William Buckland’s Annapolis Walking Tour

Saturday, August 10 at 10 am

$15 per person/$10 Members

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A walking tour of downtown Annapolis to celebrate William Buckland’s birthday, and learn about his life, see firsthand his designs, and explore the unique features he created.

Tour will start at Ridout House at 120 Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis.


Summer Second Sundays Kids Sensory Tour

Digging up the Past at Hammond-Harwood House

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2 pm

$15 per family/$10 Member Families


Join the Hammond-Harwood House education department for a special summer program series that gets kids up close and personal with 18th century Annapolis. In our August program children will learn about archaeology through analysis of excavated items, book, games, and crafts. Activities include a take home fossil and a scavenger hunt in the garden. 


Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday, August 14 at 2 pm

$10 per person/Members Free

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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.


Wine Down Wednesday -The Full Moon Tour 

Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Collections talk at 6 pm

$15 per person/Members Free

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Enjoy the Hammond-Harwood House after hours for a fun collections – related program and happy hour!

Night was a perilous time in the early America as thieves, wayward travelers, and even evil spirits lurked around the corner for our early ancestors. Families in early America engaged in a process of shutting in barring the front door and retreating to the inner sanctity of family life. While others choose to frequent taverns and frolic in the night much to the distress of proper society. 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. Visitors will hear about the rise and fall of this Annapolitian family while under the cover of twilight in the Hammond-Harwood House.

Mingle, meet new people, who share a love of art, architecture and historic culinary traditions. Support HHH with purchasing your drink for just $5!


Handwriting in the early Republic

Saturday, August 17 from 10 am to noon

$25 per person/$20 per member

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Early 19th c. letter writing workshop and lecture presented by Benjamin Bartgis.

How did people learn to read and write in early America? Explore how men and women expressed and improved themselves in a growing new nation, and the letters they left behind. Afterwards, learn to compose, write, fold, and seal a proper formal letter using a quill pen, handmade paper, and other reproduction materials that capture the details of historic letter writing.


Curator’s Talk  part of the Cathleen H. Farr Lecture Series. 

Hammond-Harwood House & the Great British Country House

Thursday, August 22 at noon

$15 per person/Members Free

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This July curator Rachel Lovett is attending the Attingham Summer School, an 18-day residential study program in England focusing on the great British Country houses. She will visit country houses in Sussex, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire. In this hour-long lecture, our curator will draw architecture and collection connections between the great British country house and the Hammond-Harwood House.
Symposium attendance was made possible thanks to a generous scholarship from Lillian Hirschmann.




Two Great Houses Tour

Saturday, August 24, 2019

From 10 am to noon

$30 per person

Space limited. Please call 410-263-4683×10 to reserve.


This tour explores the architectural highlights of Annapolis two premier 18th century jewels products of architect William Buckland, the Hammond -Harwood House and the Chase Llloyd House.
Tour starts at the Chase-Llloyd House, 22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401.