Deep in the Pocomoke Forest lives a mysterious mansion. Rumors of the home being haunted have brought many to the area, driving by slowly to catch a glimpse of the beautiful architecture, and even maybe a ghost.
This home, located on Old Furnace Road, not far from Furnace Town, was built and owned by Frank Algernon Warren. Frank A. Warren was a local celebrity in Worcester County, and was recognized nationally by being listed in Who’s Who in American Art in the 1920’s. This 25 room mansion was designed to mimic Spanish villas. The Warren family, party of 10, grew up in this home after moving from Pittsburg. A number of the children grew up to become teachers on the Eastern Shore. Today the home is still owned by the Warren family, and occasionally the home is opened to the public for tours with the assistance of Furnace Town.
This weekend, June 9 – 11, there will be five events held at the mansion. On Friday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, guests are invited to a Wine & Cheese reception at the mansion. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour through the mansion. This event is $55 per person.
On Saturday from 10:30am – 12:00pm those interested in architecture, design and construction will find the perfect tour for them. Th tour of the mansion will cover the unique aspects of the design of the home, and the construction techniques utilized. This tour is $40 per person.
From 2:30pm – 4:00pm on Saturday the mansion will host a tour for art lovers. Above all, Frank A. Warren was an impressionist painter. His pieces, as well as pieces in the Warren family collection, will be displayed throughout the mansion. This is a rare opportunity, as Warren’s artwork is rarely exhibited. Cost is $40 per person.
On Sunday, there will be two tours, one at 1:00pm and the next at 3:00pm. Noth will offer tours of the mansion, a visit to the family cemetery and tales of family lore. Participate in one of these tours for $40 per person.
Tickets for any of these tours of the Warren Mansion can be purchased by calling 410-632-2032.
While you’re learning about the history of Snow Hill, consider stopping in by Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. See artisans dressed in clothes, using tools and making crafts from the 1800’s. Learn the history of the small village that once surrounded the Nassawango Furnace. Explore the cypress swamp on the Paul Leifer Nature Trail.