Museum of Architecture and Early American Fine & Decorative Arts
photo by: Don Roland
The museum is open for tours by reservation
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The Museum is Open 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
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Summer Storytime A love of architecture and design is a beautiful thing! In this hour-long program for children, museum educators will inspire a passion for the elements of building. The program highlights the life of the 18th century English architect of the Hammond-Harwood House, William Buckland, and his enslaved skilled craftsman Oxford. Children will begin…
Tour of Hammond -Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House, two 18th century products of architect William Buckland.
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.
Summer Storytime Calling all pre-historic creature lovers! Did you know that Hammond-Harwood House has a connection to one of the earliest pre-historic excavations in America? Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a famous painter who grew up in Annapolis, and many of his painting are in the Hammond-Harwood House. Peale was more than just a painter,…
Part of the Cathleen H. Far Lecture Series.
Online presentation by Joyce White, Food Historian and Hammond-Harwood House Trustee.