The Rachel Carson Homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of author and ecologist Rachel Carson (1907-1964), whose book "Silent Spring" is widely regarded as the founding document of the global environmental movement.
The mission of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association is to preserve, restore, and interpret Rachel Carson's birthplace and childhood home; and to design and implement education programs and resources in keeping with her environmental ethic.
The Rachel Carson Homestead is the only site in the world that is dedicated to interpreting Rachel Carson's legacy to the public.
The center is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from May to September. (October to April by appointment).
Free, on-site parking is available.