Welcome to Sumner Hall!  Located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Sumner Hall is one of only two existing African-American G.A.R. buildings still standing in the United States. Built circa 1908 and fully restored in 2014, it serves today as a museum, community center, performance space, and gallery.


Thank you!

Many thanks to the sponsors, organizations and visitors who came to Sumner Hall and attended events and exhibits throughout Kent County.

After its seven-week stay at Sumner Hall The Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, The Way We Worked, is on its way to the Carroll County Farm Museum.  However, as noted on our calendar, several local exhibitions around the community – including our own The Way We Worked in Kent County, will be displayed for a few more weeks.

Please note that Sumner Hall will have a limited schedule until the end of June to ready the building for future exhibitions.


Sumner Hall on WBOC
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