Peale Portrait Tour Saturday, July 27 at 2 pm

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has an extensive collection of Peale portraits and landscapes. This 90 minute curator led tour delves into the fascinating world of the Peale family and their artwork. Highlights include an 1835 Rembrandt Peale painting of George Washington, a 1789 Charles Willson Peale painting of Hester Baldwin Chase, and a rare landscape scene by James Peale.

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Exploring Botanical Art in the Museum with Titian Peale

Wednesday, July 31 at 10 am $15 per family/$10 Member's family 90 Minutes children's special tour. The interests of the Peale family painters expanded beyond the canvas and out into the natural world. Patriarch Charles Willson Peale inspired a love of science in his youngest son, Titian, when he established his natural history museum. Titian Peale became a noted naturalist and botanical artist. In this hands-on program participants will learn what herbs were cultivated in 18th and 19th century Maryland and how they were used for cooking and medicine. The program features a scavenger hunt and tour of the museum. Children will make their own botanical drawing.

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A Piece of American History

We visited in May and enjoyed a fabulous tour led by a super knowledgeable docent. This is a piece of American History preserved in time. If you love architecture, you'll love this

- Jamie W., Yelp.com