Museum of Architecture and Early American Fine & Decorative Arts
photo by: Don Roland
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.
2022 - 2023 Exhibition
Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis
Slavery at Hammond-Harwood House
Upcoming Programs & Events
Maryland Day 2023
Every historic house has its own stories.
Easter Egg Hunt
Go on an Easter egg hunt in the gardens of the Hammond-Harwood House.
Jane Austen Tour
Participants will enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.
Mansions and Merchants
On this walking tour of Maryland Avenue, led by Hammond-Harwood House Curator, Lucinda Dukes Edinberg, we will go down Maryland Avenue and back in time!
Jane Austen Tour
Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.
Secret Garden Tour
The 2023 tour features private gardens in the Annapolis Historic District—Prince George Street, King George Street, Maryland Avenue, Hanover Street, and surrounding locations.