Richard A. Henson Center Homepage

  • As of Spring 2017, The Henson Center Hotel is offline for renovations. 

    Greetings from the Richard A. Henson Center: 

    The Richard A. Henson Center is a mini-conference center located on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in the historic town of Princess Anne, Maryland. The town dates back to 1733.  In addition to being home to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the town also has many buildings and landmarks of historic interest.  The Eastern Shore of Maryland offers a number of other historical landmarks, buildings and tourist attractions.

    The relatively short time (only two to three hours away) from Princess Anne to the cultural centers of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, makes the Henson Center at UMES an ideal location for small business conferences, administrative retreats, family outings, wedding receptions, weekend excursions for families, or couples and more.  Just give the Center a call at (410) 651- 8100 to make reservations or to arrange a consultation on the services available through the Richard A. Henson Center. 


    • 24 Guest Rooms
    • 1 Suite with Queen-size Bedroom, Sitting and Pantry Room
    • Interconnecting Bedroom Capability
    • Grand Ballroom - Banquet seating capacity 350, Theater seating capacity 500
    • 10 Conference and Meeting Rooms
    • Commercial Production Kitchens
    • Cocktail Reception Area
    • Weekday, Weekend, Corporate, and Group Rates Available
    • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    We look forward to hearing from you whenever you visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and/or Princess Anne for business or pleasure, whenever you need help to accommodate out of town visitors, or to make special arrangements for professionally catered events and conferences.  Just remember that the staff of the Richard A. Henson Center is ready to meet all of your needs, all of the time. 

    2122 Richard A. Henson Center

    Princess Anne, MD 21853 

    Phone: 410 651-8100

    Fax: 410 651-6207