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Address: 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: +1 410-263-4683
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Description: The Hammond Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, preserved intact...
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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What a great find!

Just outside the Naval Academy when you exit from the Navy Chapel, it’s easy to miss, but well worth a visit. The guided tours go on the hour, but if you are a few minutes late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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312 reviews 312 reviews
177 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just outside the Naval Academy when you exit from the Navy Chapel, it’s easy to miss, but well worth a visit. The guided tours go on the hour, but if you are a few minutes late, the nice docents will catch you up with the tour. It’s a interesting house, built in 1774 and never burned down or changed and... More 

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Allentown, PA
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255 reviews 255 reviews
41 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had this house on our schedule of things that we might want to see during our December visit to Annapolis, but the owner of the B & B where we were staying told us that it was a "must-do". Yep, he was right! We were lucky in that we toured the home on the last day of their "A... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The Hammond Harwood house was an unexpectedly pleasant find in "downtown"Annapolis. Located two blocks from Gate 3 to the U.S. naval Academy, it is the rare historical house that still has the integrity of the original construction. The house was designed by a leading residential British architect of the times for a wealthy landowner according to an "academic" architectural model... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The docent wad full of local history and gave a lovely type. The house is full of antiques and beautiful hams carving.

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Freeland, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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