Museum of Architecture and Early American Fine & Decorative Arts
photo by: Don Roland
The Museum is Currently Closed 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
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.
Step back in time with Curator Rachel Lovett and Food Historian Joyce White to learn about the cooking and dining traditions of the 19 th century residents of Hammond-Harwood House, both free and enslaved.
Learn about the cooking and dining traditions the 19 th century residents of Hammond-Harwood House, both free and enslaved, practiced.
Join us for a virtual evening of festive Scottish music and cheer, featuring poems and songs by Robert Burns and traditional Highland tunes.