The Mount Aventine manor house, constructed in two phases in 1840 and 1860, is one of Charles County’s most important antebellum houses. The 1840 portion of the structure, designed as a “side passage” house, includes a kitchen wing constructed of cut stone, unique in homes of this period in Southern Maryland. In 1860 the house was expanded to the center hall design you see today. The house and viewshed are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/md/charles/state.html). The property is notable for being one of the few Potomac River plantations essentially retaining its original patent boundaries.
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The park is open dawn to dusk for walk-in visitors; please check the website for special events www.friendsofchapmansp.org
3452 Ferry Place
Indian Head, MD 20640