Prince George's County
Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Prince George’s County, Maryland is named after Prince George of Denmark (1653–1708), the consort of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and the brother of King Christian V of Denmark and Norway. The tour focuses on the central part of the county located on the eastern outskirts of the Capital Beltway. This region consists of Mitchellville, Bowie, Glenn Dale, and Greater Upper Marlboro. Mitchellville is named for a wealthy African-American family, the Mitchells, who owned a large portion of land in this area of the county. Come travel along the roads and byways and explore these sites to learn about the history, charm, culture, and character of central Prince George’s County.
Chair: Jack Thompson, Junior, 301-237-6249. Co-chair: Andi Guard.
Committee Chairs: House and Properties Selection: Jack Thompson, Junior. Flowers: Pamela L. Smart, St. Thomas’ Parish Altar Guild. Publicity: St. Thomas’ Parish. Roadmarking: Bob Guard. Tour Photographer: Tom Buckingham. Script: Jack Thompson, Junior. Treasurer: Iona Harrison.
Special Project: Interior plaster repairs and painting of the exterior and interior of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. St. Thomas’ sits in an ancient, rural setting, located at Croom in Prince George’s County. The church was constructed between 1742 and 1745, and is one of the earliest Episcopal churches in Southern Maryland. It is the burial place of the Calvert Family of Mount Airy. With the adjacent cemetery, St. Simon’s Mission, and St. Simon’s Cemetery, Tayman Tobacco Barn, and the Old Rectory, it forms part of the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish National Register and Prince George’s County Historic District.
Lunch: A delicious box lunch, from St. Thomas’ Parish, including drink and dessert, will be available at Beechwood. Moore’s Plains Boulevard, starting at 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., in the restored tobacco barn, reservations are suggested. The cost is $13.00 per person and your check will guarantee your box lunch of choice. Please mail check, Attention: MHGP Lunch Reservation, payable to St. Thomas’ Parish, 14300 St. Thomas Church Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. Please indicate: Turkey, Ham Salad, Chicken Salad, or Veggie Wrap. There will be additional lunches available for purchase at Beechwood on the day of the tour. Live entertainment will be provided during lunch by the Port Tobacco Pickers—They define traditional bluegrass with a twist.
BALTIMORE: I-695 East towards Glen Burnie. In 1.46 miles merge onto I-97 South, via EXIT 4 on the left towards Annapolis/Bay Bridge. In 9.87 miles merge onto MD-3 South, via EXIT 7 towards MD-32 West/Bowie/ Odenton. In 9.94 miles stay straight onto Crain Highway/US-301 South. In 7.92 miles turn left onto Village Drive. In 0.04 miles immediately turn right onto Old Crain Hwy. In 1.10 miles Site #1 is on the left.
WASHINGTON: I-395 Merge onto I-395 North towards I-695, then in 0.32 miles stay straight going onto Southwest Freeway/I-695 South. Continue to
follow I-695 South, then in 1.94 miles merge onto Anacostia Freeway/ DC-295 North, via EXIT 2B towards US-50. In 0.85 miles take the Pennsylvania
Avenue. East exit, Exit 1A, towards Andrews AFB, then in 0.20 miles merge onto Pennsylvania Avenue (Eventually you will cross into Maryland). In approximately 14.46 miles from DC-295, take Crain Highway/US-301 North towards Baltimore, and then in 0.97 miles turn right onto Marlboro Pike. At the end of Marlboro Pike, at the top of the hill, turn left onto Old Crain Hwy. Site #1 is immediately across and on the right.
FOLLOW PILGRIMAGE GREEN ARROWS AND SIGNS.
Travel northwest on Bell Station Road towards Daisy Lane. In 0.17 miles make a sharp right onto Daisy Lane. In 0.21 miles turn left onto Glenn Dale Blvd/MD-193.
Continue to follow MD-193 to the Baltimore Washington Parkway ramp towards Baltimore or
Washington/ Baltimore Washington Pkwy/MD-295 North to Baltimore or South to Washington D.C. and I95 North or South.
Saint Thomas Parish thanks you for visiting the central part of Prince George’s County and these remarkable properties. We trust you have had an enjoyable experience!