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
On this cemetery tour, visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called the Hammond-Harwood House home.
Join us for a unique evening with music from the American songbooks in the Garden of the Hammond-Harwood House museum. With Elissa Edwards and the Miles O’ Malley Trio.
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.
On this interactive tour visitors will learn about what night was like during the early 19th century when the beautiful Frances Townley Chase Loockerman lived on the property with her eccentric husband Richard and their young family.
Discussion on a painting in the Peale exhibit at the Hammond-Harwood House. How is a poem both like and unlike a painting?
Delve into the fascinating world of the Peale family and their artwork.