The White Swan Tavern will be closed for renovations January - mid-April, 2023.

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The White Swan Tavern

231 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland 21620
E-mail:
Telephone: 410-778-2300  •  Fax: 410-778-4543

White Swan Staff:

Mary Susan Maisel
Heather Allspach
Cheryl Brooks

Erin Cooper
Rebecca Dey


Directions 

From Northern Baltimore and Northern Baltimore suburbs (about one hour and 15 minutes):

Take 95 North/East to the Elkton exit and take 213 South towards Chestertown. In Galena, there is a traffic light at which 213 changes direction; turn right, stay on 213, and proceed into Chestertown. Continue past Washington College toward Chestertown's historic district. Turn right at the traffic light for Cross Street. Go straight through the first traffic signal, then make the next left onto Cannon Street. White Swan parking is just ahead on the left, look for the sign. After parking, follow the White Swan reception sign.

From Baltimore (about one hour and 15 minutes):

Take 97 South to 50 East/301 North and travel over the Bay Bridge. Continue on 50/301 through Kent Island. At the 50/301 split, bear left and stay on 301 toward Wilmington. Five miles north, turn right at the 213 North exit toward Centreville. Follow 213 North for approximately 17 miles to Chestertown. After crossing the Chester River bridge, turn left at the first traffic light onto Cross Street. Go straight through the first traffic signal, then make the next left onto Cannon Street. White Swan parking is just ahead on the left, look for the sign. After parking, follow the White Swan reception sign.

From Washington, D.C. (about one hour and 25 minutes)  and points West:

Take 50 East past Annapolis and travel over the Bay Bridge. Continue on 50/301 through Kent Island. At the 50/301 split, bear left and stay on 301 toward Wilmington. Five miles north, turn right at the 213 North exit toward Centreville. Follow 213 North for approximately 17 miles to Chestertown. After crossing the Chester River bridge, turn left at the first traffic light onto Cross Street. Go straight through the first traffic signal, then make the next left onto Cannon Street. White Swan parking is just ahead on the left, look for the sign. After parking, follow the White Swan reception sign.

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Customer Testimonials

"A lovely place. Everything we had hoped for. Great accommodations.

Thanks!"

"This tavern is a gem! My son and I were welcomed with an elegant afternoon tea in a colonial-era room. Peace, tranquility, warm and welcoming."

"Wonderful staff. Wonderful Inn. 

Thank You!"

"Great stay!  Very charming afternoon tea and an amazing staff - very friendly!"

"Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I felt right at home when I first walked through the door.

Hope to be back soon!"

"My wife and I wish to express to you and the others at The White Swan Tavern how very much we enjoyed our stay and how much we appreciated your generous hospitality. The Tavern is truly a jewel!"

"My wife and I stayed at the Tavern last night and are already planning when we can return. You did a serious, meticulous job of renovation. We want you to know that with us, as well as many others, you have people who appreciate all you have done."

"Beautifully restored and filled with lovely furnishings, topped only by the hospitable staff! Can’t wait for our next visit … and to bring friends!"

"Lovely time with great people. Same room as last time 20+ years ago. Love the dog footprint in brick hearth."

"Our thanks to the staff and the owner for their commitment to maintaining a beautiful historic site!"

"Thanks so much for your historic hospitality. We always enjoy staying here – believe it’s our 3rd time!"

"As an operator of a Bed & Breakfast myself I was interested in the White Swan. Beautiful accommodations. Innkeeper who greeted us was cheerful and helpful. Something I always find the most important quality of a B&B."

"Always wished I could time travel (backward) – White Swan & Chestertown may be as close as I get! An impeccable restoration and wonderful furniture collection (from someone who knows..)."

"A wonderful stay and peaceful night.

Thank you!"

"Great atmosphere and décor! Warm reception & delicious afternoon tea."

"Fantastic step back in time! Loved the décor and the service!"

"Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I felt right at home when I first walked through the door.

Hope to be back soon!"

"Loved staying here. Very cozy and charming."

"Thank you for sheltering two sailors from the storm."

"Delightful as usual."

"Just Fabulous."

"As always… a favorite place to stay."

Lovely setting in a lovely town."