Street Address
117 Elizabeth St
Salisbury, MD 21801
Mailing Address
117 Elizabeth St
Salisbury, MD 21801
Free on 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
All other times by appt and $3.00 pp
Free admission on Sunday.
Museum Type(s)
Nancy Marasco, Curator
phone: 410-749-1776


Poplar Hill Mansion is open for tours on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 1 - 4 p.m. Come hear the stories of the families who lived here and learn about the history of the last 200 years. Admission is free on those Sundays and for the annual Yuletide Open House. Other tours (by appointment) are $3.00 per person.

Poplar Hill Mansion was built as the manor house of a farm outside the small eighteenth century town of Salisbury,which had slowly expanded since 1732 from a port landing site at the head of the Wicomico River, more than a half mile away. Construction was begun by Major Levin Handy, originally from Newport, Rhode Island. In 1795 the Major took out a deed for 357 acres of the original 700 acre land patent called "Pembertons Good Will." The house Handy began in 1795-96 was an ambitious Federal-style structure, outdistancing most buildings in the area in size and fine detail.

The Mansion is available to rent for your special occasion.


The Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the fostering and perpetuation of the Federal Period heritage of Poplar Hill Mansion, a public property located in Salisbury, Maryland, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Artifacts Collections

Clara Gunby (Huffington) collection of fine oil paintings and family heirlooms.


Quarterly newsletter, "Handy's Memo"