The Hammond-Harwood House Museum in downtown Annapolis is looking for Docents to serve as guides at our 18th & 19th century decorative arts house museum. This a wonderful opportunity for interested individuals to share their love of history and decorative arts with the public. Docent training is usually held in the spring and fall. If you are interested, please contact Eleni Kakomanolis or fill out the Contact us form. Candidates will be required to complete three ''shadowing'' days followed by four, two-hour classes in spring of 2024. Please check back for dates.

Please note once a training class has started we will not take on new candidates half-way through.

This national treasure also features some of the nation’s premier architecture of the colonial period.

Hammond-Harwood House is a fun place to volunteer and there are a lot of opportunities:

  • Volunteers to help out with the garden -- weeding, planting, watering, improving, spring and fall clean-ups. Our garden needs care. For this we usually set up a few days in March and September in the morning for weeding, caring for our herb garden and maintaining the perennials. Our historic boxwoods, the herb garden - used for educational purposes, and the delicate perennials need attention. Tools will be provided and will be sanitized before every use. Current gardening date: Monday April 8 from 10 am-12 pm. Sign up link

  • Volunteers to help at one of the Hammond-Harwood House events -- run activity booths at family programs and other events, volunteer for the Secret Garden Tour in the spring, volunteer to help set up or take down at events, volunteer to greet or take tickets
  • Do you have a special skill you'd like to share? Photography, historical research, preservation knowledge -- you can help us out!

Volunteer Story: Dottie Byerly


Interested in Volunteering?

Docent Training spring 2024

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