Glen Burnie Historic House is surrounded by six acres of beautiful formal
gardens and furnished with the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century
antiques, paintings and decorative objects collected by art connoisseur
Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910-1992). The site traces its historic
significance to Col. James Wood, who settled on this land in the
early 1700s and then donated portions of his homestead to establish
the city of Winchester in 1744. In 1997, the site was opened as a museum,
with the house presented exactly as furnished by Julian Wood Glass
Jr., the last James Wood descendent to live at Glen Burnie. A small
exhibition with a fully-furnished scale model of the house and a
video presentation introduce the site to visitors, who may then
take a docent-led tour of the house. Garden tours are self-guided.*
Glen Burnie is the home of the Museum
of the Shenandoah Valley, designed by Michael Graves and opening
April 3, 2005.
*New in 2005Guided Garden Tours Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.