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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:

Hands on Preservation at the Riversdale Dairy

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, $5 Registration, Ages 10 & Up

Join the Riversdale House Museum as we host an educational hands-on dairy program in honor of Historic Preservation Month. Learn about the history of the Riversdale dairy through this interactive program featuring foodways Historian Joyce White. Participants will listen to an informative lecture, join in a special tour of the Riversdale Dairy and Dependency building to learn about our Historic Preservation efforts, participate in a hands-on dairy demonstration, and close with a sampling of Maryland cheeses.

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Mother's Day Tours

Sunday, May 12, Tours at Noon & 2:00 PM, FREE

Celebrate mom, grandma, or another special lady with a FREE tour of the historic home. Hear about some of the mothers who lived and labored at Riversdale, take a stroll through the garden, and stop in the open-hearth kitchen where Kitchen Guild members will be preparing Mother’s Day specialties.

Riversdale Reunion

Saturday, June 8, Noon - 4:00 PM, FREE

We invite you to join us for a weekend of remembrance and reflection featuring speakers, music, conversation circles and reinterpretation. As a part of the Museum’s 30th Anniversary Year we will be hosting a Riversdale Reunion in partnership with the Riversdale Historical Society and the Riversdale Descendants Network. Come out and learn about the site’s historic families and their descendants. 

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.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild Events

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

  • April 21 - Dairy Day  [register]

  • 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.

Get Involved at Riversdale

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