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.
Jane Austen: Into the Drawing Room
2022 - 2023 Exhibition
Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis
Slavery at Hammond-Harwood House
Upcoming Programs & Events
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.
Tick-Tock Clock Tour
Explore the Hammond-Harwood House’s collection of nine elaborate clocks throughout the home.
Special 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.
Let Freedom Ring?
Manumission, emancipation, escape, self-purchase – an exploration of ways to freedom for enslaved African Americans in the antebellum era.
Jane Austen Tour
Participants will enjoy a tour of the house that compares the customs of the Loockerman family, former residents of the home, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.
The Creative Spirit – Poetry and the Decorative Arts
The exploration of creative vision is represented in the paintings and decorative objects in the museum collection. How does this compare with poetic inspiration? A poetry-writing workshop follows.