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to the Ballestone-Stansbury House



Step back in time and experience the Ballestone-Stansbury House, one of the last remaining early farmhouses in the Essex, Maryland area. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the house is open for visitors at various times of the year. The events calendar is frequently updated with information on exciting tours and special events.


Find out more about the history of the Ballestone-Stansbury House.


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Our Mission

The Ballestone Preservation Society was founded to preserve Ballestone-Stansbury House and the collection of American decorative arts (1780-1880) displayed within the interior of the recreated period rooms. The Society also sponsors a variety of special exhibits related to American history, American decorative and applied arts, and the history of the site. In addition to Living History re-enactments, the site also hosts a variety of seasonal events. The Society welcomes all who have a love for American and local history, and an interest in American decorative arts, American social history and community team building and events.