Md. House, Gar­den Pil­grim­age in­cludes QA’s Co. in 2019

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

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.

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