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Hammond-Harwood House

19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-4683
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Ranked #10 of 43 attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Geneva, Switzerland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

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.

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Reston, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

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... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

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.

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jacksonville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

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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England
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10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

it is poorly advertised, doesn't open until 12 and nothing to tell you. Once you get in the docents are quite good and an interesting tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We visited in May and enjoyed a fabulous tour led by a super knowledgeable docent (Carol). This is a piece of American History preserved in time. We loved the original furnishings and artwork. If you love architecture or American History, you'll love this place. A must see in Annapolis!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The tour was wonderful, Thanks to Our dedicated guide BOBBY She was very Informative and a pure delight. It felt like we were in the 1700 era with her sincere approach to this must do activity in Annapolis

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Upstate NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a beautiful mansion of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It gives one an excellent understanding of just how much the signers were putting on the line for all we now cherish: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Very nicely furnished and decorated, the tour is quite informative.

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raleigh nc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We took an interesting tour of home and grounds. The docent did an excellent job, including commentary on architecture, art work, furniture of the period. The home is in amazing shape. That alone is impressive. There are a few others I would like to visit as well, but will have to save that for another time.

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Sydney, Australia
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283 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I managed to get a personal tour as I was the last of the day. It's a nice historic home and when coupled with William Paca House gives you a good overview of early Annapolis life.

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