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Powel House & Garden

One of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the United States, the Powel House was built in 1765.


Elizabeth Willing Powel, wife of Samuel Powel, didn’t just entertain the political elite with lavish meals; she had a strong voice and became one of Washington’s closest confidants during his presidency, advising him on issues both personal and political.

Famous visitors during the Powel residency included George & Martha Washington, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette and John Adams, who wrote of his enjoyment of a "most sinful feast" after a particular visit. 

"... a most sinful feast again! Everything which could delight the eye or allure the taste...." -John Adams

The Garden

Our 18th century garden with period plants and trees can accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated dinner with a tent reservation. 

 Important Note: For all seated parties over fifty 50 people and standing cocktail parties over 75 people we do require that a rain-hold is placed on a tent.  The tenting reservation fee is separate from our mansion rental fee and is not included in our base rental costs.  Tenting estimates can be obtained by contacting our exclusive tenting company, Ocean Tents

The Ballroom

The 2nd floor ballroom may be used for seated luncheons or dinners of not more than fifty (50) people. Cocktail receptions of not more than seventy-five (75) people can utilize rooms on both the 1st & 2nd floors. There are no exceptions for these numbers.

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