The Riversdale House Museum is currently seeking a part-time, year-round Volunteer Coordinator! 


 Essential Job Functions:

  • Recruit, interview, develop, and retain dedicated volunteers for opportunities that include tour guides, garden aides, museum shop assistants, digitization and research aides, open hearth Kitchen Guild, and special event aides

  • Work with staff to develop/update volunteer job descriptions, schedule specific volunteer activities, and coordinate volunteer orientation and trainings

  • Act as liaison between staff and volunteers

  • Advertise volunteer program through Department Volunteer services, social media, Department Guide, on-site advertising, park newsletter, and outreach events

  • Develop and update forms, handbooks, and materials for training and recruitment

  • Document and maintain volunteer data including number of participants, hours, and value of service; submits quarterly reports on overall program and project specific data

  • Organize volunteer appreciation events

  • Schedule all volunteers

  • Publish quarterly volunteer newsletter and monthly scheduling communications

  • Assist staff with administrative support and special event coordination

  • Serve as Manager on Duty on Sundays

For more information or to apply, please go to:


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

A Visit With Good Niklaas
Saturday, December 10, 9-10am & 11am-noon sessions

Resident: $5/child, $3/adult; Non-Resident: $7/child, $4/adult 
Registration required by November 30: https://tinyurl.com/goodnik121022

Make some memories with family and friends during this annual tradition! Good Niklaas invites you to learn about Belgian customs and enjoy a festive craft, personal chat, and gift to continue the fun at home. Capacity is limited; advance registration is required by November 30. **Note: Due to limited capacity, we kindly ask adult registration be kept to a maximum of 2 adults per child and appreciate your cooperation.


Riversdale by Candlelight
Saturday, December 10, 5:30-8:30 pm
$5 adult/FREE children 12 & under | Bring a non-perishable food item & receive $1 off an admission (limit to $1 off per adult)

Enjoy self-guided tours of the candlelit museum, a children’s craft area, & peek in the open-hearth kitchen. Make memories with family and friends over cozy drinks, peruse the museum shop, and send some holiday cheer with festive postcards.


Riversdale Kitchen Guild: Seasonal Selections

Select Sundays, noon-3:30 pm
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!

October 30: Highlighting the Pumpkin
November 20: Native American Cuisine

For more information on tours or events,

please call 301-864-0420

Get Involved at Riversdale

For more information, reach out to riversdale@pgparks.com

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