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Riversdale House Museum

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Very nice house museum

A quite impressive house museum with a lot to see. The hours are rather limited, but it is worth... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
ZachF247
Maryland and particularly Prince George's County history site, not an essential for everyone, but a worthy hidden gem

Go if you are a Maryland origins and pre-Revolution history buff, a Chesapeake-Tidewater manor... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Lynn S
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8 Jul 2017
“Very nice house museum”
21 Mar 2017
“Maryland and particularly Prince George's County history site, not an essential for everyone, but a worthy hidden gem”
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4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park, MD 20737-1911
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

A quite impressive house museum with a lot to see. The hours are rather limited, but it is worth the effort to visit. The architecture is impressive and while not all the rooms have much in the way of furnishings, there are some very interesting...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ZachF247
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Go if you are a Maryland origins and pre-Revolution history buff, a Chesapeake-Tidewater manor house buff, or a fan of Georgian architecture. Do a little homework first (the website is useful) on the Lords Baltimore and the Calvert family. The house was originally an estate...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited the Museum several years ago, since it is only 15 mins. away from my house. It was very important to become aware of my surroundings history. This museum this is an original historical landmark.. This area is not frequented by many people possibly...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Charlene D
Reviewed 26 April 2016

[For background, I'm a docent at an 1806 historic house in Boston, so I know a lot about this kind of place.] Riversdale is an 1815 house on lovely grounds -- a good bit less than the builders originally owned but still enough to let...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 3 July 2015

It is a very well restored house. The staff is very knowledgeable about the history and are very friendly. The downside: it has limited opening. If you can find time to visit. Please do.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The Calvert museum is a historical treasure. Anyone interested in the early history of Riverdale Park needs to make this a must stop.I was only able to stay for four hours but, could easily spend all day there. I will be back again soon!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Nimrodxxx
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Enjoyed our tour on Smithsonian Day. A lot of history in this home that has been restored and is on the way to getting even better. Wish the grounds were part of the tour, but there isn't really much to see and hear about besides...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Riversdale does a great job of presenting a fascinating slice of history. The home was begun over 200 years ago by refugees from the French Revolution, after Liberte turned into Terror. It was completed after the heir, Rosalie Stier, married into Maryland's first family, the...More

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank Virginiatravelerstwo
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