This 1703 house is the only Tidewater-style tobacco plantation house still open to the public. The 1760 Chinese Chippendale railing is a marvel, as is the withdrawing room's intricate carving, which is estimated to have taken enslaved African Americans 20 years to complete. The original 19th-century slave quarters are open for visits. Restoration is ongoing at this National Historic Landmark, but the house is fully furnished. The grounds are open year-round for self-guided visits and walks through the formal gardens and along the trails to the Patuxent River. Check the website for special events, including wine festivals and ghost tours. Note: A dock is available; call ahead for a slip. It's a 20-minute walk from the dock to the house.