Credit: The Washington Inn and Tavern

Historic 275+ Year-Old Inn in Somerset Co. Up for Sale

By Preservation Maryland

Looking to make your lifelong dream of becoming a historic innkeeper a reality? The iconic Washington Inn & Tavern owned by the Town of Princess Anne in Somerset County is up for sale.

Built in the reign of King George II in 1744, The Washington Inn has been the center of the community for more than 275 years. It’s the second oldest inn in Maryland providing lodging and hospitality. The property is one of 242 structures included in the Princess Anne Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Named (decades after it was built) for President George Washington, the inn has served as a catalyst for business growth in a district committed to historic preservation, economic growth, and community development.

The two-story colonial structure is located in an area prioritized for economic and community development. It is in a state-designated Main Street District, Sustainable Community, Enterprise Zone, and Priority Funding Area.

The Washington Inn & Tavern reopened in September 2016 after being purchased in 2012 through a public-private partnership led by the Town of Princess Anne and an extensive revitalization. The town’s purchase and renovation of the inn was only made possible by a strong public-private partnership with local investors and generous Community Development Block Grants (contracts with both entities require the town to sell the inn by 2023).

The inn features 10 guest bedrooms, private and public dining facilities, tavern bar and a generous rear parking lot. There are opportunities to develop and expand the business.

Henry Hanna or Flo Brotzman of SVN|Miller Commercial Real Estate are the agents for the sellers, and they may be reached at 410-543-2419 or email or

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