Land Acquisition and Planning

The Maryland Resident Curatorship Program

Ever dreamed of living in an historic house surrounded by beautiful protected State land? Are you interested in becoming a steward of both historic and natural resources? Then the Department of Natural Resources wants you!

Pioneered in 1982, the Maryland Resident Curatorship Program offers lucky Curators the right to lifetime tenancy in an historic property in exchange for restoring it, maintaining it in good condition, and periodically sharing it with the public. From the mountain regions of Western Maryland to Assateague Island, the program has nearly 50 Curatorships in operation, each offering a special glimpse into Maryland’s rich history.

Explore Frequently Asked Questions
and read about our Program Policies.

Take a tour of a Curatorship Property

MD Resident Curatorship Property Tours 

​There Are No Historic Properties Currently ​Available

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For more information, please contact:

Peter Morrill, Curator Program Manager
Land Acquisition & Planning
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave, E-4
Annapolis, MD 21401