Reservations are now being accepted for tours of The Warren Mansion near Furnace Town and Snow Hill, Maryland. Designed and constructed by Frank Algernon Warren in the early 20th century, the home reflects his artistic talents and his connections with nature. Warren, with his wife Mary and their nine children, moved from Pittsburg in 1905 to Snow Hill. He purchased 300 acres of forest land, and built a home patterned after a Spanish Villa – which is still referred to as “The Forest”. The 23-room house made of overlaid with concrete stucco has piqued the interest of locals for years. Many remember being taught by one or more of “the Warren sisters” in area schools.
Five themed tours, organized by Furnace Town Living Heritage Village and conducted by Furnace Town and members of the Warren Family, are being offered for 2015:
June 12 - “The Forest: Sounds and Sights at Twilight and After” will begin at 7:00 pm with a Wine and Cheese reception, followed by a guided House Tour ending at 9:00 pm. Cost per person is $55.00.
June 13 - 2 tours offered. Between 10:30 and Noon visitors will enjoy a tour of the Mansion and an outdoor segment to point out architectural and construction techniques. Cost per person is $30.00. Also on Saturday, between 2:30 and 4:00 pm “The Art of the Mansion” will be highlighted, along with a tour of the home. Cost per person is $40.00.
June 14 - 2 tours offered. Between 1:00 and 2:30 pm there will be a tour of the Mansion, followed by a stroll to the Family Cemetery and a gravesite presentation by Frank Warren. Cost per person is $40.00. The same tour will be repeated between 3:00 and 4:30. Cost per person is $40.00.
Tours are by reservation and pre-payment only. To reserve a tour, contact Furnace Town at 410-632-2032.