Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House (1774) is said to have the most beautiful doorway in Colonial America. The last project of the renowned architect, William Buckland, this National Historic Landmark contains an outstanding collection of John Shaw furniture and Charles Willson Peale paintings.

Ready for another Hammond-Harwood Trivia Quiz?!Who made these pieces?What do these two pieces have in common with each o...
11/12/2019

Ready for another Hammond-Harwood Trivia Quiz?!
Who made these pieces?
What do these two pieces have in common with each other?
Where are these pieces placed within the house?
Why not stop by Hammond-Harwood House for a visit?
Docents are free to play! Leave your answer below and check this Thursday to see if you answered correctly!

Happy Veteran’s Day.  We are offering free tours today to all service members who have served or are serving today.Today...
11/11/2019

Happy Veteran’s Day. We are offering free tours today to all service members who have served or are serving today.

Today we remember Guy Davis (1883-1956), who rented the Hammond-Harwood House north wing in 1910. Davis had a long distinguished career in the US Navy. He rented HHH 1910-1911. He was a member of United States Naval Academy class of 1907.

He was given a medal for his bravery during World War One. In a listing of medal winners he is listed with the following story.

“U.S.N. For exceptionally courageous and meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility while serving as commander of a patrol united operating against enemy submarines on the United States Atlantic cost. A leak having been started in the battery compartment of the N-5, one of the submarines of the patrol unit, which threatened to put the submarines out of action through flooding of the battery and the development of chlorine gas, Commander Davis entered the flooded compartment in company with Lieutenant Walter Siebert, and for four hours those two officers alternated lying on their backs in the water and calking the leaking seams, while the crew of the boat, by bailing succeeded in keeping the water just below the top of the battery. The boat was tested by the submerging to 40 feet, and some of the calking having been blown out from the seams, the operation of calking was repeated by the same officers. As a result of their action, the boat was enabled to keep the sea for 18 days more and to carry out the orders under which the unit was acting, for the protection of the coasts and shipping of the United States. On November 28, 1917 as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Wakiva, Commander Davis engaged and destroyed and enemy submarine which attempted to attack the convoy escorted by the Wakiva.

Davis married Mabel Mathewson in 1909 shortly before moving into the Hammond-Harwood House, whom they rented from Hester Harwood 1910-1911. Their daughter Dorothy Helen Davis was born November 15, 1911 at the Hammond-Harwood House. Davis’ granddaughters Dottie Byerly is an active volunteer docent at the museum today. Here is a video of Dottie and why she likes to volunteer at Hammond-Harwood House Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=UqpJ3q5QMg8&feature=emb_logo

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo
11/11/2019

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo

We are closed today for Collectors' Day. Tours will resume tomorrow, Sunday November 10 at noon.
11/09/2019

We are closed today for Collectors' Day. Tours will resume tomorrow, Sunday November 10 at noon.

Today's the big day! Grab your tickets and join us for an absolutely decadent experience! Hear from our Speaker Joyce Wh...
11/09/2019

Today's the big day! Grab your tickets and join us for an absolutely decadent experience! Hear from our Speaker Joyce White and experience the best of early American dining culture!

Four Rivers Heritage Area
11/08/2019

Four Rivers Heritage Area

Here are some highlights from last nights award ceremony! It was a special evening, and a great time was had by all! #fourriversha @fourriversha @ The Friends of Quiet Waters Park

Did you know the answer to our little game? The items pictured in our portrait of William Buckland would have been the v...
11/08/2019

Did you know the answer to our little game? The items pictured in our portrait of William Buckland would have been the very same tools he used to build Hammond-Harwood house! Tools you can see in our gorgeous study!

Last night our curator, Rachel Lovett, was honored by the Four Rivers Heritage Area as Heritage Professional of the Year...
11/08/2019

Last night our curator, Rachel Lovett, was honored by the Four Rivers Heritage Area as Heritage Professional of the Year! Pictured here is the group from Hammond-Harwood House made up of docents, staff, volunteers, and board members who came to the ceremony.

Would you like to play a game? Take a good hard look at this portrait of our architect William Buckland. Is there anythi...
11/07/2019

Would you like to play a game? Take a good hard look at this portrait of our architect William Buckland. Is there anything in this portrait that you can see anywhere else in the house? If so leave your answer in the comments and tune in this time tomorrow for the answer! Good luck!

11/06/2019

REGISTER TODAY!

Period Food, Wine, and Talks on Historic Dining in the 19th century!

Join us for this educational and fun afternoon!

For more information and to register, visit:https://s.ripl.com/ot622f or call 410-263-4683.

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo
11/05/2019

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo

A big thank you to our sponsor Avon-Dixon Insurance for Collectors' Day 2019! This program is sure to delight the culina...
11/05/2019

A big thank you to our sponsor Avon-Dixon Insurance for Collectors' Day 2019! This program is sure to delight the culinary tastes of everyone who attends! Make sure to buy tickets as space is limited. Saturday November 9th, 2019.

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HammondHarwoodHouseAssociatio/collectorsday.html

Sponsoring “Collectors Day”, on November 9th for the Hammond Harwood House. Pictured are Rachel Lovett, Curator & AD, Jim Dolezal, President of the Board and Ginny Biondi, one of our Insurance Agents.

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/collectors-day-2019/

Hammond-Harwood House

A big ‘thank you’ to this organization for helping to preserve this house, its collection of art and the gardens for the public to enjoy.

Tik Tok runs the clock! Closing time is almost here! We hope that as time passes on you make sure to take some for yours...
11/01/2019

Tik Tok runs the clock! Closing time is almost here! We hope that as time passes on you make sure to take some for yourself and have a relaxing weekend. Maybe stop by Hammond-Harwood House for a trip into the past? Maybe get a closer look at another amazing piece by local artisan John Shaw. Maybe see if you can figure out his own personal signature? Here's wishing you an enjoyable weekend from Hammond-Harwood.

We're getting ready for the big day! Our Collector's Day is just around the corner! Join us at Hammond-Harwood Nov. 9th ...
10/30/2019

We're getting ready for the big day! Our Collector's Day is just around the corner! Join us at Hammond-Harwood Nov. 9th for a chance to experience Dining in Decadence that our residents would have been accustomed to! We might be able to spare some Raspberry Fool if you're lucky!

10/29/2019

DINING IN DECADENCE: CULINARY CULTURE IN EARLY AMERICA

SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2019
1-5 PM
$75 INCLUDING FOOD AND WINE

This year's 3rd annual Collectors’ Day at Hammond-Harwood House takes you to the table of yesteryear as we explore culinary material culture. Janine E. Skerry, Ph.D., senior curator of metals at Colonial Williamsburg and Joyce M. White, Food Historian will both lecture on 19th c. dining traditions and transformations.

Home of the historic Maryland’s Way Cookbook, the Hammond-Harwood House is proud to offer this day of collections, lectures, and historic culinary delights.

Pumpkin Walk 2019
10/28/2019

Pumpkin Walk 2019

30th annual Pumpkin Walk

This year the 3rd annual Collectors’ Day at the Hammond-Harwood House takes you to the table of yesteryear as we explore...
10/27/2019

This year the 3rd annual Collectors’ Day at the Hammond-Harwood House takes you to the table of yesteryear as we explore culinary material culture through lectures, a tour, historic food and a curated wine tasting. A unique experience in the heart of historic downtown Annapolis!

Call 410-263-4683 or Visit for More Information and to Register: https://s.ripl.com/ku6174

10/25/2019

The 30th Annual (at least) Pumpkin Walk Parade!

It's that time of the week... the weekend! How are you planning on spending your well deserved free time? A night out wi...
10/25/2019

It's that time of the week... the weekend! How are you planning on spending your well deserved free time? A night out with friends? Maybe a show? Well if local resident Richard Loockerman had his way he'd be in his game room spending his time playing cards with friends and family. From Hammond-Harwood House to you, have a fun and safe weekend! Maybe even stop on by for a hand of cards!

The witching hour is upon us! Come on down to Pumpkin Walk. 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. 4-6 pm today. Pay at the door. ...
10/25/2019

The witching hour is upon us! Come on down to Pumpkin Walk. 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. 4-6 pm today. Pay at the door. Cards accepted. $15 per Family/$10 member families. Beer, wine available for sale.

Today's Pumpkin Walk is sponsored by Naptown Nannies:https://www.facebook.com/NaptownNannies/ & Doyennes Club:https://ww...
10/25/2019

Today's Pumpkin Walk is sponsored by Naptown Nannies:https://www.facebook.com/NaptownNannies/ & Doyennes Club:https://www.facebook.com/DoyennesClub/
Stop by their pages and give them a big thank you for helping us put together this Annual event for another year in a row! Without their help, there would be no pumpkins to walk! Join us at Hammond-Harwood today at 4PM to show your appreciation!

Join us on Friday, Oct 25th at 4 PM for our annual Pumpkin Walk! Lots of activities for the whole family. Spooky witch s...
10/25/2019

Join us on Friday, Oct 25th at 4 PM for our annual Pumpkin Walk! Lots of activities for the whole family. Spooky witch storyteller, superstitious stories behind the jib door, games, crafts, costumed pumpkin walk around the mansion, and of course treats! For adults a purchase of a beer you get a ticket to win a giant Jenga game or become a

Member and get a free beer or wine!

Cash bar available (cards taken, as well).

Price: $15 per family | Members: $10 per family

Buy Tickets at the door or online at https://s.ripl.com/rrrar8

One of the best ways to make a good first impression is with your entrance. How you enter the room can say a lot about y...
10/24/2019

One of the best ways to make a good first impression is with your entrance. How you enter the room can say a lot about you. Does the same work for a room you enter? Well here's a pic of our entrance at Hammond-Harwood. What do you think?

Have you ever wanted to host an elaborate and decadent dinner for your family friends? Well make sure to visit us at Ham...
10/23/2019

Have you ever wanted to host an elaborate and decadent dinner for your family friends? Well make sure to visit us at Hammond-Harwood on November 9th for our Collector's Day: Dining in Decadence Culinary Culture in Early America and learn how you can do just that! Though what good dining experience is complete with some delicious food? Here's a little preview of what you'll get the chance to taste this Collector's Day! Pictured are Forcemeat Balls (veal and chicken with herbs and nutmeg) Join us Nov 9th if you want a taste!

Keep your chin up! We're almost halfway there! Working can be tedious business as we all know, but sometimes it helps to...
10/22/2019

Keep your chin up! We're almost halfway there! Working can be tedious business as we all know, but sometimes it helps to have something that is simply beautiful to brighten up your workspace. This bookcase/desk made by local craftsman John Shaw would have been one such thing that did just that! Wherever you are, whatever you're doing we hope you have something beautiful to bring a smile to your face!

10/21/2019

Join us on Friday, Oct 25th at 4 PM for our annual Pumpkin Walk! Lots of activities for the whole family. Spooky witch storyteller, superstitious stories behind the jib door, games, crafts, costumed pumpkin walk around the mansion, and of course treats! For adults a purchase of a beer you get a ticket to win a giant Jenga game or become a Member and get a free beer or wine!
Cash bar available (cards taken, as well).

Price: $15 per family | Members: $10 per family

Buy Tickets online at https://s.ripl.com/qa0cj1

Are you a fan of tea parties? Early Americans definitely were! This bowl is the only item that survived the burning of t...
10/18/2019

Are you a fan of tea parties? Early Americans definitely were! This bowl is the only item that survived the burning of the Peggy Stewart! A ship that tried to deliver tea to Maryland, and taxed tea at that! Local Annapolitan and Hammond-Harwood resident Matthias Hammond took issue with that and set forth the events that would lead to the burning of the Peggy Stewart, an event that will be remembered 245 years later! Pay us a visit and see an authentic piece of American History! Click here for more info: https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/exhibition/a-perfect-profile-miniature-portraits-silhouettes-and-landscapes-of-early-annapolis/

Have you ever read a book, or watched a movie and wondered what the food they’re eating tastes like? If so you’re in luc...
10/17/2019

Have you ever read a book, or watched a movie and wondered what the food they’re eating tastes like? If so you’re in luck! Join us for our 3rd Annual Collector’s Day: Dining in Decadence Culinary Culture in Early America and you can learn about early colonial and American culinary customs and of course, you get to try some amazing food! What’s there to lose? Want a historic bite to eat? Pay us a visit at Hammond-Harwood House.
https://www.facebook.com/events/505832613310916/

It’s World Food Day! We here at Hammond-Harwood like anyone else absolutely enjoy a good meal, even former resident Fran...
10/16/2019

It’s World Food Day! We here at Hammond-Harwood like anyone else absolutely enjoy a good meal, even former resident Frances Loockerman was a foodie! Why not stop by and get the “secret” recipe for her delicious “Good Morning Muffins!” After all, while enjoying a delicious meal may be the best way to celebrate, making one is definitely a very close second!

Would you like to hear some stories from a lawyer, an architect, a doctor, and see what they have all in common? Well, w...
10/14/2019

Would you like to hear some stories from a lawyer, an architect, a doctor, and see what they have all in common? Well, why not visit some of the former residents of Hammond-Harwood House at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Historic Annapolis. Hear their stories of love, tragedy, and fellowship as you walk about their final resting place! Tickets are $15/$10 Members. Tour begins at the cemetery entrance. 20% of the profits go towards the preservation of St. Anne’s Cemetery.
https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HammondHarwoodHouseAssociatio/stannescemeterytour.html

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo
10/14/2019

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo

An Annapolis tradition!! Batman, ballerina, ninja master, Ariel – all are welcome at this annual celebration of Hallowee...
10/10/2019

An Annapolis tradition!!

Batman, ballerina, ninja master, Ariel – all are welcome at this annual celebration of Halloween. Lots of activities for the whole family. Spooky witch storyteller, superstitions stories behind the jib door, games, crafts, costumed pumpkin walk around the mansion, and treats (lots of treats, of course)!

Cash bar available (cards taken, as well).

Price: $15 per family | Members: $10 per family

19 Maryland Ave. Annapolis

Buy Tickets online at https://s.ripl.com/uvzswp

Or make a reservation via phone & pay at the door: 410-268-4683 x10

#Annapolis #Halloween #Maryland Ave.

10/09/2019

An Annapolis tradition!! Batman, ballerina, ninja master, Ariel – all are welcome at this annual celebration of Halloween. Lots of activities for the whole family. Spooky witch storyteller, superstitions stories behind the jib door, games, crafts, costumed pumpkin walk around the mansion, and treats (lots of treats, of course)!

Cash bar available (cards taken, as well).

Price: $15 per family | Members: $10 per family

Buy Tickets online at https://s.ripl.com/kbe92h

Or make a reservation via phone & pay at the door:
410-268-4683 x10

Looking for some good ole’ family fun this month in preparation for Halloween? Have we got the event for you! Join us on...
10/05/2019

Looking for some good ole’ family fun this month in preparation for Halloween? Have we got the event for you! Join us on Friday, Oct 25th at 4PM for our annual Pumpkin Walk! Hear some spooky stories, maybe see a ghost, and of course, have a treat or two! For adults a purchase of a beer you get a ticket to win a giant Jenga game or become a Member and get a free beer or wine! https://www.facebook.com/events/431339081024196/

Do you have a four-legged best friend you can’t imagine your life without? If you do our very own Margaret Chase can rel...
10/04/2019

Do you have a four-legged best friend you can’t imagine your life without? If you do our very own Margaret Chase can relate! Here at Hammond-Harwood she’s practically never seen without her lovable Cavalier Charles Spaniel nearby! Popularized by King Charles II, this canine was a faithful and loyal friend. If you love your furry friend, you have a friend at Hammond-Harwood House!

Prepare for Pumpkin Walk A family event with costumes, fun, storytelling, face-painting, games, raffle (giant Jenga game...
10/04/2019

Prepare for Pumpkin Walk A family event with costumes, fun, storytelling, face-painting, games, raffle (giant Jenga game) snacks, cash bar for the grownups and more! One of our sponsors for the event is the The Doyennes Club! Come and meet them!

WHO: Your Whole Family

WHAT: Snacks, Games, A Witch Reading Stories, Parade, Cash Bar & More!

WHEN: Friday, October 25th 4-6PM

WHERE: Hammond-Harwood House on Maryland Ave. Downtown Annapolis

AND... Put your kids in costumes and join us for this year’s Pumpkin Walk. We are not hosting this event but we are sponsoring it as a way to spread the word and bring more Doyenne’s together in a fun setting. #linkinbio

Love or money? A common question, especially when involving relationships. It may seem historically that most people cho...
10/04/2019

Love or money? A common question, especially when involving relationships. It may seem historically that most people chose money over love. Is that accurate, however? Why not ask some historic women themselves? Join us at Hammond-Harwood House this coming Thursday, October 10th at 12PM for a talk from our director, Barbara Goyette, on that very topic! See what some ladies of the antebellum period had to say in their letters and diaries. The answer might just surprise you! https://www.facebook.com/events/2401857540070696/

Today in our garden!
10/03/2019

Today in our garden!

Do you enjoy novels by Jane Austen? Is your favorite past time immersing yourself in works such as Sense and Sensibility...
09/30/2019

Do you enjoy novels by Jane Austen? Is your favorite past time immersing yourself in works such as Sense and Sensibility as well as Pride and Prejudice? Why not take it a step further and visit Hammond-Harwood House? Take a tour of the Loockerman home and family and see the world of Jane Austen through another set of eyes!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1395553403917143/

Address

19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD
21401

General information

Open April 1 to December 31. Print this page & bring it to the House for $2 off the regular tour price. Closed January to March except for school tours and group tours by appointment. Call 410-263-4683 x10 to schedule. Parking is available at the Bladen Street garage, which is free on weekends.

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