Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness

Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness Open for tours by appointment only. Groups of 15 minimum.
In 1955, John and Sara Walton purchased the house and property from the Arch-Diocese of Washington. In 1988, The Walton Foundation, Inc. was formed and the house opened for tours as a historic house museum in 1991.
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Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness (a.k.a. just simply "His Lordship's Kindness") is widely recognized as one of the finest examples of 18th century five-part Georgian architecture in America. It is one of only three (3) historic structures in Prince George's County, Maryland to receive the prestigious honor of being designated a "National Historic Landmark." Since 1995, the John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation, Inc. owns, maintains and operates Poplar Hill as a historic house museum and educational facility. The John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) private foundation created in 1988 by the late John M. Walton, Sr. and his wife Sara R. Walton for the expressed purpose of providing for the perpetual preservation of Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness and for its ongoing operation as an educational museum facility.

Mission: The mission of His Lordship's Kindness, ca 1785-1787, owned and operated by The John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation, is to preserve and interpret this National Historic Landmark by maintaining its buildings, grounds and collections; by promoting its unique architecture and its family histories through public programs and by sponsoring research to broaden understanding of its role in national and regional history.

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Horse boarding at Poplar Hill $175 per month, per horseSelf-Care Boarding. Stall rentals for new boarders available.
06/21/2018

Horse boarding at Poplar Hill $175 per month, per horse
Self-Care Boarding. Stall rentals for new boarders available.

This historic site is available for tour bookings by appointment only. To schedule a Group Tour, you must have a Minimum...
06/21/2018

This historic site is available for tour bookings by appointment only. To schedule a Group Tour, you must have a Minimum of 12 persons participating.
Send an email inquiry to: [email protected]

06/21/2018

Consider visiting Poplar Hill on His Lordship’s Kindness, an 18th century historic house situated on 7 acres of beautifully landscaped grass fields, holly trees, and wild flowers.

This historic site is available for tour bookings by appointment only. To schedule a Group Tour, you must have a Minimum of 12 persons participating.

Send an email inquiry to: [email protected] or call 301-856-0358. Leave a detailed message and a phone number so we can return your call.

Our next date for group tours is: Saturday, May 12th. Tour times are 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, with the last tour starting at ...
05/05/2018

Our next date for group tours is: Saturday, May 12th. Tour times are 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, with the last tour starting at 2:30 pm
Gather your group of family and friends and come out to enjoy a tour of this historic site, exploring the rooms of the mansion, walks around its lush grounds and walks by its original outbuildings.

Our next date for group tours is: Saturday, May 12th. Tour times are 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, with the last tour starting at ...
05/05/2018

Our next date for group tours is: Saturday, May 12th. Tour times are 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, with the last tour starting at 2:30 pm
Gather your group of family and friends and come out to enjoy a tour of this historic site, exploring the rooms of the mansion, walks around its lush grounds and walks by its original outbuildings.

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05/03/2018

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A beautiful Saturday at Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness
05/03/2018

A beautiful Saturday at Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness

Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness will be open on select Saturdays for group tours. See calendar.
04/22/2018

Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness will be open on select Saturdays for group tours. See calendar.

For information on grant opportunities in Maryland, the page to watch: http://mht.maryland.gov/grants_capital.html
02/12/2013
Maryland Historical Trust

For information on grant opportunities in Maryland, the page to watch: http://mht.maryland.gov/grants_capital.html

The Maryland Historical Trust Capital Historic Preservation Grant Program provides support for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic properties. Although in the past this program held an annual competitive grant round, supported through an annual appropriation from the Maryla...

Interesting article: Historic preservation makes sense, and is good for business - http://jg-tc.com/news/opinion/guest-c...
02/12/2013
GUEST COLUMN: Historic preservation makes sense, and is good for business

Interesting article: Historic preservation makes sense, and is good for business - http://jg-tc.com/news/opinion/guest-column-historic-preservation-makes-sense-and-is-good-for/article_a3c00fc8-73e4-11e2-986b-001a4bcf887a.html

Although it appears News Editor Penny Weaver’s primary objective in her opinion piece of 07 Feb was to find humor in the Shelbyville Chautauqua Auditorium’s name, she has inadvertently opened a forum on how preservation of cultural resources benefits communities, the business arena and individuals t...

06/11/2012
My New Home

Thank you C. J. Wheeler for sharing this beautiful view of life at Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness. The pictures are wonderful.

04/27/2012

Busy working on a grant. Enjoying the process.

04/23/2012

Thank you FB fam for the Likes! B. Floyd, consultant

03/28/2012

We have several peacocks that roam the grounds at Poplar Hill. You can hear them in the background of this recorded video. You also hear the sound of the farm manager mowing the lawn on this day. I recorded this peacock opening up his feathers.

I visited Harmony Hall in July of 2008. It is a beautiful historic site that overlooks the Potomac River. For updated in...
03/28/2012

I visited Harmony Hall in July of 2008. It is a beautiful historic site that overlooks the Potomac River. For updated information on this national landmark check out the National Park Service Web site: http://www.nps.gov/haha/index.htm

Come visit Poplar Hill as part of your summer vacation tours.  Tours of Poplar Hill can be arranged for groups of 15 or ...
03/28/2012

Come visit Poplar Hill as part of your summer vacation tours. Tours of Poplar Hill can be arranged for groups of 15 or more.

Views of the fields at Poplar Hill.
03/28/2012

Views of the fields at Poplar Hill.

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03/28/2012

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The John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation offers beautiful grounds and boarding stables on its historic estate. If you a...
03/23/2012

The John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation offers beautiful grounds and boarding stables on its historic estate. If you are looking for a facility to board your horse, you'll find acres of nature trails, turnout fields, a covered arena, and much more all only 12 miles from the center of Washington, DC.

The horse farm has grass offers fields varying in size from 1 to 5 acres. Depending on the size of the field, turnout is limited to no more than 5 compatible horses to ensure lush grass for grazing. With three stable complexes spread out on the 130-acre horse farm, Poplar Hill is a tranquil environment.

03/23/2012
When was this opened?

When was this opened?

In 1784 Robert Darnall pays David Guisheard of Baltimore for plaster to work in Darnall's house. For years it had been thought that the original mansion of Robert's father, Henry Darnall, III, survived as the present house, and Guisheard's plaster work was believed to represent repairs or modifications to the original "Poplar Hill." However, in 1991 dendrochronological testing was done, and it proved incontrovertibly that the present mansion was built by Robert Darnall and completed in 1786 (to replace the earlier residence built for his father, Henry Darnall, III).

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Exterior and interior images of Poplar Hill
02/25/2012

Exterior and interior images of Poplar Hill

Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness in Clinton, Maryland
02/25/2012

Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness in Clinton, Maryland

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7606 Woodyard Rd
Clinton, MD
20735

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