Hammond-Harwood House

Address: 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 263-4683 | Presenter

Things to Do | Museums

About Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House is a museum of 18th century architecture and art standing as a testament to the importance of preservation to the residents of Annapolis, and America. Built in 1774, this National Historic Landmark presents a window into the lives of the people who built the house, lived in it, and ensured that it would be enjoyed by future generations for years to come. Tours of the House highlight its refined design, unique history, and incomparable collection of paintings by Charles Willson Peale and furniture by John Shaw.



- Family Friendly

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- Reservation Recommended

- Reservations Required

- Specials/Coupons for Groups



- Friday

12pm - 5pm

- Monday


- Saturday

12pm - 5pm

- Sunday

12pm - 5pm

- Thursday

12pm - 5pm

- Tuesday

12pm - 5pm

- Wednesday

12pm - 5pm

- Discounts

Children Ages 12 & Under , Group Discount , Senior , Student ,

- Payment Methods Accepted

Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,

TripAdvisor® Traveller Reviews

Anniversary trip
Barrie and Howard were very personable and extremely knowledgeable. Many beautiful period pieces and paintings. If you like historic houses, this one is well worth a visit. Read Full Review
A lovely building!
Knowledgeable docent. Many many paintings on the walls (lost track of all the details). Different rooms have different eras represented. Very crowded with many interesting pieces. Read Full Review
Splendid Home
We stopped in a few months ago to check another historic home off of our list. The lady giving the tour was very nice & knowledgeable, and the home itself has such beautiful architecture (molding... Read Full Review

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Secret Garden Tour
Hammond-Harwood House

Secret Garden Tour

June 3, 2017

The 2017 Secret Garden Tour, sponsored by the Hammond-Harwood House Association, is a rare opportunity to see some of the most stunning private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. This year, all of the gardens are within easy walking distance of the Hammond-Harwood House; the tour originates from the museum grounds at 19 Maryland Avenue.  The gardens on the tour represent a variety of designs, including beautifully peaceful shade gardens, artful container gardens, innovative hardscapes and traditional brickwork patios, and scenic views of Annapolis landmarks. Docents are stationed in each garden to answer questions and describe interesting features. Don’t miss this highlight of the Annapolis experience – a wonderful way to begin the spring and summer season.A special thank you to the homeowners who open their gates to ticket holders for this event, and to the volunteer docents and sponsors who make it possible. $30 per person in advance$35  day of the event The event is held rain or shine.  Proceeds benefit the Hammond-Harwood House.

Marvin Ross: Monuments Man
Hammond-Harwood House

Marvin Ross: Monuments Man

April 1, 2017

The exquisite collection of furniture and fine art acquired for the Hammond-Harwood House has benefited from the expertise of trained museum professionals. Marvin Ross (1904-1977), an early trustee, is a prime example.  Ross, who was an expert on the Byzantine era, led an extraordinary life as Curator of Medieval and Subsequent Arts at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and later as the first curator of Hillwood, heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post’s private estate in northwest Washington, D.C.  During World War II, Ross was a member of the 'Monuments Men'- the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the Allied Forces.  This group of curators, architects, and historians identified and recovered art stolen by Nazi forces. This special exhibition explores the life of Marvin Ross, who was a member of the Hammond-Harwood House furnishings committee in the 1950's and 1960's, and presents the collection that he directly helped to acquire for the Hammond-Harwood House. From a report of the furnishings committee, June 1951: “No one has been more astute in their efforts to keep us before the public than Mr. Marvin C. Ross.  He has, as we all know, a most unusual flare for finding beautiful treasures for our old house.” Exhibition runs April 1 to December 31, 2017.  Free and open to the public during normal tour hours, Tuesday through Sunday noon to 5pm. Members only reception March 30.