Mount Aventine at Chapman State Park

November 30, 2013

Mount AventineDecember 7th and 8th    11 am – 4 pm

The sounds of season are alive at Mount Aventine at Chapman State Park December 7th and 8th. Visitors are invited to tour the grounds and enjoy holiday treats in the house which is decorated for the holidays.

Located on 2200 unspoiled acres in Chapman State Park with commanding views of the Potomac, Mount Aventine is one Charles County’s most important antebellum houses. Its story and the tales related to the land on which it sits are long and complex.

For several thousand years before the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans inhabited the area. Then in 1608, Captain John Smith passed through during his exploration of the Potomac River. On the voyage he identified various tribal settlements. Maps of the area that date to 1673 show Native American longhouses on what is now park property.

Special performances are scheduled throughout the two-day event: December 7th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm “Rosewood” Recorder Duo, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm McDonough Renaissance Madrigal Choir, December 8th 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Good Samaritan Handbell Choir.

It is located 3452 Ferry Place; Indian Head, MD 20640. For more information please visit  www.charlescountyholidaytrail.com.

Suggested donation $5 per car.

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