Antrim 1844

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Discover Antrim 1844, which was a quintessential Greek Revival Mansion named after the McKaleb’s ancestral home in County Antrim, Ireland.

Antrim 1844 was constructed in the years leading up to the Civil War, when many settlers from around the world began expanding into the Old American West.

Antrim 1844 was 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 family’s 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 the Attorney General of Maryland and was appointed as the 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.

In 1987, Dorothy and Richard Mollett saw Antrim for the first time and instantly fell in love with the property and its rich history. After purchasing Antrim, Dort and Richard's mission was to restore the property to its original splendor. In October of 1988, Antrim 1844's mansion opened its first and second floors as a bed and breakfast with four handsome guestrooms; a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of life within close proximity to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Over the last 30 years, Dort and Richard have restored, expanded, constructed, and reconstructed many different aspects of the property. With the purchase of five additional houses on the adjoining Mill Avenue, Antrim 1844 currently enjoys the distinguished honor of serving as a luxurious, 40-room boutique hotel with an award-winning fine dining restaurant and expansive wine cellar.

Antrim 1844 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

  • About the Architecture +
    Antrim 1844 was 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. 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.
  • History Mystery +
    Which historic hotel was originally the home of Harry Morris Clabaugh? 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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