The Gilbert Byron House

Following Byron’s death in 1991, the cabin where he had lived and worked for 45 years on Old House Cove was saved from destruction thanks to the efforts of Historic St. Michaels – Bay Hundred, the Talbot County Board of Education, and Pickering Creek Audubon Center. After a three year journey, it was relocated to Pickering Creek where it is undergoing preservation and restoration.

The Gilbert Byron house contains artifacts relating to Byron and his lifestyle and serves as a classroom for outdoor education, literature, and writing programs for the community.


Byron House

The Gilbert Byron House at Pickering Creek


The house is located on the grounds of Pickering Creek Audubon Center and is open year round to the public during daylight hours. It is near the Center’s walking trail. Visitors are welcome to come in and look around. Please sign the guestbook!


Gilbert Byron's Old House Cove Building the cabin, camping at the cabin, and living there permanently

Gilbert Byron’s Cabin at Old House Cove
Building the cabin, camping at the cabin, and living there permanently.

Upcoming Events
  • Second Sunday in October - Annual Gilbert Byron Birthday Celebration at Pickering Creek - Read more...

A Life Worth Examining

Biography of Gilbert Byron's life and work as an author and observer of the 20th Century Chesapeake and Delaware Bay regions.


Contact Jacques Baker for more information or to purchase.


College Days

Also available: College Days, a story about student life at Washington College in the 1920's.


Mission Boy

Published by Secant Publishing