• 2018 Secret Garden Tour

Date: Saturday, June 2 and Sunday June 3

Time: Noon to five


Ticket price:

• $30 per person in advance

• $35  day of the event 

• 10% discount for group tour of 10 or more purchased in advance. 

For reservations call 410-263-4683 ext 10

Half off membership levels available only with the purchase of a ticket.

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 HERE




  • Docents – Volunteers Fourth Training Class

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Time 2pm to 4pm


A training class for every individual who want to volunteer as a docent.  Docents – volunteers will serve as guides at our 18th & 19th century decorative arts house museum.

For more information please click here – Employment



  • African American Experience Tour

Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm.

$5 per person/Members Free

For reservations call 410 263 4683 extension 10

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.
  • Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday, June 20 at noon.

$10 per person/Members Free

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 Solstice concert

Tuneful & Well-Measur’d Songs


Dramatized poetry of Shakespeare’s 17th century England

Thursday, June 21st 6:30 PM Reception in the garden | 7 PM Concert in the garden

$50 per person | $45 members

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Featuring ANGLICA ANTIQUA NYC’s Early Music Troupe

Elissa Edwards & Catherine Hancock, sopranos

Michael Conwill, baritone

Christopher Baum, lute


Highlight of the SEASON— join us for an evening of musical merriment & a reception in the museum gardens.


Celebrate the sights and sounds of summer with this performance by Élan Ensemble, in the garden of the museum!

Click here to learn more

  • John Shaw Furniture Tour

Friday, June 22 at 2 pm

$15 per person/$10 Members

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

This 90 minute- tour explores the craftsmanship of Annapolis cabinet maker John Shaw. The tour will highlight some of Shaw’s finest pieces and discuss the world in which Shaw lived in late 18th century Annapolis.

  • Next Generation Naturalists: Titian Peale’s Little Explorers

Wednesday, June 27

Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

$15 per family

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

90 minutes children’s special tour.

The Peale family of painter’s interests expanded beyond the canvas and out into the natural world. Patriarch Charles Willson Peale inspired a love of science in his youngest son, Titian, through his efforts with his natural history museum. Titian Peale became a noted naturalist and botanical artist. In this hands-on program participants will learn what herbs were cultivated in eighteenth and nineteenth century Maryland and how they were used for cooking and medicine.  The program features a scavenger hunt, tour of the museum, and a take home craft of a botanical drawing.