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Antrim 1844


    Antrim 1844
 in Taneytown
    Antrim 1844
 in Taneytown

History Mystery

Which historic hotel’s restaurant has over 20,000 bottles of wine in its wine cellar?

If you guessed Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 in Tarrytown, Maryland, you guessed correctly!

The restaurant boasts a wine cellar with over 20,000 bottles representing over 2,700 renowned selections from famed wine regions around the world. The restaurant has been a culinary destination for over two decades with exquisite ingredient driven cuisine. The restaurant is on site at this historic hotel, which is located at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains in Central Maryland. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Antrim 1844 is the perfect location for romantic getaways, exquisite fine dining, elegant weddings, and so much more.



Which historic hotel was originally the home of Harry Morris Clabaugh, elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1903?

If you guessed Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, Maryland, you guessed correctly!

Originally built by Col. Andrew Ege (1813-1876) on land inherited by his wife, Margaret, from her father Major John McKaleb. This magnificent estate was named in honor of the McKaleb's family ancestral home in County Antrim, Ireland. Truly an American treasure, Antrim 1844 exemplifies a quintessential Greek Revival Mansion with historic influences.

George Washington Clabaugh bought Antrim 1844 in 1873. His son, Harry Morris Clabaugh, was elected Attorney General Maryland and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt in 1903. Miraculously, most of the original outbuildings, the Carriage House, the Ice House, the Post House, the Summer Kitchen, the Brick Kitchen, the Overseer's Wing, the Barn, the Spring House, and even the brick double-sided Outhouse, are still intact today. Located just 15 minutes from Gettysburg, Antrim 1844 is the perfect location for romantic getaways, exquisite fine dining, elegant weddings, family reunions, corporate meetings, retreats, and more.


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