Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday, September 11 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.


Wine Down Wednesdays- Domestic Disarray: Sex, Scandal, and Salacious Behavior in Early Annapolis

Frances Chase Loockerman by Robert Field c. 1803

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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

The story of the Loockerman’s begins in October 1803 when Frances Townley Chase, a woman from an affluent Annapolis family marries the dashing Richard Loockerman of the Eastern Shore, a young man of great promise and inherited fortune. Noted as some of Robert Field’s best work the Loockerman’s miniatures were also painted upon their union. Field depicts an attractive couple filled with optimism for their future life together. Undenounced to Frances during their courtship, Richard’s vices soon became apparent including drinking and gambling.

The couple immediately began spending time on Richard’s inherited plantation in Caroline County much the chagrin of Frances’ father, the venerable Judge Jeremiah Townley Chase, once Mayor of Annapolis. In 1811 Judge Chase bought the Hammond estate next door to his home for Frances and Richard, which included an over ten thousand square foot structure and four acres of land. Instead of deeding the property to Richard, Judge Chase kept the property in his name in order to avoid Richard gambling it away. The Loockerman’s rollercoaster of a marriage produced ten children and came to a crashing halt in November of 1834 when Richard’s destructive ways proved fatal.

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 the house with purchasing your drink for just $5!


Venice on the Avenue

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Did you know… Hammond-Harwood House was commissioned by a colonial patriot …and designed by an Englishman…who was inspired by a 16th-century Italian architect?

Celebrate colonial Annapolis’s Italian connection …with food, wine, music, architecture tours, garden gazing, and more at Hammond Harwood House on Maryland Avenue.

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Charles Willson Peale Walking Tour

Friday, September 27 at Noon

$15 per person/ $10 Members




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


A tour of Annapolis’s historic district, where the painter Charles Willson Peale’s world has been preserved. Walk starts at the Old Treasury Building on the grounds of the Capitol.

Guests will also receive complimentary admission to the Hammond-Harwood House, where 15 paintings by Peale and other members of his family are on view.