The annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage begins April 28 in Talbot County.

On the following day, the tour scene shifts to nearby Dorchester County, which will be participating for the first time. White Hall will be one of the homes to be "open."

On Sunday, April 30, the tour will be in Queen Anne's County, where one of the houses will be Hemsley's Fortune with its wrought iron gate.

The tour is in Harford County on Wednesday, May 3, and Sophia's Dairy, last open to the public in 1972, will be shown this year.

On Thursday, May 4, the tour will be in Baltimore County, with houses in the scenic Dulaney and Limekiln valleys open to visitors.

Calvert County takes the spotlight on Saturday, may 6, The tour houses include Shabby Hall, brought be barge from the Virginia several years ago.

On Sunday, May 7, tour houses will be open in Montgomery County, with several home sin the Sandy Spring area being shown for the first time in more than a decade.

A Chesapeake bay cruise from Baltimore to Oxford is scheduled Sunday, may 14. Tickets are $20, including lunch, and reservations are required. A tour in Oxford is included.

Tour books are available by sending $1 to pilgrimage headquarters, 600 W. Chesapeake Ave., Baltimore, md. 21204. Individual tour tickets are $7 and single house admissions $2.