The Historical Society of Harford County is offering an Historic House Tour of the Elberton Hill Farm in Darlington from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3. Here are the details:
Our next Historic House Tour will take place this coming Sunday with The Hopkins family of Elberton Hill Farm from 1-4PM. Vistors will be will welcomed to the historic Hopkins-Bayless house, grounds and outbuildings in Darlington, MD. ( http://
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The house stands on a part of the tract called Elberton or El Briton, from which several of the surrounding farms were formed. In 1868, Hannah R. Hopkins and James C. Worthington sold a farm containing 94 acres to Samuel M. Bayless. It is believed that the present dwelling has sections dating to 1840 with other features dating to the 1870s. Most recently, the farm has been home to the Hopkins family’s thoroughbred racing and breeding interests. Some of the farm’s best-known runners included Aberfoyle, winner of the 1997 Maryland Million Sprint, and Elberton, winner of the 2001 Maryland Million Turf.
Admission is free but we ask a donation of at least $5 per person for the tour. Reservations are not required but it would be appreciated. Please call HSHC at 410-838-7691 if you plan to take the tour. All proceeds go toward the Old Bel Air Post Office Building (now home to The HIstorical Society of Harford County) Restoration Campaign.