4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544; Fax 301-927-3498
See a Slide Show of Riversdale House Museum or
take a photo tour by clicking on the photos below to see a larger version of the image. You can also check out the Riversdale Floorplan.
Riversdale House Museum north facade in summer.
Riversdale House Museum exterior with Riversdale Dependency in view to the left.
South portico of the Riversdale House Museum.
A closeup of the portico columns.
The south side of Riversdale with the antique cannon, one of four brought to the colony of Maryland on the ship, the Ark.
A view of the interpretive garden, dedicated to Elizabeth Graefe Gossett, where a variety of both food crops and flowers are cultivated.
Riversdale Dependency Building – contains a working kitchen and an exhibit area recounting the experiences of Adam Plummer and other slaves at Riversdale.
Members of the Kitchen Guild demonstrate foodways in the Dependency kitchen.
Riversdale House Museum Foyer.
Riversdale House Museum dining room with period style furniture and antiques.
The dining table set for dinner.
The dining room lit by candlelight.
A view into the Pantry.
The study features antique French hand-blocked wallpaper.
A view of the Grand Salon.
Calvert family furniture in the Parlor.
Detail view of antique piano in the Parlor.
Detail view of trim in the Parlor.
An elegant, sweeping staircase leading to the second floor of the museum is adorned with a statue of the Greek goddess Hygeia.
Close-up of the staircase statue.
The west wing features a crystal chandelier and portraits of the six Lords Baltimore.
The east wing arranged for a meeting.
Detail view of the Riversdale Catering Kitchen.
Riversdale volunteers reenact the Battle of Bladensburg in the War of 1812. They perform demonstrations, drills, and representations of military camp life.
A Riversdale volunteer during the reenactment the Battle of Bladensburg.
Riversdale volunteers during the reenactment the Battle of Bladensburg.
Riversdale volunteers, portraying Rosalie Calvert and friends, sit on the portico.
Re-created War of 1812 soldiers' camp.
Painting, done by Gilbert Stuart, of George Calvert, a planter and state legistator, who married Rosalie Stier in 1799. Courtesy Maryland Historical Society
Painting, done by Gilbert Stuart, of Rosalie Stier Calvert and her daughter Caroline. Courtesy Maryland Historical Society
Matthew Brady photo of the Calverts' son, Charles Benedict, the founder of the University of Maryland, College Park.