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.

Have you seen our new exhibition A Perfect Profile? It is free and open to the public every day except Tuesday. Hours ar...
05/17/2019

Have you seen our new exhibition A Perfect Profile? It is free and open to the public every day except Tuesday. Hours are from noon to 4:30pm.

Today the word profile has become synonymous with social media, yet the concept developed in America much earlier. The artist Charles Willson Peale wrote in 1803 that “profiles are seen in nearly every house in the United States of America.” Profiles, another name for silhouettes, were incredibly inexpensive and popular. In the years leading up to and after the American Revolution, citizens of this new nation redefined their culture, fashion, and character. People wanted to identify themselves through portraiture but expensive oil paintings were out of reach for most families. Instead people turned to miniature portraits and silhouettes. Easily transported and affordable, these pieces were shared with loved ones at special occasions. Landscapes gained popularity in the 19th century and adorned the homes of Americans, serving as conversation pieces, similar to the way photographs are used on social media sites like Facebook or Instagram today.

The exhibition highlights pieces with Annapolis provenance never before seen together. The collection of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum will be featured along with loans from the Maryland State Archives, Naval Academy Art Museum, and the Maryland Historical Society.

05/14/2019

JUNE 1 & 2, 2019: 12 noon - 5 pm

Starts at 120 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis

Order Tickets in Advance and Save $5 at https://s.ripl.com/onoqhk

The 2019 historic Hammond- Harwood House Secret Garden Tour features private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. The area between City Dock and Spa Creek holds architectural gems from Annapolis’ earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th-century homes. The gardens range from extremely small to surprisingly large, from formal to cottagelike, and from well-established to quite new. All the gardens epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in.

All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art.

This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser.

#Annapolis #SecretGardenTourHHH

Come to Our New Event Series $15 per person/Members FreeFor reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email: info@ha...
05/14/2019

Come to Our New Event Series

$15 per person/Members Free

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email: [email protected]

Curator's talk starts at 6 pm:
BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE: Hidden Histories of Annapolis told through THE current exhibition, "A Perfect Profile."
Enjoy the Hammond-Harwood House after hours for a fun collections–related program and happy hour!

Appreciate this historic mansion by the light of candlelight then enjoy a glass with your friends. Mingle, meet new people, who share a love of art, architecture and historic culinary traditions. Support HHH with purchasing your drink for just $5!

#wine #Annapolis #beer

The duties of enslaved women who worked in grand houses in town centered upon domestic duties such as cooking, cleaning,...
05/13/2019

The duties of enslaved women who worked in grand houses in town centered upon domestic duties such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing, tending kitchen gardens, and lighting and tending fires, among many other duties. Visit Hammond-Harwood House to learn more about these women and others tending to the needs of this large and demanding house and its occupants.

#WomenInCulture #MuseumWeek

05/12/2019

#HappyMothersDay

JUNE 1 & 2, 2019: 12 noon - 5 pmStarts at 120 Duke of Gloucester St., AnnapolisTo Order Tickets, Visit: https://s.ripl.c...
05/10/2019

JUNE 1 & 2, 2019: 12 noon - 5 pm
Starts at 120 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis

To Order Tickets, Visit: https://s.ripl.com/tbjtd0

The 2019 historic Hammond- Harwood House Secret Garden Tour features private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. The area between City Dock and Spa Creek holds architectural gems from Annapolis’ earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th-century homes. The gardens range from extremely small to surprisingly large, from formal to cottagelike, and from well-established to quite new. All the gardens epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in.

All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art.

This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser.
#Annapolis #SecretGardenTourHHH

We are looking for volunteers for our Secret Garden Tour event on June 1st and 2nd. Volunteers are stationed in each gar...
05/09/2019

We are looking for volunteers for our Secret Garden Tour event on June 1st and 2nd. Volunteers are stationed in each garden to answer questions and describe interesting features. As a thank you, volunteers receive one free admission to the gardens. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

If you like to become a Secret Garden Volunteer please call 410-263-4683 extension 10 or Sign Up Here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ca4ad2ca6fb6-volunteer1

$15 per person/Members FreeFor reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email: info@hammondharwoodhouse.orgCurator'...
05/09/2019

$15 per person/Members Free
For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email: [email protected]

Curator's talk starts at 6 pm:
BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE: Hidden Histories of Annapolis told through THE current exhibition, "A Perfect Profile."

Enjoy the Hammond-Harwood House after hours for a fun collections–related program and happy hour! Appreciate this historic mansion by the light of candlelight then enjoy a glass with your friends. Mingle, meet new people, who share a love of art, architecture and historic culinary traditions. Support HHH with purchasing your drink for just $5!

#wednesday #wine #Annapolis

05/08/2019

JUNE 1 & 2, 2019: 12 noon - 5 pm

Starts at 120 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis

To Order Tickets, Visit:https://s.ripl.com/2nnp1q

The 2019 historic Hammond- Harwood House Secret Garden Tour features private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. The area between City Dock and Spa Creek holds architectural gems from Annapolis’ earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th-century homes. The gardens range from extremely small to surprisingly large, from formal to cottagelike, and from well-established to quite new. All the gardens epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in.

All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art.

This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser.

#Annapolis #SecretGardenTourHHH

Curator's talk at 6 pm:BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE: Hidden Histories of Annapolis told through THE current exhibition, "A Per...
05/07/2019

Curator's talk at 6 pm:
BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE: Hidden Histories of Annapolis told through THE current exhibition, "A Perfect Profile."

$15 per person/Members Free
For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email: [email protected]

Enjoy the Hammond-Harwood House after hours for a fun collections–related program and happy hour! Appreciate this historic mansion by the light of candlelight then enjoy a glass with your friends. Mingle, meet new people, who share a love of art, architecture and historic culinary traditions. Support HHH with purchasing your drink for just $5!

#wednesday #wine #Annapolis

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05/06/2019

Hammond-Harwood House's cover photo

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05/04/2019
Hammond-Harwood House

Hammond-Harwood House

WALK-INS WELCOME AT DERBY FEST - Today, May 4, 4-7 pm, Maryland Ave. at King George Street.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

1. Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King George St. will be pedestrianized for the event.
2. Tickets available on day of event.
3. Credit cards accepted.
4. Dressy casual attire suggested.
5. Live-stream viewing of the Derby.
6. 21+ only admitted.
7. $50 tickets (proceeds support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase-Lloyd House.)
8. RAIN OR SHINE - but it looks like the rain will hold-off during the time of the event.

#DerbyFestAnnapolis

05/04/2019

WALK-INS WELCOME AT DERBY FEST - Today, May 4, 4-7 pm, Maryland Ave. at King George Street.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

1. Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King George St. will be pedestrianized for the event.
2. Tickets available on day of event.
3. Credit cards accepted.
4. Dressy casual attire suggested.
5. Live-stream viewing of the Derby.
6. 21+ only admitted.
7. $50 tickets (proceeds support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase-Lloyd House.)
8. RAIN OR SHINE - but it looks like the rain will hold-off during the time of the event.

#DerbyFestAnnapolis

Late in the 18th century, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. left his Maryland home for the greener pastures of Kentucky,...
05/03/2019

Late in the 18th century, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. left his Maryland home for the greener pastures of Kentucky, bringing his family and reputation with him. Hayden also brought his ideas about how bourbon should be made. His bourbon had high-rye mashbill, combining the sweetness of corn with the spicy undertones of rye. Rye was a winter cover crop planted in Maryland’s tobacco fields to replenish the nutrients in the soil; it’s therefore no surprise that it ended up in the bourbon made there.

DERBY FEST, May 4, 2019, 4-7 pm on Maryland Ave. at King George St. 21+ only

Buy Tickets by May 3rd to get a free drink but tickets will be available at the entrance.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://s.ripl.com/99ko43

#DerbyFestAnnapolis

MAY 4, 2019, 4-7 PMMaryland Ave. at King George St.KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:1. Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King Geor...
05/02/2019

MAY 4, 2019, 4-7 PM
Maryland Ave. at King George St.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

1. Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King George St. will be pedestrianized for the event.
2. Buy tickets by May 3rd and get a free drink.
3. Tickets available on day of event.
4. Credit cards accepted.
5. Dressy casual attire suggested.
6. Live-stream viewing of the Derby.
7. 21+ only admitted.
8. $50 tickets (proceeds support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase-Lloyd House.)
9. RAIN OR SHINE

Order tickets at https://s.ripl.com/8yt5ef
#DerbyFestAnnapolis

It was a fun and eventful weekend with the Decorative Arts Trust for their spring symposium in Annapolis!
05/02/2019

It was a fun and eventful weekend with the Decorative Arts Trust for their spring symposium in Annapolis!

Our 2019 Spring Symposium in Annapolis has come to a close. Some highlights that members experienced included private tours of Widehall, the Maryland State House, the Chase Lloyd House, the Hammond-Harwood House, and the James Brice House, among other thrilling festivities and superb lectures! Thank you to all that could attend and made this weekend a success! #travelswiththetrust @ Maryland

Happy May Day!
05/01/2019

Happy May Day!

05/01/2019

Hear the delightful sounds of Élan Ensemble at DERBY FEST!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
1. Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King George St. will be pedestrianized for the event.
2. Buy tickets by May 3rd and get a free drink.
3. Tickets available on day of event.
4. Credit cards accepted.
5. Dressy casual attire suggested.
6. Live-stream viewing of the Derby.
7. 21+ only admitted.
8. $50 tickets (proceeds support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase-Lloyd House.
9. Rain or Shine

For more information and tickets, visit: https://s.ripl.com/ctnuax

#DerbyFestAnnapolis

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:1.  Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King George St. will be pedestrianized for the event.2. Buy...
04/29/2019

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
1. Maryland Ave., from Cumberland Ct. to King George St. will be pedestrianized for the event.
2. Buy tickets by May 3rd and get a free drink.
3. Tickets available on day of event.
4. Credit cards accepted.
5. Dressy casual attire suggested.
6. Live-stream viewing of the Derby.
7. 21+ only admitted.
8. $50 tickets (proceeds support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase-Lloyd House.

Order tickets at https://s.ripl.com/jddko2

#DerbyFestAnnapolis

04/29/2019

Only 5 days to go. Buy tickets today!

IT'S TIME TO BUY TICKETS! ONLY 5 DAYS TO GO (ALL PRE-SALES INCLUDE A FREE DRINK!)Come to DERBY FEST on May 4, 2019, 4-7 ...
04/29/2019

IT'S TIME TO BUY TICKETS! ONLY 5 DAYS TO GO (ALL PRE-SALES INCLUDE A FREE DRINK!)

Come to DERBY FEST on May 4, 2019, 4-7 pm on Maryland Ave. at King George St. to celebrate the history of horse racing in Annapolis and support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House.

A UNIQUE CHANCE TO ENJOY TWO BRILLIANT HOME BREWS:

*WILLIAM BUCKLAND'S BROWN ALE: Named for the architect of HHH, this recipe is made with more malt than modern brown ales and a dryer finish imparted by oak barrels.

*THOMAS JEFFERSON'S PALE ALE: Based on a recipe inspired by Jefferson, who sketch HHH in the 1780s, this recipe contains corn, making it a bit sweeter than today's pale ales.

Many thanks to Scott Byerly for crafting these unique brews!

For more information and tickets, visit: https://s.ripl.com/1cr3qm

04/27/2019

Come to DERBY FEST on May 4, 2019, 4-7 pm on Maryland Ave. at King George St. to celebrate the history of horse racing in Annapolis and support Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House.

A UNIQUE CHANCE TO ENJOY TWO BRILLIANT HOME BREWS:

*THOMAS JEFFERSON'S PALE ALE: Based on a recipe inspired by Jefferson, using corn making it a bit sweeter than today's pale ales.

*WILLIAM BUCKLAND'S BROWN ALE: A recipe made with more malt than modern brown ales and a dryer finish imparted by oak barrels.

Many thanks to Scott Byerly for crafting these unique brews!

For more information and tickets, visit:https://s.ripl.com/w5a2pg

04/25/2019
Historian Annapolis

Historian Annapolis

The Hammond-Harwood House & Chase Lloyd House come together to commemorate Annapolis’ rich horse racing history during Derby Fest on May 4. Don’t miss out on great food, fun activities, and live streaming the Kentucky Derby!

Support the DERBY FEST fundraiser for Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House by having fun celebrating the history ...
04/25/2019

Support the DERBY FEST fundraiser for Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House by having fun celebrating the history of horse racing in Annapolis on Derby Day. Food, craft beer, wine, mint juleps, music, games, live-streaming of the Kentucky Derby, and more.

$50 per person + cash bar; 21+ only (Proceeds benefit these two great historic houses of Annapolis.)

Buy tickets to DERBY FEST by May 3rd and get a coupon for a free beer or wine.

For more information and tickets, visit: https://s.ripl.com/7q08bn

#maryland #horseracing #Annapolis #DerbyFestAnnapolis

It Did, Indeed, All Begin Here in Annapolis! These posters from an exhibit at St. John’s College In 2001 will be for s...
04/23/2019

It Did, Indeed, All Begin Here in Annapolis!

These posters from an exhibit at St. John’s College In 2001 will be for sale at DERBY FEST.

Support the DERBY FEST fundraiser for Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House by having fun celebrating the history of horse racing in Annapolis on Derby Day. Food, craft beer, wine, mint juleps, music, games, live-streaming of the Kentucky Derby, and more.

$50 per person + cash bar; 21+ only (Proceeds benefit these two great historic houses of Annapolis.)

Buy tickets to DERBY FEST by May 3rd and get a coupon for a free beer or wine.

For more information and tickets, visit https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/derby-fest/

Happy Earth Day from the Hammond-Harwood House!The garden at the Hammond-Harwood House was originally made up four city ...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day from the Hammond-Harwood House!

The garden at the Hammond-Harwood House was originally made up four city lots, it was described in a 1789 deed as Hammond’s Square. Hammond had purchased the four lots between 1772 and 74 with the intention of building the property. It was bounded by King George Street, Prince George Street, and the boundary of the Paca property. Where the house is situated was probably the only unobstructed view of the harbor. There is a large spring which feeds into the pond at the Paca garden and empties into the city dock area. The spring bisected the property so the only suitable location for the property would have been where you see the home today.
The four acres from the house down to the Paca gardens was originally a gentle slope. We believe it was then filled in to have series of terraces or “falls”. Similar falls can still be seen at the Paca gardens today, which is a recreated garden of what originally existed on the property. Visitors coming to Annapolis just before the American Revolution described a brick mansion that dominated the townscape as being set in a spacious lawn that featured trees and shrubs. No formal pattern was noted. It is therefore apparent that the “English style” of a more naturalistic garden had taken hold in Annapolis. The lots closer to Prince George Street we believe had some outbuildings, a pasture, and an orchard.

Thank you, Maryland Jockey Club!
04/20/2019

Thank you, Maryland Jockey Club!

Support the DERBY FEST fundraiser for Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House by having fun celebrating the history of horse racing in Annapolis on Derby Day. Food, craft beer, wine, mint juleps, music, games, live-streaming of the Kentucky Derby, and more.

$50 per person + cash bar; 21+ only (Proceeds benefit these two great historic houses of Annapolis.)

Buy tickets to DERBY FEST by May 3rd and get a coupon for a free beer or wine.

For more information and tickets, visit: https://s.ripl.com/hcneiu

#maryland #horseracing #Annapolis #DerbyFestAnnapolis

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19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD
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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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