18th/19th Century – Havre de Grace, MD – Curatorship

Added to OHD on 9/21/17 - Last OHD Update: 12/19/17 - 5 Comments
  • 3 Beds 
  • 2 Baths 
  • 2700 SqFt 
  • 9 Acres 
The Stephenson House is a beautiful example of a late 18th/early 19th century dwelling which retains a great deal of its historic detailing; including gorgeous wood floors, original trim, four fireplaces with decorative mantels and a large cooking hearth. The house contains a kitchen, dining room, family room and parlor on the first floor, three bedrooms and two baths on the second floor, and an additional two rooms in the finished section of the attic.

The property encompasses ~9 acres of the surrounding land which includes a 19th century smoke house (converted to a chicken house) as well as a 19th century laundry or quarter. There is also a substantial corn crib located on the property but it is, unfortunately, in poor condition. The property is in close proximity to the park trail system and all the amenities Susquehanna State Park has to offer.

The department is looking for a partner to restore the house within a 5-7 year period. Families, non-profits, and commercial entities are welcome to apply as long as their vision for the property is in keeping with preservation standards and the mission of the Department of Natural Resources. Tours of the property are available by appointment only or at scheduled open houses. Please call 410-260-8457 for additional information.
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5 Comments on 18th/19th Century – Havre de Grace, MD – Curatorship

  1. If I had a young family, knowing what I know now, I would jump on this. Now 10 years from retirement, it doesn’t make sense. With this house and land, you could make a working farm and living history museum, you could hold fairs here, you could have a diner/gift shop for park hikers or you could even have a bed and breakfast. There are so many great ways to go. The biggest regret my husband and I have after 35 years of marriage is not doing things like this when we were young. So if you are a young couple and like the idea, just do it!

    • It does sound like an interesting idea (and we have some of these setups in Massachusetts, like these, usually on or adjacent to conserved lands). One drawback to the “do it while young” idea is the financial commitment, and the fact that “life happens” and a family change/career move can require you to walk away from a substantial investment.

      While the two properties in this program are interesting, I think you could find a similar property that you could then own outright.


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