Md. House, Garden Pilgrimage includes QA’s Co. in 2019
CENTREVILLE — The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, in existence since the 1930s, is the oldest tour in Maryland. Its mission since its inception is to raise funds to preserve and restore architecturally significant properties in the state. The proceeds from the annual pilgrimage are used to fund historic restoration projects in each of the counties on tour each year.
Five counties are on tour each year, on a rotating basis. The tours are held in April and May. Queen Anne’s County will be one of the five counties on tour in 2019, organized by the Queen Anne’s County Garden Club. Along with Queen Anne’s, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County and Charles County will participate in 2019.
Significant 17th- and 18th-century properties, as well as other historic venues, are on the Queen Anne’s County tour, set for May 4. Those properties include Stoopley-Gibson Manor House, the Hermitage, Kirwan House and General Store, St. Peter the Apostle Church, Silk Farm, the Gunston School, a 1923 Sears Roebuck Kit Hous, and the historic Kennard High School.
Pre-sale tickets are available now for $10 off the regular price — $30 instead of $40. The ticket allows one to attend a single tour of their choice. Proceeds benefit historic restoration projects in Queen Anne’s County.
To obtain pre-sale tickets, contact Janice Clark, 610-299-7861, jan[email protected]look.com; Diana Pietrowiak, 443-223-1699, seaglass[email protected]; or Dot Abbott, 410-758-2071, [email protected] aol.com. Make checks payable to MHGP.