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Historic House Tours: Fridays and Sundays, tours depart from the Visitor Center at noon, 1:30 pm, and 3 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 10am-4pm | Sundays 11:30am-3:30pm

Tour Admission
Adults: $5/person
Seniors and Groups of 10 or more: $4/person
Ages 5-18 and Students with ID: $2/person
Ages 4 & under: Free

For more information on tours or events,

please call 301-864-0420

Our Events & Exhibitions

Riversdale Kitchen Guild: Eating Greens to Stay Healthy

Sunday, April 16, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Look at early spring greens being welcomed on the table as a respite from the winter diet as well as keeping people healthy.

U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet 

Sunday, April 16, 2 p.m.


Founded in 1996, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet is one of the Army’s premier chamber ensembles. An element of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the quintet is frequently called upon in support of high-level military and civilian events at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and other locations around Washington, DC. With numerous performances at colleges and universities, as well as elementary and secondary schools, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet has established itself as a strong proponent of educational outreach. These Soldiers are a much sought-after group for community concerts. From the recital halls of the country’s finest music schools and conservatories to local retirement communities, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet entertains, educates, and inspires.

Archaeology Public Wash Day

Sunday, April 23, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Advance registration required; $3 Resident; $4 Non-Resident

Celebrate Maryland Archaeology Month & hold history in your hands! Join archaeologists as they teach participants how to handle and wash objects that were uncovered on site at Riversdale. Don’t miss this opportunity to be the bridge from past to present. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Homeschool Exploration Series: Spices & Sailors

Tuesday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$10/student; register for both the Riversdale & College Park Aviation programs & receive discount

Riversdale and the College Park Aviation Museum are teaming up to offer two programs based on exploration! At Riversdale, explore the theme of globalization and learn how goods and cultural traditions crossed the seas in the 19th century. Enjoy hands-on activities, a tour of the house, and an interactive game.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild: Spring Bounty

Sunday, April 30, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Featuring recipes using early spring fruits and vegetables.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild: Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Featuring 19th century recipes celebrating Mother's Day.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild: An Abundance of Fruit from the Garden

Sunday June 4, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.


See how people would use the fresh fruit coming out of the garden in dishes on the table as well as preserving the crop for later use.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild: Father's Day

Sunday, June 18, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Featuring 19th century recipes celebrating Father's Day.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild: Seasonal Selections

Select Sundays, noon-3:30 p.m.
Using produce from the garden and orchard, Kitchen Guild members demonstrate foodways in the open hearth kitchen. Selections are inspired by the traditional seasonal cycles of a 19th century farm. Drop by the family-friendly demonstrations to watch them cook and pick up some new recipes!

For more information on tours or events,

please call 301-864-0420

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