The Historical Society of Kent County will hold its 47th annual Historic House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 beginning on Water Street near the Chester River.
The tour will continue to Cannon Street, passing the “meadow” behind the White Swan Tavern, which occupies one of Chestertown’s original deep lots, stopping at Janes United Methodist Church, cornerstone of African-American faith and presence and the new home of the Sultana Foundation, recently installed in a converted Methodist Church and former printing plant. The tour will continue to South Mill Street opposite the Sultana Shipyard before passing the high Victorian Christ Methodist Church on the corner of Mill and High streets.
The Cannon Street will continue to the upper part of town where modest tradesmen’s homes were built alongside more modest brick structures from the late 18th century.
The tour will give guests a deeper look at Chestertown’s history through the collection of artifacts and memorabilia housed at River House and the museum at the White Swan Tavern, which holds a carefully curated selection of some of the 75,000 artifacts located on site during the restoration of the tavern. A special surprise may be viewed at Sterling Castle on Mill Street,.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the tour and are available at kentcountyhistory.org and at the Historical Society of Kent County, 301 High St., Chestertown.
For more, call 410-778-3499.