St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Arrival of Governor Copley
Van Sweringen's Council Chamber Inn
The Private lodging house run by Dutch Settler Garrett Van Sweringen offered the finest lodgings in early Maryland. In the 1670s, he refurbished a standing building, added brick veneer and chimneys and opened a “private lodging house” that appealed to the colony's elite. To learn more about the fascinating history and archaeology of this unique site, continue walking along Aldermanbury Street until you reach the exhibit entrance at the orientation pavilion.
Location. 38° 11.11′ N, 76° 26.044′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Touch for map. Marker is along the walkway named Aldermanbury Street on the grounds Historic St. Mary’s City Museum of History and Archeology. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mathias de Sousa (within shouting distance of this marker); In 1648 Margaret Brent Asks for “Vote...And Voyce” (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovering Layers of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Upon This Shore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonard Calvert (about 600 feet away); St. Mary’s City (about 600 feet away); Governing (about 700 feet away); Sharing Land and Legacy (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.