Upcoming Events

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, there are currently no events at Rackliffe House. We do not yet know if we will be able to open for the coming season. We will post any updates on the events page when we know more. Thank you, and stay well.

Past Events


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Colonial Fair 2019

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

Traditional Pig Roast, Seasonal Items, Crafts, Apples & Apple Cider, Homemade Hand Pies, Fresh Eggs and Chickens, Antique Furnishings, Colonial Games to play and purchase.

Demonstrations and Presentations Include: Blacksmith, Basket Weaving, Beekeeping, Traditional Cooking, Cooking, Colonial Tools, Wool Spinning and Dyeing, Drop Spindle, Butter Making, Candle making, Milking Cows from Worcester County 4H and more…. FREE Admission

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Geophysical Archaeological Survey information

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Geophysical Archaeological Survey

Please join us on October 5th at 11:00 a.m. for a lecture with Rackliffe House Board Member and Archaeologist Aaron Levinthal. He will be discussing the Geophysical Archaeological Survey completed in 2018.

The lecture will take place at Rackliffe House and will be followed by light refreshments. The lecture is free. Space is limited to 30 people. Rackliffe House will not be open for tours on this day.

This Project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (an instrumentality of the State of Maryland), Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council, and donations from our generous supporters.

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Rackliffe Plantation House flyer

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Exhibition Preview: The Enslaved at Rackliffe House

You are cordially invited to a preview of the exhibition The Enslaved at Rackliffe House and Worcester County, Maryland: A Local Story.

The afternoon will include guest speakers, a tour of the Rackliffe House, hymns by the Rev. Charles A. Tindley and light refreshments.

This new exhibition covers the time from the colonial period until c. 1870. Public and private records, as well as archaeological evidence, show the vital role that African Americans played. They were the economic engine that helped to create and sustain the wealth of 18th century estates like this one. Many of the names encountered in this exhibition remain in the area today.

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