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Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage – Carroll County
May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$15 – $40
Maryland House & Garden Tours: An Inside Look at Extraordinary historic properties and gardens in St. Mary’s, Anne Arundel, Talbot, Cecil, Prince George’s and Carroll County. “Pilgrims” are given the opportunity to visit and tour unique houses and gardens spread out across the state of Maryland. Tickets are required for admission. Tour descriptions and specific locations are available at www.mhgp.org.
- Houses open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE.
- Individual houses may be visited for $15.00 each.
- FULL CHARGE FOR CHILDREN. Please, no children under ten years of age.
- TICKETS: All tickets may be purchased in advance for $35 through
- Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at any house on the tour for $40.
PRINT OUT YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION SHEET AND TAKE IT TO THE FIRST SITE YOU VISIT TO EXCHANGE IT FOR YOUR TICKET
- Tours will take place rain or shine.
- No high heel shoes.
- No photographs.
- No smoking.
Carroll County Tour Details:
Carroll County is in the central part of the state, located between Baltimore and Frederick counties. It was created in 1837 out of the western part of Baltimore County and the eastern part of Frederick County. Carroll The County was named after Charles Carroll, one of Maryland’s signers of the Declaration of Independence and the longest-lived of all the signers. Westminster, near the geographic center, was chosen as the seat of government for the county. William Winchester laid out the town of Westminster in 1764 on part of his tract called “White’s Level.” Winchester’s home still stands, one the oldest surviving structures in the county.
The county has a diverse heritage. The northern part of the county was settled by Germans moving south from Pennsylvania. These settlers created small family farms clustered around small towns. The southern part of the county was settled by those of English background who were moving inland from the tidewater in search of farmland. These families tended to own larger tracts of land. These differences are reflected in the architecture and towns of the county.
From its earliest days the county was primarily agricultural. Rich land attracted farming families. Mills sprang up along the creeks and streams to process the produce. The arrival of the railroad and construction of turnpikes boosted the county’s economy. Improved roads led to Baltimore, Frederick, Hanover, Washington and other major markets. Tanneries, paper mills, canneries, and quarries
appeared and began to diversify the county’s economy.
As in many places, the Civil War divided Carroll County’s citizens.
Approximately 750 men joined the Union army while about 250 of their neighbors fought for the Confederacy. The county saw Confederate troops on its soil three times during the war.
Special Project: Continued Restoration of the Uniontown Acadamy
Houses on the Tour:
- Information Center and Antrim 1844
- St. Joseph Church
- The Tannery Barn
- The Ludwick Rudisel Tannery House
- Terra Rubra
- The Vincent House
- The Rosenberger House
- Old Town Cottage (Garden Only)
- The Academy
- Uniontown United Methodist Church
- Weaver-Fox House
- The Welsh/Ferranto House
- The Petrie House
A delicious box lunch will be provided by Stone House Cakery and Cafe at The Uniontown United Methodist Church (Site #10) from 11:00 until 2:30.
Cost per lunch is $12.00 by reservation only. Please mail check Attention: MHGP Lunch, payable to Brenda Sebastian 612 Jasontown Road, Westminster, MD 21158. Your canceled check will be your receipt.
Please indicate sandwich:
- Chicken salad
- Ham with slaw, Colby cheese, greens and Russian dressing, or
- Turkey, Gouda cheese, apple, greens, and honey mustard.
Also included are pasta salad, fruit salad and bottled water. The church will also be conducting a bake sale with an assortment of delightful goodies.
About Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP)
The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant properties in the State of Maryland. The Pilgrimage has remained constant with this purpose since its formation in 1930.