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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:

Kitchen Guild & Volunteer Open House

Sunday, March 24, 12:00 - 3:30 PM, FREE

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Visit for a fun afternoon packed with the Riversdale Kitchen Guild cooking Soups & Breads over the open hearth in our dependency kitchen, and self-guided tours of the historic house. Explore our other volunteer opportunities including gardening, transcribing historic documents, and leading guided tours. 

Sankofa Mobile Museum: To Make Her Own Way

Sunday, March 24, 12:00 - 4:00 PM, FREE

Participate in Sankofa Mobile Museum’s augmented reality exhibit: To Make Her Own Way. You will meet Margaret Adams, a free Black woman, who owned a tavern in 1800’s Prince George’s County. During a time when most Black Marylanders were enslaved, she defied society and social norms by building a successful business. Explore the world of Margaret Adams and see how she resisted one of Maryland’s most powerful families. 

Riversdale Kitchen Guild Events

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

  • March 24 - Open House - Soups & Breads

  • April 7 - Welcome to Spring

  • April 21 - Dairy Day

  • May 12 - Mother's Day

  • May 26 - Military Program (period appropriate military food)

  • 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


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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