AUGUST 2022, Princess Anne, MD – Henry Hanna and Flo Brotzman, Advisors with SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate have been retained by The Town of Princess Anne to market the sale of the historic 1744 Washington Inn & Tavern, Princess Anne Maryland. This iconic Inn and Tavern is owned by the Town of Princess Anne and is being offered for sale as a going concern, building and business.

Built in the reign of King George II in 1744, The Washington Inn has been the center of the community ever since. Over 275 years of hospitality, serving travelers and the community and the second oldest Inn in the State.

Situated in the center of the Town Princess Anne and the Somerset County Seat, 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 property is one of 242 structures included in the Princess Anne Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Washington Inn and Tavern has served as a catalyst for business growth in a district committed to historic preservation, economic growth, and community development

Re-opened in September 2016 by Governor Hogan following an extensive two-year renovation, Ian Fleming of the 1710 Robert Morris Inn in Oxford has managed and operated the Inn since. “We are very proud of the business and historic brand we have created here, and our great local team have built a strong and lasting reputation for great food, hospitality, and service. We offer a great foundation for new owners/operators to build upon”, remarks Mr. Fleming.

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 is an essential part of the community and has been a catalyst for Princess Anne’s economic revitalization. We are very proud of this historic jewel that’s become a favorite of local guests and drawn visitors from far away,” said Clayton Anderson, Princess Anne Town Manager.

The Inn features 10 guest bedrooms, private and public dining facilities, Tavern Bar and generous rear parking lot. There are opportunities to develop and expand the business. The Town is working diligently with the State of Maryland to demolish the south side of the structure.

Located at 11784 Somerset Avenue, in historic downtown Princess Anne, the Washington Hotel site is located 3 blocks from U.S. Route 13, a major artery which just received national designation as the Chesapeake Country All American Road, one of America’s Byways. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Land Grant University and HBCU, is within walking distance from the inn. Princess Anne, Maryland is only 2-4 hours from major metropolitan areas including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.

For travelers and tourists, it is a convenient hub located in the center of Delmarva nature, history, and culture – offering a place to stay and to dine. It is only a short drive from the iconic Chesapeake Bay; Atlantic Ocean destinations including Ocean City, Assateague, and Chincoteague; quaint historic towns including Berlin, Snow Hill, and Crisfield; and centers of growth including Salisbury.

For further information please contact: Henry Hanna or Flo Brotzman, SVN Miller Commercial 410-543-2419 or email or

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