Rockland buffet and tour announced

Preservation Maryland invites you to a

Buffet Luncheon and Tour of Rockland
9030 Sharpsburg Pike in Fairplay, Maryland
Saturday, April 19, 2008
1:00-3:00 pm
$25 per person

Please RSVP to Jessica Bentz at 410-685-2886 or by April 14th


Rockland is a three-story stone Federal-style house built in 1803 by Colonel Frisby Tilghman (1773-1847), son of Maryland’s first Attorney General. Originally over 1,100 acres, Rockland was the largest slave holding estate in Washington County. In 1827, slave James W.C. Pennington escaped from Rockland and later wrote his autobiography, The Fugitive Blacksmith. Rockland is on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Sites and is designated an official site of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

See official invitation (pdf) for directions.