- Historic Sites
Ann Ridgely and Thomas Snowden, members of two prominent Maryland families, began construction on this house in 1781. The couple's reputation led to the visits of many notable individuals, such as George Washington and Abigail Adams. The Snowden family maintained the house until 1890, and in the 1980s the house was restored to its 1831 appearance, the time when it was owned by Thomas Snowden's son, Nicholas. In addition to the tours that are available year-round, there are concerts, lectures, festivals and other events that occur at various points throughout the year.