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Hammond-Harwood House

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Address: 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: +1 410-263-4683
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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The Hammond Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, preserved intact since...

The Hammond Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, preserved intact since 1774. In addition to its magnificent, perfectly preserved architecture inside and out, this National Historic Landmark contains an outstanding collection of John Shaw furniture and Charles Willson Peale paintings.

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Historic house in downtown Annapolis

The house has an interesting history and our guide knowledgeable. There is a small gift shop with interesting items. It across the street from another historic house - Chase... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Pippadude
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Pekin, Illinois

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Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The house has an interesting history and our guide knowledgeable. There is a small gift shop with interesting items. It across the street from another historic house - Chase Lloyd House, and a brief walk from the William Paca House and garden.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by a Sunday afternoon and had a fantastic tour. The guide was knowledge, friendly, and adjusted his tour to my knowledge level. Even though the tour was supposed to be one hour long we went for an additional 30 minutes discussing the architecture and furniture. I highly recommend!

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I recommend this tour for all ages. I've been on many similar tours and this house is one of the few where all of the items and artifacts are original to the home. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and she didn't mind answering our many questions. It took about an hour and cost $10.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

You've missed something very special in Annapolis if you miss the Hammond House. The woodworking in this house is breathtaking. The art on the walls is gorgeous. The tour guide is excellent. I have done many tours of historic homes and expected the same repeated stories. Not so with this tour. I actually learned quite a bit from this excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Hammond House and the Paca House are a few blocks away from each other, making it easy to visit both. While the Hammond House is a touch long in the tooth and needs some repair, it's architectural detail, slew of Peale paintings and collection of furniture make it the standout for art and architecture in Annapolis. If you only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The architecture is beautiful and the tour guide was informative and would tailor the tour to our own personal interests. What made you pay admission? You answer truthfully and the guide will make sure the tour fulfills the cost. The architecture is beautiful and the collections, furniture, and other pieces are incredible. You truly feel like you're in a colonial... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We found this tour to be quite interesting, the tour guide very knowledgeable of the home and facts. The furnishings, though most are not from the original home, are from the era and quite nice.

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you're in Annapolis and enjoy historic homes, add this to your travels. Knowledgeable and entertaining docents make this worth a visit.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Will was our guide and did a great job showing us around. Telling us the interesting history of the building. It is rather a big mansion and our tour lasted an hour. If you are interested in history and architecture, you should vist this mansion.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The house looks a bit tired from the outside, but it's well worth to take a tour (every hour on the hour), because you get a really good idea of what life was like for the occupants at the end of the 18th century. Will, our guide, took his time in showing us the rooms and answer questions.

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