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About Whitehall

Whitehall stands proudly along the banks of Meredith Creek, Whitehall Creek and Whitehall Bay. The grounds consist of 135 acres of sprawling lawns and fields. This beautifully and lovingly restored National Historic Landmark offers an unparalleled backdrop for your one-of-a- kind meetings, weddings, corporate receptions and private celebrations.

Designed by the same architect who designed the iconic Maryland State House, Whitehall stands as the finest example of Palladian architecture in the country and was the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in the state of Maryland. The house showcases a collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques.

Whitehall’s grounds will be made available for weddings and other events, though the parties will have to be held outside to minimize wear and tear on the historic home. However, the interior of the home may be used for unique bridal and wedding party photographs.


A historic waterfront estate for weddings & events

Maryland’s Story Starts Here

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                    uilt in 1764 before the start of the American Revolution, Whitehall                               was home to Horatio Sharpe, the last Provincial Governor of 
                    Maryland. The house stands as the finest example of Palladian architecture in the country and was the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in the state of Maryland.

Whitehall remains remarkably preserved with over 135 acres of gardens, fields and park lands. The house is set on a mile and a half of Chesapeake Bay shoreline and is one of the last significant open waterfront spaces in Annapolis.

Whitehall is owned and operated by a non-profit foundation whose mission is to preserve the house and grounds. Restoration efforts on the property are ongoing.




Built in 1764 before the start of the American Revolution, Whitehall was home to Horatio Sharpe, the last Provincial Governor of Maryland. The house stands as the finest example of Palladian architecture in the country and was the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in the state of Maryland.

Whitehall remains remarkably preserved with over 135 acres of gardens, fields and park lands. The house is set on a mile and a half of Chesapeake Bay shoreline and is one of the last significant open waterfront spaces in Annapolis.

Whitehall is owned and operated by a non-profit foundation whose mission is to preserve the house and grounds. Restoration efforts on the property are ongoing.




Learn more about weddings & events at Whithall

THE TIMELINE

1765

The construction of Whitehall began in 1764 by its original owner, Horatio Sharpe, a provincial governor of Maryland. Governor Sharpe originally intended to use the home for entertaining. Ultimately, Sharpe didn’t spend much time there; with the Revolutionary War looming, he left Maryland for England, where he died in 1790

In the Beginning 

1800s

After Sharpe’s departure, Whitehall was owned by the Ridout family for more than a century. The Ridout family cemetery remains on the property.

After the Revolutionary War 

View the National Historic Landmark documents at the Maryland State Archives 

1800

Purchased in 1946 and lovingly restored to its historical roots by Charles Scarlett, the property is returning to it’s original roots as a place to entertain.

A New Century

2000

Mr. Scarlett made it his life work to return Whitehall to it's historic roots. Painstakingly researching all aspects of the home and the period. He removed the second story addition and Whitehall stands today as it looked in 1764. Mr. Scarlett passed away in 1997. His family foundation owns and operates Whitehall today. They want to share the treasure with others and honor his memory with a commitment to preservation.

Another New Century

2015

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1962, Whitehall “possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States” 


National Historic Landmark

The Brandywine Foundation, which owns and operates Whitehall, is proud to announce that beginning in 2015, Whitehall will be made available, on a limited basis, for weddings and corporate events. Making it once again, the place to entertain.

Once Again, a Great Place to Entertain