Dr. Dodson House offers five-star hospitality and an in-town location just one house from the harbor and steps from popular Talbot Street with its interesting shops and fabulous restaurants. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square are nearby, in addition to numerous in-town parks. Muskrat Park, a block away, has been recently renovated with gorgeous plantings and brick walkways, and hosts the Saturday morning local farmer's market in season. The inn was built in 1799 by Samuel Harrison, and began life as a tavern and the town's first post office. History buffs will appreciate its original features, including doors, woodwork, fireplaces, and wavy glass.
When you stay at Dr. Dodson House Bed & Breakfast, you will notice the difference in the attention to detail. 2014 marks the 21st year that our guests have been warmly welcomed and pampered during their stay. We encourage you to click on the link below to tripadvisor reviews so that you can read what our guests have to say. We love seeing everyone relax and enjoy the town and want them to return home with fond memories of their visit.
In 1872 Sarah Louisa Bruff doubled the size of the original brick structure and added a spectacular two story porch. The house remains one of the best preserved examples of federal period architecture in the historic district and is featured on both the St. Mary's Square Museum walking tour map and the Talbot County Historical Society's Frederick Douglass site map. In his autobiography, Frederick Douglass describes his visit to the house in 1877, where
Enter St. Michaels on Talbot Street. Make a Right on Cherry Street and we are on your right just past Locust Street.