- Historic Homes/Mansions, Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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The Hammond-Harwood House, the self-proclaimed "jewel of Annapolis," is in all seriousness, a gem. William Buckland, the indentured servant turned famed architect also responsible for George Mason's Gunston Hall, began work on the townhouse in the late 18th century. He employed elements of the Anglo-Palladian style, which have been masterfully preserved. Visitors to the home will enjoy 50-minute guided tours that touch on everything from the architecture to the families that inhabited the home. A two-hour, $20 in-depth tour of the architecture of the house is also offered by appointment only.
Recent visitors to the house said they were pleasantly surprised by how interesting the tour was, adding that the guides are knowledgeable and do a great job engaging visitors and soliciting questions.
Admission to the Hammond-Harwood House is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors or students and $4 for kids. The admission price includes a tour, which starts every hour on the hour. From April to October, the house is open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. In November and December, the home is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. And the cold months between January and March, the home is open for group and school tours by appointment only (410-263-4683 ext. 16). For more information, check out the website.
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