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.
Jane Austen: Into the Drawing Room
2022 - 2023 Exhibition
Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis
Slavery at Hammond-Harwood House
Upcoming Programs & Events
The Hammond-Harwood House Museum and Chase Home invite guests to a two hour-long tour that explores the two architectural treasures in downtown Annapolis.
Join award-winning poet Ellen Wise and Hammond-Harwood House executive director Barbara Goyette for an exploration of creative inspiration in the museum’s art collection, followed by a poetry writing session.
On this tour visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called Hammond-Harwood House home.
Participants will enjoy a tour of the house that compares with Jane Austen Novels.
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Walk!
Featuring the internationally renowned soprano Elissa Edwards, artist-in-residence at the Hammond-Harwood House, this spellbinding event weaves an enchanting tapestry of music inspired by Poe’s literary masterpieces, eloquent poetic recitations, and soul-stirring vocal performances. With poetic readings and art songs featuring the text of Poe, you will step into a world of eerie atmospheres and spectral whispers as we transport you…