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Hammond-Harwood House

19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-4683
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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. Open daily noon to 5 p.m, closed on Tuesday.

Attraction

General

- Family Friendly


General

Hours

- Sunday

12pm - 5pm

- Monday

12pm - 5pm

- Tuesday

Closed

- Wednesday

12pm - 5pm

- Thursday

12pm - 5pm

- Friday

12pm - 5pm

- Saturday

12pm - 5pm

From Novice to Knowledgeable: Unwrapping Chocolate’s Secrets
Hammond-Harwood House

From Novice to Knowledgeable: Unwrapping Chocolate’s Secrets

December 8, 2019

Know Before You Go! Prepare for the whirlwind experience that is the annual Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival at this annual informative, tasty, and interactive supplemental program. Maryland was one of the only colonies south of the Mason-Dixon line to be home to a chocolate maker in the 18th century. Attend this program to find out where he worked and more interesting chocolate facts to make you a true chocolate connoisseur. Participants will get hands-on when they grind cacao nibs into chocolate the way it would have been done in the 18th century. Different types of cacao and the history of chocolate processing from the pre-industrial days to the modern-day will also be explored, and, at each step in the process, different types of chocolates will be sampled to make this scrumptious chocolate journey complete.

Holiday Open House & Greens Sale
Hammond-Harwood House

Holiday Open House & Greens Sale

December 6, 2019

In the spring of 1825 Mrs. Frances Loockerman decided to create a very special boxwood garden behind her mansion on Maryland Avenue. The “box walk” was planted in the shape of a heart. Since 1953 the museum’s many volunteers have created special holiday boxwood wreaths. This year you can decorate your home for the holidays with our festive Boxwood Collection! Crafted from boxwood grown in the historic Hammond-Harwood House garden! On Friday, December 6 the beautiful carved front doors of Hammond-Harwood House will be opened and guests will be welcomed into the house to be the first to see the decorated rooms. The party will continue in the historic kitchen, where delectable festive treats can be paired with a variety of fine wines. Call 410 263 4683 extension 10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org to reserve your unique Festive Boxwood Wreaths and Trees! Options to choose from: Festive Boxwood Wreath Medium 14”-16” Cost: $30 Festive Boxwood Wreath Large 18”-20” Cost: $40 Each Wreath comes with your choice of bow: Red – Gold – Tartan Festive Decorated Boxwood Tree Approximately 20” tall. Cost: $35 If you want to Volunteer in our Wreaths’ Workshop, please let us know!