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c. 1760. 259 Broad St.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)

This Georgian building is the sole survivor of the early settlement of this area, facilitated by travel along the post road between Baltimore and Philadelphia. The stone tavern sits along the east bank of the Susquehanna River, near the site of the ferry established in 1695, linking what later became Perryville and Havre de Grace. Opening as the Ferry House, it was purchased in 1780 by John Rodgers. It became a favorite stopping place for such notable Revolutionary War figures as George Washington and French generals Lafayette and Rochambeau. It was purchased by the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities in 1956 and serves as a museum, telling the stories of period travelers and residents during an important chapter in American history.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "RODGERS TAVERN MUSEUM (RODGERS TAVERN)", [Perryville, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 89-89.

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