Email our Curator, Sarah, for information and to RSVP to events:

Events for 2023

March 16th at 11:30. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Poplar Hill Mansion at our Celtic Tea. The menu will feature Cream of Potato Soup, Corned Beef and Cabbage Tea Sandwiches, Cucumber Salad Sandwiches, Irish Meat Pasties, Homemade Matcha-Currant Tea Scones with clotted cream and jam, Lime Shortbread Cookies, Irish Apple Cake, St. Paddy’s Day Bark, and Irish Breakfast Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $25.00 per person and all in attendance will be entered for a chance to win a gift card to the Irish Penny. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

May 7th from 12:00-4:00. Come to the award-winning Annual Poplar Hill Mansion Festival as we celebrate the Federal Period history of Salisbury! The day long festival will include War of 1812 re-enactors: Chesapeake Independent Blues, period music, educational displays from local nonprofits and historical societies, a children’s activity tent with crafts and games, and a May Pole to celebrate May Day. There will also be a tented Market Square with vendors selling handcrafted items. It’s sure to be a fun filled day! Tours of Poplar Hill Mansion will also be available throughout the day and volunteers will be wearing period dress. This is a FREE event with parking located in the Bethesda Methodist Church parking lot on the corner of Division St. and Isabella St. in the Newtown Neighborhood. Festival Program 2022

May 18th at 11:30. Come to Poplar Hill Mansion for a special tea as we celebrate the second leg of the Triple Crown, Maryland’s own Preakness Stakes. Don your best Horse Racing Hat and join us for some Maryland food favorites which will include Cream of Crab Soup, Chicken Salad Cups, Ham on Sweet Potato Biscuits, Cucumber Sandwiches, Black Eyed Susan Scones (Honey Almond), Almost Smith Island Mini Cupcakes, White Potato Pie, and Old Bay Caramel Fudge, all while sipping hot tea. There will be a special prize for best hat. The cost of the tea is $25.00 per person. RSVP is required and seating is very limited.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin & The Underground Railroad on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
September 17th at 2:00The Community Players of Salisbury will present Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Underground Railroad on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The show is presented in a storytelling format, with actors and actresses memorizing word-for-word monologues, dialogues, and narration taken directly from the novel. It also focuses on the key figures of the Underground Railroad on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, some of whom are very
famous, such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, and some of whom are not, such as Henry Cotton, Samuel Green, and Henry Highland Garnet. The production has been financed in part through the Beach to Bay Heritage Area. Tickets for the show are $10 (cash or check at the door). Seating is limited. For reservations, call

September 21st at 11:30. Come enjoy the last day of summer at our Tea By the Sea. Featuring a nautical theme, we want to transport you and your friends to the relaxing sounds of waves upon the shore and the sights of sailboats in the distance. The seafood heavy menu will feature Cream of Crab Soup, Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, Basil-Shrimp Salad Tea Sandwiches, Salmon Quiche, Homemade Cheddar Bay Scones, Sanddollar Cookies, Pina Colada Cupcakes, Lemon Bars, and your choice of utterfly Pea Flower or Lady Grey Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $25.00 per person. RSVP early as seats are very limited.

October 27th at 7:00. Come to one of our most popular events of the year! Spend Halloween weekend in a real haunted house for a fun filled party at Poplar Hill Mansion! Wear costumes, see the house fully decorated in creepy elegance, and take part in some of our activities throughout the night, including dancing (the Halloween Limbo), games, and storytelling from Andy Nunez, paranormal expert extraordinaire and author of the Ghosts of the Eastern Shore series. Prize for Best Costume. Suggested donation of $5.00 per person at the door. No RSVP required. Adult audience only for ages +18 and over.

October 28th at 12:00-3:00. Bring the kids to Poplar Hill Mansion for a new event to have fun this Halloween! Join us for our Jack O’ Lantern Jubilee! See the Mansion fully decorated for Halloween! We will have kid’s games with prizes, paint your own pumpkin, kid’s costume parade with prizes for best costumes, and some other fun surprises. This is a free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult and recommended for children between the ages of 3-10, but all are welcome. Hot dog meals will be available for $3.00 and include a hot dog, bag of chips, and can of soda or bottle of water.

Edgar Allen Poe: Master of Terror
October 28th at 7:00. The Community Players will present Edgar Allan Poe: Master of Terror, a show featuring memorized, word-for-word telling of The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Black Cat, as well as a special presentation of W.W. Jacobs’ story, The Monkey’s Paw. The show is Rated PG-13. Tickets are $10 per person, cash or check. Reservations are strongly encouraged, since space is limited to 50 people. To make reservations, call or text Matt Bogdan, director and producer of the show, at 443-235-3272 or email him at

December 3rd from 12:00-4:00. Come to Poplar Hill Mansion and get in the holiday spirit. See the beautiful floral decorations by the Four Seasons Garden Club. Visit the second floor to see Christmas trees with over 1500 ornaments and more. There will be silent auction items to help raise funds for the Friends of PHM. Home for the Holiday Tea Boxes with Gourmet Tea Pyramid, Scones and Cookies will be available for purchase for $10.00. Admission is free and includes a small cookie bag for each guest.

December 16th from 1:00-4:00. Why go wait in line at the mall to see Santa, when he will be at Poplar Hill Mansion! Bring your children or grandchildren to have peppermint tea, punch, and assorted sweets and have a visit and picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos mailed to your home address. See the house fully decorated for the Holiday Season. Cost: $5.00 per mailing address.