Historic Sites Consortium of
Queen Anne's County

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Dudley's Chapel

Dudley's Chapel

 

Many early Methodist leaders preached at Dudley's Chapel, including Bishop Francis Asbury, Jesse Lee (first Methodist historian) and Freeborn Garrettson (first Native American Methodist minister). Located off Route 300, west of Sudlersville, the chapel dates back to 1783 and stands as the first Methodist meeting house in the county Ė and one of the nationís earliest.

The Queen Anneís Methodists Society was organized in 1774 and oversaw the chapelís construction. This chapel is an outstanding example of an early rural church. 

With its rectangular plan and steep gable roof it typifies late 18th century churches in Maryland. The use of brick in the chapel, rare for the times, attests to the importance of the church and the affluence of the congregation.

 
Physical Address: 1110 Benton Corner Road
Sudlersville, Maryland
Management Entity: Friends of Dudley's Chapel
Mailing Address: 2920 Sudlersville Road
Sudlersville, Maryland 21668
Phone: 410-928-3406
Admission Fee: Voluntary donations only
Hours of Operation: By appointment and for special events.

First Saturday of the Month, May - October, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Special Events: Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
Homecoming
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Directions:

 

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Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
P.O. Box 655
Centerville, Maryland 21617
Phone: 410.758.2502

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