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.

September 21st at 7 pm marks the start our 2nd annual African American Legacy and Heritage in Jazz, Blues, and Gospel concert series. We are proud to welcome The Bratcher Project back to the Sumner Stage. We hope you will be able to join us!

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

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