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Very interesting and fun tour
Aug 17, 2014 by: AABeyer from Freeland, Maryland
Earlier in the year, we toured the William Paca house and wanted to come back to Annapolis to tour the Hammond-Harwood House. We took the tour of Hammond-Harwood on 8/14/14 in the afternoon. The elderly lady at the register turned out to be our tour guide. Now I have to say this and I am not being mean here, but it needs to be mentioned. This lady was on oxygen and when she indicated she was going to give the tour, I simply though "Oh Gosh." This is a classic example of don't judge a book by it's cover as she did an outstanding job and made the tour fun. She was very informative and kept soliciting questions from all of us that took the tour. I wish I knew our docent's name to give her a personal shout out, but unfortunately, I don't. However, she did an excellent job, had a great sense of humor and made the tour quite informative and enjoyable.
A quick and free! interesting visit
Jan 09, 2014 by: nutrinut from Geneva, Switzerland
They are only open for a couple of hours a day on weekdays, but if you are in the area, drop in and see the old wealthy man's home.
Jan 07, 2014 by: mattreider from Reston, Virginia
This is a strange museum/tour. The architecture, based on a Palladian drawing, is very balanced and represents the good times when Annapolis was a major trading port. There are excellent examples of furniture and art from the period. However, the house also has an eclectic mix of stuff acquired and installed by the group that took ownership of the place in order to open it for tours. Definitely worth a visit for the architecture and history.
Great example of Palladian architecture in Colonial America
Dec 30, 2013 by: Susan M from Charlottesville, Virginia
The Hammond-Harwood house is a great example of Palladian architecture and supposedly inspired Thomas Jefferson when he was remodeling Monticello. The house also has a good collection of Charles Wilson Peale paintings and John Shaw furniture.
Oct 21, 2013 by: ashleysmom from jacksonville
Definitely worthwhile. Apparently this is the only historical home in Annapolis that is mostly preserved (90% according to our docent). This is because the families that owned it didn't have the money to renovate through the years. They offer AAA and senior discounts. We paid $6 apiece.
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