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Liriodendron Mansion

502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3521
+1 410-879-4424
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Not terribly impressive

Georgian revival Mansion formerly the residence of one of the four prestigous teaching doctors of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mbw244
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Belcamp, Maryland
Beautiful place for small events

My nephew was married in the back yard of this mansion over the Memorial Day weekend in 2017. What... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
conniegum
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Hereford, AZ
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Historic home of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School. Built in 1898, Palladian architecture, summer home for Dr. & Mrs. Kelly and their nine children. Property and mansion now owned by Harford County and operated by the nonprofit Liriodendron Foundation. Situated on beautiful parkland with access to the Ma & Pa walking trail. Second floor features exhibits by local artists from March to November. Home is open year round and is now a popular wedding and event venue. Open House for visitors, free of charge, most Wednesdays from 1-7pm and Sundays 1-4pm.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“summer home” (4 reviews)
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502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3521
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+1 410-879-4424

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Georgian revival Mansion formerly the residence of one of the four prestigous teaching doctors of John's Hopkins that for the most part given over to wedding parties and displaying second rate artists work as a type of gallery. The grounds and interior are well taken...More

Thank mbw244
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Liriodendron. We are sorry that the current configuration and use of the house did not meet your expectations. However the historical and architectural splendor and integrity of the mansion remains; in fact the house is virtually in original condition. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew was married in the back yard of this mansion over the Memorial Day weekend in 2017. What a perfect place in the spring! While weather was cool and overcast, that was actually ideal for a wedding. The ceremony was outside, we ate outside...More

Thank conniegum
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful and very thorough review! We are glad your family enjoyed the Sunday Brunch wedding.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was a great place to take our mom on Mother's Day. She enjoys touring old homes and (bonus!) the mansion was the summer home of a doctor and founding member of Johns Hopkins Medical College, which my mom (who is a retired RN) found...More

Thank Scrpbkr
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We plan to make our Mother's Day Open House an annual event.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

My son's wedding was here in July and the mansion and grounds were lovely. The grounds are a beautiful woodland setting. In the spring, the azaleas are beautiful. If you have your event in May you will have a blooming canopy of wisteria overhanging the...More

Thank MommaLlama920
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped in to take a self guided tour of this lovely mansion on a weekend, while we took a break from walking on the nearby trail with our dog. They had an art show set up in the different rooms. I was more into...More

Thank tmort63
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went during the day and it wasn't technically open but people were there and took us for a short tour. It's a beautiful place and would make a great place to host a wedding.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I believe this is the best place around Bel Air to host a small to medium sized event. I have had events here and attended a number of shows and functions here and always been quite happy with the location.

Thank MarylandBuffydog
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A nostalgic visit to a time long past... Could use a bit of artistic input as far as the displays. They seem a bit disheveled and could use some sprucing up.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Been to many events at the Lirio and am always taken by the historic significance of the place and what it's occupants brought with it. It's a great space for a meeting or a party.

Thank Max M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I recently attended a lovely morning wedding here, and couldn't have been more impressed with the setting, the staff, or the food. The mansion is actually a bit smaller than I expected, giving it a surprisingly (and welcome) intimate feel. It is beautifully maintained, with...More

Thank KerrySK
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