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Historic Homes for Sale on the Lower Eastern Shore

Colonial and Historic Homes
on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia

The Lower Eastern Shore is packed with rural heritage that includes some of the finest and most extravagant homes built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Often referred to as the "homes of the Cavaliers," these architectural wonders have stood the test of time.  On this page are just a few of the scores that dapple the Lower Shore countryside.

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The Vance Miles House - Marion Station, MD
Circa 1892, Queen Anne Victorian with slate roof, wrap around porch was owned by an Eastern Shore merchant on Marion's famed "Millionaire's Row". 
This House is currently for sale by owner.
Historic Waterfront home for sale - Somerset county, Maryland Three Chimneys on the Wicomico - Mount Vernon, MD
Circa 1865, waterfront home built in the style of Mississippi Planter's House.  Previously a hunting lodge servicing outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen.  4 beautiful acres on the waterfront. 
Historic House for Sale - Anna Haines House, Princess Anne, MD Anna Haines House - Princess Anne, MD
Circa 1900, located in the historic district of Princess Anne, in Somerset County.  Philadelphia Style, brick Victorian with Colonial Revival details, slate roof and 2 story bay windows. 
Orrie Lee Tawes House - Crisfield, MD
Queen Anne style house in the historic district of Crisfield, MD built in 1892 by grocery wholesale merchant, Orrie Lee Tawes.  House has one of two round towers existing in Crisfield.
Almodington - Somerset County, MD Almodington - Princess Anne, MD
c. 1745 this house was one of the most elaborate plantation houses in Somerset County. Resting on the Manokin River, Almodington was formerly owned by the Elzey family.  This historic house is for sale.
Trinity Parsonage - Marion Station, MD
c. 1900 - Typical Queen Anne style architecture very popular on the Lower Eastern Shore at the turn of the century. Was originally built as a parsonage for Trinity Episcopal Church.  House is situated on "Millionaire Row" a street lined with Victorian Houses, built during the strawberry and seafood boom.
The John Walter Smith House - Snow Hill, MD
Also known as "The Governor's Mansion", this impressive Queen Anne style mansion was built in 1890 by the 47th Governor of Maryland.  One of the most elaborate of the Queen Anne style homes ever erected on the Eastern Shore.
This House was recently sold .  For more information and history of this house click here.
Beverly of Somerset - Princess Anne Beverly of Somerset - Princess Anne, MD
Plantation house c. 1785 - 1796.  Built by planter Nehemiah King.  Once had a secret room built behind the staircase specifically for giving shelter to Napoleon Bonaparte after a planned rescue from St. Helena Island. 
Historic Inn for Sale in Snow Hill, MD The Snow Hill Inn - Snow Hill, MD  Haunted
The Snow Hill Inn rests on the corner of Market and Washington Streets in the historic district.  Built in 1835, the Inn still retains its original slate roof and chimneys.  Formerly the residence of Dr. James Aydelotte whose son, William is said to haunt the house.
Teakle Mansion - Princess Anne Teackle Mansion - Princess Anne, MD
c. 1805 - built by Littleton Dennis Teackle, banker, merchant and politician. Modeled after a Scottish manor house.  Now a museum, owned by Somerset County Historical Society and partially restored.  Primitive bathing area, cooking area and gardens.  Rumored to be a stop on the "underground railroad."
Cherrystone - Snow Hill Cherrystone - Snow Hill, MD  
c. late 1700's - Merchant's house.  Hyphen is the second oldest piece of architecture in Worcester County.  It is part of what was the original kitchen.  House is fully restored.
Samuel Gunn House - Snow Hill Samuel Gunn House - Snow Hill, MD
c. 1789 - fully restored in period style, with as much original hardware, wood and building material as possible.  This house was owned by a shipping merchant and is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.
Mapleton - Snow Hill Mapleton - Snow Hill, MD  
c. 1860 - this house was also built by a merchant and has been owned by only three families in the last 150 years.  Behind the house are many old trees and shrubs and the bones of a nineteenth century garden.
Beverly of Worcester - Pocomoke City Beverly of Worcester - Pocomoke City, MD
c. 1770 - Plantation House built on a farm that rests on the Great Pocomoke River.  Has a circular ice house original to the house which still stands.
    Littleton Long House - Princess Anne, MD
c. 1830 - house built by Princess Anne merchant, Littleton Long.  Federal style architecture with transverse hall.  Located in Somerset County, fully restored to historical state by the Somerset County Historical Trust. - This house was recently sold - click here for an inside tour.
Littleton T. Clarke House - Pocomoke City, MD
c. 1860 - house built by Pocomoke City merchant, Littleton T. Clarke. 
Prominent example for the Second Empire style in Worcester County.  Not only is this dwelling one of the best executed of this popular mid-nineteenth century revival style, it is also the best preserved, with a concave slate roof, bracketed eaves, decorative porches, and rare metal rooftop cresting on the wet bay window and porch.  This house is currently run as a bed and breakfast.  For more information see the Littleton's Bed and Breakfast website.
Photo of Teackle Mansion by Charity Davidson.  All other photos and text Copyrighted   by, All Rights Reserved.  Used only with permission.


For more information on historic homes on the Lower Eastern Shore, get Paul Touart's books on the Architectural Histories of Somerset and Worcester County.    
Somerset - an Architectural History - by Paul Touart Somerset: An Architectural History - by Paul Baker Touart
Comprehensive view of historic homes in Somerset County, Maryland,  complete with photos and detailed information on County history and style of architecture.  

Available through The Somerset County Historical Trust.
(410)-621-0030.  Email for more information.   


Along the Seaboard Side - by Paul Touart Along the Seaboard Side: An Architectural History of Worcester County - by Paul Baker Touart
Comprehensive view of historic homes and architecture in Worcester County, Maryland. Many photos.

Available through the Worcester County Commissioner's Office (410) 632-1194.  Also available at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum (410) 632-2032  Email for more information

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