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Olde Breton Inn was once known as Society Hill, which derived its name from the Society of Jesus, a Catholic order of priests who dwelled here during the early settlement of Maryland.

Within sight of this lovely old home was the beginning of Georgetown University at Newtown Neck, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1668, on land conveyed to the society by William and Temperance Bretton on the 10th of November, 1661.

The old section of Society Hill Manor House was thought to be built in 1793 but old tax records show that the original section was built much earlier, possibly as early as 1670. This was identified by the hand hewn joists.

Olde Breton Inn has always been a private residence until the late 1950's. Several of the mansion's former owners were known to have operated a restaurant, then a Country Club. Since 1987 the current owners have transformed the existing mansion into its present uses as a setting for weddings, business events, and special events.

On the grounds overlooking Breton Bay, St. Clements Bay and the Potomac River, a gazebo is present for Wedding Ceremonies, a picturesque backdrop.

Recently renovated dining room with panoramic views from all angles adds to the beauty of the inn.  Open one of the walls of sliding glass doors and enjoy the newly built 2,000 square foot deck overlooking the water. It is the perfect addition.

We hope that this St. Mary's County mansion will create fond memories of experiences for thousands of future guests at Olde Breton Inn.

Olde Breton Inn
21890 Society Hill Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650