Scott and Jennifer Silbert moved to Sharpsburg from the Washington DC suburbs in 1995 and into a lovely Victorian farmhouse on Main Street. They are honored to be the caretakers of the longtime “Leatherman Home,” where Marjorie and Leo Leatherman had lived since the 1930’s. In 2006, the Silbert’s longtime friend and neighbor, Max “Buddy” Haynes, passed away. Scott and Jennifer purchased the charming property. With the most talented contractors around, they have worked to uncover the bones of what is now known as the Mary Hill House, learning firsthand of the extraordinary rewards of historic preservation. They both enjoy meeting people and entertaining guests -- a perfect fit for a future with the Mary Hill House at Antietam.

211 East Main Street
PO Box 697
Sharpsburg, MD 21782


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"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your cozy, beautiful home. We love it here!"

-Lawrenceville, GA


"We loved your house very much. We will definitely be in touch and stay again."
-Rockville, MD


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Jennifer has been hands-on with the Mary Hill House since it opened in 2008, designing and restoring the interior to personally greet each guest on their arrival. Her passion is finding new ways to make the most of their stay. She enjoys receiving feedback from each guest to find out how she can improve on their comfort and enjoyment.

Jennifer has been involved in local community affairs since 1996 and currently serves on the board of directors for the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as the Sharpsburg Town Council.

Scott is a well known jazz saxophonist who is nearing retirement from a military career with the U.S. Navy Band in Washington DC. He lives and breathes jazz music, especially swing Big Band. He is also a self-taught jazz historian who has lectured regularly at numerous jazz conferences and symposiums around the country.

If you love jazz, make time to stop and chat with Scott as he loves meeting fellow jazz aficionados. He has entertained many people with stories of the famous people he has played with or for, including several US Presidents, Congressional functions, jazz legends, and celebrities, including Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Bob Newhart and others. He has traveled
around the world with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in Washington.

  The Mary Hill House at Antietam (circa 1780) | 211 East Main Street | Sharpsburg, MD 21782 | 301-432-7984
Copyright 2008-12 | All rights reserved | Professional Photographs Courtesy of Kelly Hahn Photography
Floral Design Courtesy of Denny Warrenfeltz of Roostervane Gardens