Rising Sun Inn Historic Tavern and House Museum

1090 Generals Highway
Crownsville, MD


The Rising Sun Inn has been a farmhouse, an Inn and Tavern, a Stagecoach stop, and at the crossroads of American History since 1753. Located at 1090 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, on the famed Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, the Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rising Sun Inn is a monument to rural life in Anne Arundel County and Maryland in the 18th and 19th century and has been an active part of the community for nearly 270 years.

The Rising Sun Inn, built circa 1753 by Edward Baldwin, is a rare example of a framed 18th century planter’s home and a study in 18th century Maryland vernacular architecture featuring architectural details unique to the Chesapeake Bay area. Now owned by the Ann Arundel Chapter, NSDAR, the Inn was a Red Cross Work Center and a Recreation Center for Ft. Meade solders in World War I and II and a Tea House during the intervening years welcoming guests from around the world. Today, the Inn continues to serve the community as a museum open to the public offering historical, cultural, and educational programs.

Whether retracing the steps of American patriots, a family ancestry fan, a teacher with a history lesson in the making, a lover of ghost stories, or a student of 18th and 19th century Americana, the Rising Sun Inn is worth a visit. View the website for more history and information. Open for ticketed special events, posted on website. Rental for private events as available.

Special Events: Posted on website. Rental for private events as available.

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