Hammond-Harwood House’s St. Anne’s Cemetery Tour

Saturday, November 2  at 11am

$15/ $10 Members

Tour begins at the cemetery entrance. 20% of the profits go towards preservation of St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Did you know that several of the Hammond-Harwood House’s former occupants are buried in St. Anne’s cemetery? On this interactive cemetery tour, visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called the great house home. Stories of love, tragedy, and insanity will be unearthed in this hour long tour through the winding hills of the burying ground. Participants will receive a half hour admission ticket to the Hammond-Harwood House Museum.


Collectors’ Day 2019 Dining in Decadence: Culinary Culture in Early America 

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Saturday, November 9 from 1 pm to 5 pm

This year the 3rd annual Collectors’ Day at the Hammond-Harwood House takes you to the table of yesteryear as we explore culinary material culture. Sources like inventories, cookbooks, and letters help us gain an understanding of an early American kitchen and dining room. With these primary documents we can build the story of the objects in the collection or of the previous owner’s interests. We can learn about the construction of the collection objects and about the decorative, the intellectual, and the conventional aspects of each piece. Home of the historic Maryland’s Way Cookbook, the Hammond-Harwood House is proud to offer this day of collections, lectures, and culinary delights.
The Hammond-Harwood House Museum, an 18th-century Anglo-Palladian house with a well-curated collection of American fine and decorative arts, will host Collectors’ Day, with speakers at the event discussing recipes and dining culture of early America.


1 p.m. Afternoon refreshments

1:45 p.m. Optional Curator’s Tour of dining material culture

3 p.m. Lectures in the ballroom

5 p.m. Curated wine tasting experience & heavy hors d’oeuvres reception with historic sweets and savory recipes

For reservations please call 410-263-4683 ex 10. $75 per person. Limited capacity, lectures will take place in the ballroom, a period room in the mansion. Tickets includes all lectures, food, and curated wine experience

Dining in Decadence: Interpreting the Late Georgian Table for the Historic House Museum

Joyce White, a food historian, operates A Taste of History with Joyce White, offering food history PowerPoint presentations on a variety of topics along with food tastings. Joyce also writes articles for local publications. Joyce has served as foodways consultant to the Riversdale House Museum and William Paca House, and as guest curator for the Maryland State Exhibit for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, LA. She is on the Board of Trustees for Annapolis’ c. 1774 Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Joyce has a B.A. in American Studies from William Smith College and an M.A. in American Studies from Penn State University.
The Post-Revolution Evolution of Dining in America and Great Britain
Janine E. Skerry, Ph.D. | In 2016, Janine E. Skerry became senior curator of metals at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she had previously served since 2009 as curator of metals and since 1993 as curator of ceramics and glass. She holds degrees from Yale University; the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and the University of Delaware; and Boston University.















Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday, November 6 at 2 pm

$10 per person/Members Free

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email


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. Please note we will have a book club led by our director the last two months of the year. November 6th the book club will discuss Emma and December 11th the book club will discuss Sense and Sensibility.


Wine Down Wednesday- Dining in the Dark: A Look at Early 19th Century Culinary Culture with Craft Cocktails Inspired by the Collection

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Collections talk at 6 pm

$15 per person/Members Free

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email


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

Appreciate this historic mansion by the light of candlelight then enjoy a glass with your friends.

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



John Shaw Furniture Tour

Saturday, November 16 at 2 pm

$15 per person/$10 Members

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email


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.