OUR HISTORY

Before the Revolutionary War, before the Constitution, before America, there was Cold Saturday Farm. Established in 1765 by virtue of a grant from the King of England, Cold Saturday is a one-of-a-kind estate: a lovingly preserved and restored colonial farm encompassing 60 acres in western Maryland. It features rolling hills and pristine lawns, lakes and creeks, fieldstone mansions and log cabins.

Over the centuries it has had many different functions – governor’s mansion, gentry farm, Civil War hospital, Hollywood film set – and welcomed many different people – sharecroppers, sheriffs, soldiers, presidential candidates, and celebrities. And now, we invite you and your friends and family to join that list as Cold Saturday, and its many wedding venue options opens to the public for the first time in its 250-year history.

 

Words do little justice to Cold Saturday. It is a place that must be seen. Named to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2008, it has experienced an endless stream of visitors over the years, curious onlookers and passersby walking up the carriage lane to sneak a peek at the historic estate.

A brief history of Cold Saturday Farm, from then til’ now til’ happily ever after.

1765

 

The King of England provides a grant to build a summer home for Maryland proprietary governor Horatio Sharpe.

1770

Construction on the Manor House is completed.

1800

Known as Clover Hill, the property acts a gentry farm, providing residence, work, and education for its tenants.

1862

The Manor House serves as a hospital during the Civil War.

1921

The Baltimore Orioles acquire sod from the farm to use for the infield at Memorial Stadium. 

1930

The name of the farm is changed to Cold Saturday.

1940

Cold Saturday is an award-winning Aberdeen angus cattle farm, attracting buyers from Maryland to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

1982

The Bean family buys Cold Saturday Farm.

1983

The U.S. Olympic equestrian team chooses Cold Saturday as its training facility in advance of the 1984 Olympics.

2008

Cold Saturday is named to the National Registry of Historic Places.

2020

The Bean family announce that the farm is available for weddings and special events.

1765

The King of England provides a grant to build a summer home for Maryland proprietary governor Horatio Sharpe.

1770

Construction on the Manor House is completed.

1800

Known as Clover Hill, the property acts a gentry farm, providing residence, work, and education for its tenants.

1862

The Manor House serves as a hospital during the Civil War.

1921

The Baltimore Orioles acquire sod from the farm to use for the infield at Memorial Stadium.

1930

The name of the farm is changed to Cold Saturday.

1940

Cold Saturday is an award-winning Aberdeen angus cattle farm, attracting buyers from Maryland to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

1982

The Bean family buys Cold Saturday Farm.

1983

The U.S. Olympic equestrian team chooses Cold Saturday as its training facility in advance of the 1984 Olympics.

2008

Cold Saturday is named to the National Registry of Historic Places.

2020

The Bean family announce that the farm is available for weddings and special events.

Contact Us 

Cold Saturday is an unparalleled property in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, and it can be yours for your wedding or special event. We look forward to sharing Cold Saturday Farm with you.

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