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Historic House Tours

Fridays and Sundays, tours depart from the Visitor Center at Noon and 2:00 pm.

An introduction begins 5 minutes prior to departure. Please arrive early to purchase your tickets at the Visitor Center. Pre-registration is not required.

Grounds & Gardens: Sunday-Saturday, dawn-dusk (occasionally closed for programs; contact office for details)

Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am-4pm

Sundays 11:30-3:30 pm

Tour Admission 

Adults: $5/person

Seniors and Groups of 10 or more: $4/person

Ages -18 and Students with ID: $2/person

Ages 4 & under: Free

For more information on tours or events, please call 301-864-0420


Events & Exhibitions:

Father's Day Tours

Sunday, June 16, Tours at Noon & 2:00 PM, FREE

Celebrate dad, grandpa, or another special father with a FREE tour of the historic home. Hear about some of the fathers who lived and labored at Riversdale. Be sure to stop in the open-hearth kitchen where Kitchen Guild members will be preparing something special for Father’s Day.

Jazz on the Lawn

Wednesdays (dates below), 7-8 PM, FREE

Join us for the popular Riversdale summer concert series, Jazz on the Lawn! All performances are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Town of Riverdale Park. Stop by to show your support and enjoy FREE live music!

  • June 26 - M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

  • July 10 - Musical Encounters

  • July 24 - Musical Encounters

  • August 7 - Downtown Tumbao

  • August 21 - Band Brulee

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, July 3, 7:30 PM, FREE,

Appropriate for all ages

Directed by newly appointed Artistic Director Randy Snight, this 90-minute production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful comedy weaving together the stories of four young lovers, amateur actresses, and mischievous fairies. Set in an enchanted forest near the fictional town of Athens, MD, the play explores themes of love, illusion, and the unpredictable nature of desire. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild Events

Sundays, 12:00 - 3:30 PM, FREE

  • June 16 - Father's Day

  • June 30 - Fruits of the Season

  • July 14 - Summer Abundance

  • July 28 - Ice Cream

  • August 11 - Salads & Cold Meats

  • August 25 - Summer Bounty

  • September 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off

  • October 19 - Harvest Fest

  • October 27 - Fall Bounty

  • November 3 - Emancipation Day

  • December 14 - Riversdale by Candlelight Holiday Event


Join us in the Dependency to watch open hearth historical cooking demonstrations using recipes, tools, and techniques from the time of the original owners of Riversdale.

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