Invite a friend
Jane Austen Cafe
Join fellow Janeites in a lively discussion to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, then enjoy light refreshments.
Advance payment is required by March 1; capacity is limited.
Residents of Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties: $25, Non-Residents: $30
|Where||Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Seniors|
More About Riversdale House Museum
A national landmark, the Riversdale House was built in 1801 by a Flemish aristocrat, Henri Joseph Stier, who had fled from Europe. When Stier returned to Europe two years later, he gave the house to his daughter, Rosalie, and her husband, a member of Maryland's founding family, George Calvert, who completed construction of the house.
It still stands today in the middle of Riverdale Park, and with the help of local volunteers and supporters, the grounds are maintained and renovations are made. There is a community garden on grounds that is open to the public daily, while there are also sponsored events on site.
The house is now a museum which is open to the public on weekend afternoons with an admissions fee. However, private group tours, consisting of 10 or more people, can be requested at anytime with two weeks advanced notice.
Samantha Ferris, spokeswoman for the museum, said that camps are arranged for area children, and that the museum works regularly with Riverdale Elementary School.
Other events here
- Father's Day Tours Sun, Jun 16, 12:15 pm–3:15 pm
- Hands-On History Weeks: Historic Holidays (week 1) Daily, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
- Hands-On History Weeks: Historic Holidays (week 2) Daily, 10:00 am–1:30 pm