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Geddes-Piper House - Chestertown, MD

The Geddes-Piper House Museum is open for self-guided tours 200 weekdays per year. Sat-Sun guided tours are scheduled from May 1 to November 1. Tour groups can arrange to take a guided tour at any time by contacting us in advance.

The Geddes-Piper House is an excellent starting point for a walking tour of Chestertown's Historic District. We will give you a free self-guided walking tour pamphlet.

You are welcome to come sit in our quiet and shady back yard at lunchtime in warm weather. We sponsor free events during the year, including an annual Black History Month speaker and the Spring Lecture series.The annual Candlelight Walking Tour is the third Saturday in September; typically about 15 buildings in Chestertown are open for visitors. There is a fee.

Researchers, including genealogists, are always welcome. An appointment is recommended. The house can be rented for weddings, receptions, parties and meetings.

Educational Programs Tours / Walking Tours
Pet policy: No pets are allowed.

The Geddes-Piper House is a four-story Philadelphia style townhouse with basement. There is a small side porch and yard.

The first floor includes the entrance hall, Front and Back Parlors, Dining Room and Kitchen. The Corner Cupboard Museum Shop is located on the first floor.The second floor includes the Exhibit Room, the Victorian Childhood room, the Fan Collection and two period Bedrooms. The basement consists of two rooms open to the public, including the Colonial Kitchen. The third floor houses the office and the Library, Map Collection and small artifacts.

The Library contains books, papers and photos concerned with Kent County; genealogical materials; and maps and reference books pertaining to the Chesapeake Bay in general and the Eastern Shore in particular. The fourth floor is not open. There is a restroom on the second floor.

Accessibility: Because the Geddes-Piper House was built in 1784 there is minimal wheelchair access, to the back porch and yard only.

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