June

Secret Garden Tour

Date: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2

Time: Noon to five

 

The Secret Garden Tour is a rare opportunity to see some of the most stunning private gardens in Annapolis. The gardens on this tour are true secrets, hidden behind fences, in backyards or down alleyways.  Each garden is different and reflects the garden owner’s desires for beauty and a calm place to relax in our fast paced world.  They are their private oasis and not often seen by the public.  Docents are stationed in each garden to answer questions and describe interesting features.

 

The event is held rain or shine.

Tickets can be used on either day, or both days.

Proceeds benefit the Hammond-Harwood House.

More information to be announced soon.

 

Summer Second Sundays Kids Sensory Tour – Laying the Landscape

Date: Sunday June 9th

Time: 2pm

$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 June program children will go on an architectural scavenger hunt which teaches children about the unique layout and ornamental details found on the mansion. Lesson will focus on the life of architect William Buckland, his apprentice John Randall, and enslaved craftsman Oxford.

The children will learn about map making and have an opportunity to design their own city.

 

Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday June 12 at noon.

 

$10 per person/Members Free

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

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.

 

Curator’s Talk

Thursday, June 13 at noon

$15 per person/Members Free

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

Special curator led tour of the fine and decorative arts collection.

 

 

African American Experience Tour

Sunday, June 23 at 2 pm.

$5 per person/Members Free

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

Join Hammond-Harwood House docent, William Ridgley Sr, for an African American Experience Tour at the Hammond-Harwood House. The African American Experience Tour will cover the stories of men and women, both enslaved and free, who built, maintained, and lived in Hammond-Harwood House.

A focus will be three enslaved women — Mary, Matilda, and Juliet — who worked at the house in the early to mid-19th century.

Other topics include how petitions for freeing certain enslaved men and women were handled, the aims of the American Colonization Society, and the successes and setbacks of one early African-American artist.