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Trip to Mount Harmon Plantation
Trip to Mount Harmon Plantation

Tue, Nov 14


Mount Harmon Plantation

Trip to Mount Harmon Plantation

TRIP IS FULL For waitlist, please contact us. Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Mount Harmon Plantation (Level = Moderate) Mount Harmon Tidewater Plantation, 10:30 a.m. - Noon 600 Mount Harmon Road, Earleville, MD LUISA’S Cucina Italiana, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 849 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD

Time & Location

Nov 14, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Mount Harmon Plantation, 600 Mt Harmon Rd, Earleville, MD 21919, USA

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Mount Harmon Tidewater Plantation Tour, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Our tour guide is IAL instructor and member Robin Marchionni!

Mount Harmon is a breathtaking property of over 200 acres, surrounded by water, overlooking the Sassafras River to the west and McGill Creek to the east.  The property features a 1730 colonial manor house, formal serpentine-walled boxwood garden, carriage house/visitors center, historic hearth kitchen and a recreated smoke house, slave quarters and tobacco barn.

Our tour includes a brief history of the property plus a guided tour of the manor house including first and second floors as well as the rooftop deck, weather permitting. For the IAL group tour, Mount Harmon’s spinner and weaver will demonstrate spinning and weaving wool into textiles.

Mount Harmon’s history spans more than four centuries. In the early 1600’s, Captain John Smith sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and into the Sassafras River where he encountered Tockwogh Indians.  In the middle of the 17th Century, the Swedish gentleman Godfrey Harmon was given a 350 acre land grant by the second Lord Baltimore which originally was named Harmon's Mount then changed to Mount Harmon.

The manor house was built in 1730 from bricks made on-site.  The Louttit family lived there until the early 1900’s when the property fell out of the family and into disrepair. It was used as a hunting lodge as well as a diary farm before being purchased by Marguerite "Carita" Du Pont De Villiers-Ortiz Boden. Mrs. Boden found she was related to the Louttit family and restored the property back to what it may have looked like in the 1760’s when her ancestors lived there.

LUISA’S Cucina Italiana, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Luisa’s boasts a wood-fired pizza oven, a beautiful granite cocktail bar, and serves authentic, simple, locally-sourced cuisine in a casual, rustic-modern and family friendly atmosphere.

Cost and Due Date

Limited to 30 participants

$16.00 p.p. for Mt Harmon Plantation Tour. Self-driving.

Self-pay for LUISA’S Cucina Italiana. Self-driving.

Registration and Payment ($16 p.p.) due October 31

  • Cancelations 2 weeks before trip date are refundable (minus processing fees). 
  • Cancelations within 2 weeks of trip date are non-refundable.

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