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Address: 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park, MD 20737-1911
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09:00 - 17:00
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Maryland and particularly Prince George's County history site, not an essential for everyone, but a worthy hidden gem

Go if you are a Maryland origins and pre-Revolution history buff, a Chesapeake-Tidewater manor house buff, or a fan of Georgian architecture. Do a little homework first (the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
College Park, Maryland
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College Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Go if you are a Maryland origins and pre-Revolution history buff, a Chesapeake-Tidewater manor house buff, or a fan of Georgian architecture. Do a little homework first (the website is useful) on the Lords Baltimore and the Calvert family. The house was originally an estate of the Stiers family. The family emigrated from Belgium, and the Calverts married into the... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited the Museum several years ago, since it is only 15 mins. away from my house. It was very important to become aware of my surroundings history. This museum this is an original historical landmark.. This area is not frequented by many people possibly because its not a large town.. This quaint little town has an old train depot... More 

Thank Charlene D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

[For background, I'm a docent at an 1806 historic house in Boston, so I know a lot about this kind of place.] Riversdale is an 1815 house on lovely grounds -- a good bit less than the builders originally owned but still enough to let the house "breathe" and give visitors a sense of the style at the time. The... More 

Thank Stuart R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

It is a very well restored house. The staff is very knowledgeable about the history and are very friendly. The downside: it has limited opening. If you can find time to visit. Please do.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The Calvert museum is a historical treasure. Anyone interested in the early history of Riverdale Park needs to make this a must stop.I was only able to stay for four hours but, could easily spend all day there. I will be back again soon!

Thank Nimrodxxx
Dumfries, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

Enjoyed our tour on Smithsonian Day. A lot of history in this home that has been restored and is on the way to getting even better. Wish the grounds were part of the tour, but there isn't really much to see and hear about besides the home considering how old the home is and how many owners it has gone... More 

Thank Alicia D
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Riversdale does a great job of presenting a fascinating slice of history. The home was begun over 200 years ago by refugees from the French Revolution, after Liberte turned into Terror. It was completed after the heir, Rosalie Stier, married into Maryland's first family, the Calverts. The house itself is restored with restraint and taste, and more than a little... More 

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