Museum of Architecture and Early American Fine & Decorative Arts
photo by: Don Roland
The museum is open for tours by reservation
Make a reservation online to help us maintain small group sizes for safety
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
We invite you to write a virtual message in a bottle using our Contact Us page. The messages will be printed and stored in our archives for future generations to read and get a snapshot of what the museum community was doing during 2020. Participants will receive a special New Year’s Eve e-mail from the museum at the end of 2021.
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.
Soprano Elissa Edwards and lutenist Richard Kolb present delightful songs on the lighter side by Strozzi and Caccini, framed with lute and theorbo solos by their contemporaries Michelangelo Galilei and Alessandro Piccinini.
Free Online presentation, part of the Cathleen H. Far Lecture Series.
The Hammond-Harwood House offers a two hour in-depth tour of the architecture of the house.
Summer Storytime Does the child in your life love nature? Then this could be the perfect program for your little explorer. Artist Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) interests expanded far beyond the canvas and out into the natural world. Peale, who grew up in Annapolis, inspired a love of science in his youngest son, Titian (1799-1885),…