Adkins Historical & Museum Complex, Inc. in Mardela Springs

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Adkins Historical

Welcome! The Adkins Historical and Museum Complex, Inc. was created and developed in 1980 by J. Howard and Louise Adkins.  Their dedication to "preserving the past" allow us to turn back time more than a century and get a glimpse into life in the village of Barren Creek Springs.

It is our policy to continue the work they began and further the cultural and educational interests of the people of the area.  We present our proud heritage through our collections, buildings, and activities that exhibit the environmental and cultural richness of the region.

Ten historical buildings and a privy are open for FREE tours by appointment.  

Various collections are exhibited from time to time.  

To tour our complex, please schedule an appointment with Carolyn Adkins by emailing or calling 410-302-2298.


About Us


How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.


Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!


Thank You

Welcome to Adkins Historical & Museum Complex, Inc.  in Mardela Springs. We are a historical society that offers Tours in Mardela Springs. Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


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We are dedicated to improving our community and preserving local history. We have amazing volunteers and it takes a lot to upkeep. You could say it takes a village! Your contribution today helps us make a difference.