Museum of Architecture and Early American Fine & Decorative Arts
photo by: Don Roland
The museum is open for tours by reservation
Make a reservation online to help us maintain small group sizes for safety
The Museum is Open to the Public
The Hammond-Harwood House, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1774. It was the final work of architect William Buckland. With its carved doorway entrance, formal rooms, and elegant scale, the building blends the artistry of the finest Anglo-Palladian architecture with American sensibility.
The house is open to the public for tours. Subjects include the social history of the families and enslaved people who lived in the house, architecture, and the collection of fine and decorative art. Numerous special tours, lectures, talks, concerts, and family programs are scheduled throughout the year.
Upcoming Programs & Events
We invite you to write a virtual message in a bottle using our Contact Us page. The messages will be printed and stored in our archives for future generations to read and get a snapshot of what the museum community was doing during 2020. Participants will receive a special New Year’s Eve e-mail from the museum at the end of 2021.
Yoga & Drawing at the Mansion.
On this interactive cemetery tour, visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called the great house home.
Online presentation by Ron Fuchs, Senior Curator of Ceramics, Washington & Lee University. In memory of Reverend Dick Libby.
Are you looking for something fun and different to do with the whole family this Halloween season? Families are invited to make some memories at the historic Hammond-Harwood House Museum at our annual Pumpkin Walk
Are you looking for something fun and different to do with the whole family this Halloween season? Families are invited to make some memories at the historic Hammond-Harwood House Museum at our annual Pumpkin Walk.