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“EXETER” Open House Tours
August 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Exeter is one of the oldest remaining structures in the southern part of Caroline County, dating back to around 1800. Many of its early residents were millers who worked in the grist mill across the road on the Marshy Hope Creek.
Robert and Mary B. Holt of Federalsburg purchased the house on 408 Old Denton Road in 1967 and over time restored the structure back to its original appearance. Upon extensive research and application, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. A major renovation project began in late 2002. The building never has had indoor plumbing and only during this time was electricity introduced to the first floor.
In December of 2011, the property was deeded to the Federalsburg Historical Society by the Holt Family Trust. It was always Mary Holt’s dream to open Exeter to the public as a museum. While the house still needs some renovation, FHS plans to hold four Saturday open houses: on July 18, August 15, September 19 and October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Docents will be available. For further information or for other tour opportunities, call Wendy Garner at 410-754-3074.