Kitty Knight House

The Historic Kitty Knight House

The Historica Kitty Knight House on the Sassafras is back in action

Those who cruise along the Sassafras River, a tributary of the upper Chesapeake Bay, will find that the historic Kitty Knight House is open again serving drinks, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.

A colonial American heroine, Miss Kitty Knight, was credited with saving part of Georgetown, Maryland, during the War of 1812. Her brave appeal persuaded Admiral Cockburn to spare several houses from burning, including the house that now bears her name, which she purchased later. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Knight, both prominent and active citizens of the area. Her uncle served in the General Assembly and was a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Sueann Hall purchased the Kitty Knight House, circa 1755, in May from Ford Hall and Ralph Hall. Ralph Hall owns the adjacent Georgetown Yacht Basin. Renovations since then have included resurfacing the dining deck overlooking the Sassafras and removal of a wall to provide more spacious dining. Sueann, who has waitressing and bartending experience, owns a legal staffing company in Delaware.

She and friends frequented the Kitty Knight House prior to its closing. “It became someplace special to me,” she says. “I have felt very warmly received, and people have been so gracious in offering assistance and help.” The Kitty Knight House is open daily from 11 AM to 11 PM.

The historic inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore located on the Maryland 213 scenic byway between Chesapeake City and Chestertown. The heritage at the Inn is unique. There’s offering a colonial tavern, fun events, and a deck bar plus dining overlooking the Sassafras River.

Additionally, the Kitty Knight Inn has 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms. There are five king bed rooms, five queens, and one double twin, all having ensuite bathrooms. Some have views facing the Sassafras River, room one even has a private deck. The atmosphere of the rooms is quaint, comfortable, and very laid back.

All rooms feature ceiling fans, luxurious mattresses for comfortable sleeping, central air conditioning, plush bath towels & amenities, and luxurious furnishings and decor with solid brass amenities.

By Chris Knauss, Southern Boating October 2018

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