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Back-Country Tours

1 Day

  • Carroll County Farm Museum
  • Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
  • Union Mills Homestead & Grist Mill

Imagine rural farm life in the 19th Century as you arrive at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Lively history is on the mind of the costumed guide as she escorts the group through the main house. Self-directed choices abound on the grounds of the 140-acre site, and a stroll in the old-fashioned garden may follow. Craft demonstrations may include pottery, wood carving, or quilting in the old dormitory.

A glorious contrast is the antebellum elegance embodied at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel. Nestled in historic Taneytown, this award winning mansion will tickle and entice your decorating instincts. The grand images are a wonderful introduction to the specially prepared and served luncheon with all the trimmings that will complete your visit to this restored plantation. (Low heels are requested due to the historic preservation).

Union and Confederate soldiers camped on the grounds and alongside the Big Pipe Creek of the Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill. Retrace the steps of history as you tour the 1797 Homestead which was home to six generations of the Maryland Shriver family – a family that believed in throwing nothing away! The miller then invoked the technology of 19th century industry with the faithfully restored undershot wheel and mill. Recipes and stone ground flour are available at the gift shop.

6.5 hrs.

 

Classic Country Tours

1 Day

  • Union Mills Homestead & Grist Mill
  • Carroll County Farm Museum
  • Picnic Lunch at the Carroll County Farm Museum
  • Historical Society of Carroll County

Union and Confederate soldiers camped on the grounds and alongside the Big Pipe Creek at the Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill. Retrace the steps of history as you tour the 1797 Homestead which was home for six generations of the Maryland Shriver family, then watch 19th-century technology at the restored mill, and take home some stone-ground flour from the gift shop.

Imagine rural farm life in the 19th Century as you arrive at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Lively history is on the mind of the costumed guide as she escorts the group through the main house. Self-directed choices abound on the grounds of the 140-acre site, and a stroll in the old-fashioned garden may follow. Craft demonstrations may include pottery, wood carving, or quilting in the old dormitory.

Kountry Kafe and Katering has prepared a special box lunch filled with tasty sandwiches, pasta salad, and assorted goodies to complement the ambience of a relaxing lunch in the country.

Complete your day with the Historical Society of Carroll County. The campus offers a look at town life in the early 1800s through a guided tour of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House (1807) and Gardens. Antiquities and artifacts from days gone by abound in the Shriver-Weybright Gallery. You can even find some things from Francis Scott Key among the treasures and don’t miss The Shop at Cockey’s.

6 hrs.

 

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