HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF 18TH CENTURY CHESTERTOWN AT THE TEA PARTY FESTIVAL
Learn about what life really would have been like for a merchant, a slave or a child in Chestertown in 1774! As part of the Tea Party annual festivities, guided walking tours of Chestertown’s historic district are offered to the public. The tours bring the 18th century to life by using colonial houses and public buildings as a way to tell funny, exciting, and always true stories, historical accounts and anecdotes about Chestertown’s lively past as an official port of London.
The tour lasts 45 minutes, and is suitable for adults and families with children over 8 years of age. Lead by costumed docents, the tour covers several blocks and addresses topics as varied and compelling as colonial medicine and the healing power of leeches, clothing and the “evil weed” tobacco, Chestertown’s 18th century ‘pig problem’, and what really WAS the secret ingredient in the White Swan Tavern’ s punch.
Ticket sales for the walking tours will be offered the day of the Tea Party Festival at the Festival’s information booth. No pre-registration required.
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