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

Events for 2024

February 8th at 11:30. Come enjoy one of our most popular teas of the year, the Sweetheart Tea. The menu will include Tomato Bisque, Cucumber Sandwiches, Radish and Herbed Butter Sandwiches, Roast Beef Sandwiches, Deviled Eggs, Cherry Almond Scones with jam and clotted cream, Chocolate Raspberry Sandwiches, Cake Pops, Sweetheart Sugar Cookies, and of course Lady Grey Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $25.00 per person. RSVP is required and seating is very limited. Please email with the names of those in your party to RSVP.

May 5th 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, period dancing from the Dover Dancers, educational displays from local nonprofits and historical societies, a children’s activity area with crafts and games, and a May Pole to celebrate May Day. There will also be a 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.

May 16th at 11:30. Come to Poplar Hill Mansion for a special tea as we celebrate the the most famous series in horse racing, the Triple Crown. Don your best Horse Racing Hat and join us for some food favorites from each state of the Triple Crown: Kentucky, Maryland, and New York. Menu includes Crown of Broccoli Cream Soup, Hot Brown Bites, Chicken Salad Cups, Pastrami Tea Sandwiches, Cucumber Sandwiches, Triple Berry Scones with jam and clotted cream, Derby Day Pie, Black Eyed Susan Cookies, and Mini Cheesecakes, all while sipping hot tea. There will be a special prize for best hat. Cost is $25.00 per person. RSVP is required and seating is very limited. Please email with the names of those in your party to RSVP.

July 2oth from 12:00-3:00. Don’t worry about beach traffic and join us for an afternoon of sunshine, laughter, and splashing good times as we transform our backyard into a wet and wild wonderland! Bring your favorite inflatable pool, water toys, and floats to create a one-of-a-kind, personalized pool party experience. This unique event encourages community fun and creativity, allowing you to: Set up your own inflatable pool to cool off and relax; Enjoy friendly competitions of cornhole, family friendly ax throwing, and other outdoor games; Delight in refreshing treats and drinks to beat the summer heat; and Socialize with friends and fellow pool party enthusiasts. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, towels, chairs and snacks to make the most of this unforgettable afternoon. Get ready for a splash-tastic time at our Bring Your Own Pool Party – where the fun is all up to you! This is a FREE family friendly event, but donations are welcome and strongly encouraged. Dogs are welcome! All children MUST be accompanied by and adult. All participants must sign a waiver when they check-in releasing Poplar Hill Mansion, the City of Salisbury, and the Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion from any and all liabilities.

September 19th at 11:30. Come celebrate the return of crisp autumn days and the smell of pumpkin spice. The menu will feature Butternut Squash Soup, Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Turkey Arugula Tea Sandwiches, Homemade Apple Pie Scones, Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake, Caramel Apple Cupcakes, and Lady Grey Tea. Bring a friend to this fun event! Cost is $25.00 per person. RSVP is required and seating is very limited. Please email with the names of those in your party to RSVP.

October 25th 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! This year we have Delmarva Spirit Hunters conducting a paranormal investigation on the second floor all night! We are also have our Ghoulish Game Room where you can play BOOllete, Trick or Treat Twenty-one, Wheel of Terror, and Dreadful Drinko to win prizes. Prize for best costume, see the house fully decorated in creepy elegance, dance the night away with Halloween favorites like the limbo, outdoor movie on our jumbo screen, light refreshments, and storytelling from Andy Nunez, paranormal expert extraordinaire and author of the Ghosts of the Eastern Shore series. Suggested donation of $5.00 per person at the door. No RSVP required. Adult audience only, for ages +18 and over. No actual money is exchanged during the games; it is for fun and entertainment purposes only.

October 26th at 12:00-2:00. 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 26th 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 8th 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 14th from 12:00-4:00. 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.