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Riverdale Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Town of Riverdale Park

Anacostia Trails Heritage Area

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2021
1. The Town of Riverdale Park Marker
Inscription.  
Welcome to the Town of Riverdale Park
Formally incorporated in 1920, the Town of Riverdale Park derives its name from historic Riversdale plantation. Riversdale mansion still stands today, surrounded by the community that grew up around it.

A visit to Riverdale Park is a delightful journey through Maryland history. Town Center, the historic business district, features shops and attractions including a replica of a vintage B&O train station.

In addition to Riversdale mansion, several homes are listed on the Maryland Historical Trust's Register of Historic Places.

Enjoy your visit to Riverdale Park. Experience our community pride and our Maryland heritage. It is a nice place to visit and a great place to live!

1. Town Center
Enjoy shops and resturants in a quaint historic setting.
Distance: 5 minute walk

2. MARC Rail Station
This functioning MARC station is a replica of the original B&O train station that served Riverdale Park for many years.
Distance: 5 minute walk

3. Calvert Memorial Park
Calvert
The Town of Riverdale Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2021
2. The Town of Riverdale Park Marker
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Family Cemetery
Distance: 5 minute walk

4. Riversdale Mansion
The restored mansion is open for tours two days a week, or by appointment.
(301) 864-0420
Distance: 12 minute walk

5. Municipal Government Center
Police, Town Office and Public Works
(301) 927-6381
Distance: 17 minute walk

6. Northeast Branch Trail
Part of the Anacostia Tributary Trails system. Appropriate for hiking, running and biking.
Distance: 20 minute walk

7. American Center for Physics
Within driving distance

🏠 Historic Homes and Buildings
Architectural styles of Riverdale Park's private homes vary widely and include large Victorians, cozy cottages and post-war bungalows. There are also many examples of early 20th century Sears "Honor-Bilt Modern Homes."
Estimated length of walking tour is 45 minutes

 
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location.
The Town of Riverdale Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2021
3. The Town of Riverdale Park Marker
38° 57.819′ N, 76° 56.348′ W. Marker is in Riverdale Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) just south of East-West Highway (Maryland Route 410), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6211 Baltimore Ave, Riverdale MD 20737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riversdale (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvert Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Plantation to Suburb; a Community Grows (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Town of Riverdale Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhode Island Ave Trolley Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eternal Tribute (approx. Ό mile away); The Harry Smith House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 8, 2022