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Chestertown Tea Party Festival | Friday-Sunday May 26-28, 2023

The Annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival will be underway this Memorial Weekend, beginning Friday. The Festival commemorates events that took place in 1774. According to local lore, on May 23rd, 1774, the citizens’ of Chestertown gathered at the town center, marched down High Street to the brigantine Geddes, and tossed her cargo of tea into the Chester River. 

On Saturday the main events are the Colonial Parade at 10:00 and at 2:00 the reenactment of the 'Tossing of the Tea Overboard' on the Chester River begins.  On Sunday, the zany Annual Raft Race is at 2:00 where home-made rafts provide plenty of entertainment trying to win the trophy "Tea Cup". 

During the day Saturday,

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RECENTLY REDUCED !  Radcliffe Mill, located on the Eastern Shore, dates back to 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful design and restoration of the flex complex was completed in 2007 and is comprised of the 4-story mill building and the annex/seed house. It is set on 2.3-acres next to Radcliffe Creek. The main mill building features a reception area with an elevator leading to business offices and there is also a restaurant on the main level. Across the parking lot, Radcliffe Studios is located in the Seed House and offers a yoga studio, cafe, and several small wellness businesses. Property amenities include a 61-car park, loading dock and an original grain elevator.  

Dating back to 1706, Chestertown is set on the

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Lovely home, c.1890 is located in the heart of Chestertown’s historic district and is just a short stroll from the Chester River Walk, Fountain Park, shops, dining and walking trails. Every modern-day amenity has been incorporated into this lovingly renovated home while preserving the original charm. Skylights and windows let in an abundance of natural light to showcase the lovely heart pine floors and detailed millwork. The home spans three levels and greets owners through a gracious foyer opening to the library with its reading nook bookcase and fireplace. The first floor open design also features a well-appointed kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, living room and two powder rooms. The second floor is designed with two ensuite

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Just outside of Rock Hall is Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. The 2,285-acre island refuge is a major feeding and resting place for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Walk along seven different trails and boardwalks for great wildlife viewing and expansive views of the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. The Visitor Contact Station is staffed daily by volunteers. Link for more information Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.  To explore things to do and view the Kent County Digital Visitor Guide visit  Kent County Visitor Info .

For those wandering around Chestertown and feeling like some fresh oysters on the half shell, you may want to head over to The Retriever Bar and Oysters. Looking for unshucked oysters?  Check out Scott's website Orchard

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Sold - Enchanting Eastern Shore waterfront residence nestled on 56-acres on Davis Creek in Rock Hall. Expert craftsmanship and style distinguish Winding Creek House. A series of pavilions are linked to create an interior of inviting, flowing spaces. Each pavilion enjoys its own river views and landscape in perfect harmony with the tranquil and naturally beautiful eastern shore setting. A charming summer house (free-standing screen porch), 100’ dock (4-ft mlw) with boat ramp, floating dock and boathouse are lovely settings to enjoy outdoor activities. Outstanding features of the home include an elevator, exquisite wood trim detail, built-in cabinetry, radiant floor heat, soaring two story living room, copper roof, granite kitchen and relaxing

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Visit Historic Chestertown, one of America's best preserved historic seaports, for Sultana Education Foundation's Downrigging Weekend Festival. Today, Sultana is a school ship, carrying thousands of children and other passengers on educational trips throughout the year. 

Chestertown's Downrigging Weekend is one of the largest annual Tall Ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast. Enjoy performances by world-class musicians; lectures by nationally recognized authors and filmmakers. Go sailing as part of a fleet of historic ships", representing over 400 years of maritime history. For a Schedule of Events and more info visit Chestertown Downrigging Festival

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Perched on the river bank, this beautiful home enjoys broad views of the Chester River and vistas of expansive marshlands. Designed by local architect Peter Newlin, FAIA, the home offers architectural elements such as a curved stair with skylight and free-standing fireplace. The open floor plan and expansive windows exude warmth and comfort accentuated by captivating river views. Set in Queen Anne’s County Maryland, the home is a 4-mile drive or quick boat ride to historic Chestertown. Founded in 1706, and home to Washington College, Chestertown is a lovely waterfront town with brick sidewalks, shops, restaurants, parks, marina, oyster bar and cafes. It is about 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.  Offered at $887,000. 



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Eastern Shore 45-acre Certified Organic Farm is just 5-minutes from the Chesapeake Bay in a peaceful, private rural landscape. The farm has a pond, livestock, alfalfa and corn, and offers 35 acres of pasture, 7-acres of woods, two barns and a shed. Convenient features include two separate first floor living areas. The main living space offers a recently updated kitchen, great room, master suite, office, bedroom and family room.  Located in Kent County, Maryland, just 10-minutes from Historic Chestertown set on the banks of the Chester River. Located about 90 minutes from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Link to more information and photos.  Listing offered at $895,000.  

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Dickens of a Christmas in Chestertown, December 6-8, 2019

The third annual Dickens of a Christmas is a fun weekend of Christmas events, folks in period dress and live music. House tours, carriage rides and High Tea are among the festivities, as well as a London Row of vendors selling handcrafted goods. Hot beverages and shops with refreshments add to the holiday merriment. 

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