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Finding its place in the American Association of Museums and in the National Register of Historic Places, Sully Historic Site is a beautiful attractions in Chantilly. Often known as Sully Plantation, this site now comprises of approximately 120 acres, including outbuildings, slave gardens and a historical park. The site's historic importance talks about the then owner Richard Bland Lee, which is very evident in the property's displays.
Richland was built in 1893 for a local farmer named Robert Murray Cheston by the Virginia-based architecture firm, Noland and de Saussure. Drawing inspiration from both Colonial Revival as well as Queen Anne styles of architecture, the house came under the ownership of the Heimbuch family in 1996 who used its expansive land as a winery with vineyards. Now known as the Thanksgiving Farm Winery, the site was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
The idea behind the founding of Columbia, Maryland, was to create a city that was planned to stay away from the harried development and urban sprawl that dominated the rest of the Howard County; and also to create a community free of any discrimination based on race, income, or religion. Built over land acquired by James W Rouse and the Rouse Company, Columbia was opened to the public in 1967, and has since then prospered as a census-designated place. Today, Columbia is comprises several villages and towns, Wilde Lake being the first village to be developed. Columbia has a lot to offer visitors, especially music fans, with venues like the popular Merriweather Post Pavilion hosting musicians from all over the country.
The Owensville Historic District is an area comprising of 27 historic buildings which date back to 1791. The district shows a mix of the Italianate and Gothic Revival style of architecture. Owing to its rich history, it was put up in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
The oldest surviving home in the county, Rippon Lodge was built in the 1740s by Richard Blackburn. Named after Blackburn's birthplace, Rippon in England, the Lodge served as a tobacco plantation which was replete with its own port. Covering about 40 acres (16 hectares) of land, the Rippon Lodge is marvellous example of 17th century architecture. The property governed by Prince William County is open to public between May and October, Thursdays through Sundays.
Located on the top of a hill, this lovely shrine is dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can sit and relax enjoying the amazing views around you. This place also offer a number trails through the nearby woods where you can explore some hidden treasures and witness spectacular views of the surrounding area. Based within the St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, the Shrine of St. Anthony is a peaceful site you should definitely visit in Ellicott City.