27. Beginning June 5th Rackliffe will open on Sundays from 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Appointments are not required.

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International Museum Day 2022

Join Rackliffe House as we kick off the 2022 season with FREE admission for International Museum Day. Tours available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The last tour begins at 2:15.

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