Welcome to Sumner Hall!  Located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this is one of two existing African American G.A.R. buildings still standing in the United States and the only one offering regular programs.  Built circa 1908 and fully restored in 2014, it serves today as a museum, education site, performance stage, social hall, gallery and community center.  Sumner Hall is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, funded by donations and memberships.

Sumner Hall is open each Saturday of the year from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – unless otherwise noted here on our website.  We are pleased to open the museum other times by appointment. Contact us at info@sumnerhall.org to make an arrangement.

LEGACY DAY was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended Legacy Day we hope you had as much fun as we did. Feel free to visit Sumner Hall any Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Do not forget to check our calendar to learn about future events. Pictures from Legacy Day will be uploaded on the website soon!

See our current exhibit on display at Sumner Hall! Click Here!

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