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Address: 11700 Tom Patton Lane,, Berlin, MD
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Historical Landmark

It is a joy to visit this beautifully restored house on the shores of Synepuxent Bay. If you love history and buildings that remind us of our rich heritage, you will enjoy a visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2015
lyn b
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Berlin, Maryland
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Berlin, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

It is a joy to visit this beautifully restored house on the shores of Synepuxent Bay. If you love history and buildings that remind us of our rich heritage, you will enjoy a visit to this wonderful old house that has been lovingly restored. If you are an artist there are many views that will delight you. This is one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Having endured several generations of neglect and decay, this striking structure seemed destined to be demolished. But, thanks to the vision and resourcefulness of Tom Patton and the strenuous efforts of key community supporters, it has been beautifully restored. The interpretive process is doubtless still underway, but the staff has done an excellent job bringing the building to life. The... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Rackliff House is located on the "Mainland" as you go to Asseteague National Seashore. The house is the former home of an 1780's sea captain and trader. Many of the elements of the home date to this period but, as the house remained an active dwelling into the 1960s and had been heavily modified over its life this is actually... More 

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Enjoyed the tour thru the house. This was a very informative tour and enjoyed the kitchen and milk house talk. Since I had grown up on a small farm, butter making and candle making was a walk down memory lane. Would suggest driving to the house - walking path appears quite long.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Excellent condition in this colonial home. The history is very interesting. Not much time is needed to go through the house or explore the grounds, but very much enjoyed our visit there. The home is located near the Assateague Visitor's Center. Park in the parking lot there and take a short walk back in the brush to the home. A... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Wonderful and educational, the tour is lead by multiple very informed guides. The restoration is incredible, the tour is not overly long and gives a great history of both the house and the people who lived in it. My three teens (13, 14 and 15) liked all the information on the local Indian Tribes found on the second floor. The... More 

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Bishopville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Rackliffe House, near the Maryland edge of Assateague Island, is a restored eighteenth century coastal plantation house. You can hear the surf from the front door. The interpreters tell the story of seaside life centuries ago. Stop at the new Assateague Island Visitors' Center while you're here.

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