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Preserving Maryland history one building at a time

The Herrington Harbour North Historic Village Museum is an effort to preserve local vernacular architecture that would otherwise be lost to development. By touring the village, visitors get a glimpse of life in Maryland during the 1700s to early 1900s. Museum exhibits include:

  • Log Tobacco Barn (1700s), Prince George’s County
  • Log Smokehouse (1820s), Anne Arundel County
  • Log Slave Quarters* (1820s), St Mary’s County
  • Two-Story Log House (1830s), Anne Arundel County 
  • Dairy House (1830s), Anne Arundel County
  • Slave Quarters* (1840s), Anne Arundel County
  • Carriage House (1880s), Calvert County
  • One-room schoolhouse, The Nutwell School (1885), Anne Arundel County
  • Outhouses (1890s), Anne Arundel County
  • African-American Meeting House (1895), Anne Arundel County
  • Corn House (1910), Anne Arundel County
  • Polling House* (1930s), Anne Arundel County
  • Russian Orthodox Chapel (1940), Calvert County
    *Currently under renovation

The Herrington Harbour North Historic Village Museum is privately funded by E. Steuart Chaney and S. Hamilton Chaney, who share an affinity for saving historic buildings ⎼ often just in the nick of time. In honor of his great-aunt, Steuart saved the one-room schoolhouse from being demolished for a new home. His great-aunt, who taught there, commuted weekly by horseback. Hamilton was driving on Route 2 when he jumped out to rescue the 1910 corn house from a bulldozer headed its way. The museum does not charge admission, as stated by Steuart, “We never started this for the profits. We started to do this to preserve a piece of history that’s part of our local heritage”. If you have a building destined to be lost, please contact us at 410-867-4343 or

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Open daily for self-guided tours. Interactive tours and demonstrations by the Deale Area Historical Society are available 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays from May to October and other times by appointment. To make an appointment, please call 410-279-2078.


Herrington Harbour North Marina Resort
389 Deale Road, Tracey’s Landing, MD 20779

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7149 Lake Shore Drive
North Beach, MD 20714
P.O. Box 40, 389 Deale Road
Tracey’s Landing, MD 20779
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