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“interesting home”

Hammond-Harwood House
Ranked #11 of 90 things to do in Annapolis
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Owner description: 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.
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“interesting home”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank barbara h
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Sydney, Australia
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“Lovely house with lots of history”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank ThePackedBag
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Montgomery, Texas
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“Very interesting house; Excellent Docent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

My wife and I toured the Hammond-Harwood House during a brief visit to Annapolis. My wife picked it out based upon a recommendation in Fodor's travel book. Our docent tour guide was Carol Kelley. She was EXCELLENT! The house was interesting. Carol gave us lots of interesting tidbits about the architecture, the furnishings and the history of the house. It was an excellent example of pre-revolutionary architecture and construction for the well-to-do Maryland folks. It does involve a lot of standing and climbing stairs but it is very worth it. I would hardily recommend it to anyone visiting Annapolis and interested in pre-revolutionary life and housing. Don't forget to ask form the senior rate should you qualify.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank MaroonDawg67
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

The house itself is ok. It will not blow you out of the water. The kitchen is the most interesting room in the house. It is best visited when it is decorated for Christmas.

Visited August 2012
Thank Patricia S
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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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“An interesting story”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Our guide kept reminding us of the importance of the architect of this building, as well as the stature of the man who hired him to design it. An introductory video repeats much of the same. This is not what you expect from a colonial home: the rooms are big, ceilings high, proportions very different from anything of this period in New England (where I come from) and therefore very informative. The many moldings in every room and furnishings are elegant, florid and beautifully combined. Furnishings are from same early period, but mostly donated. Nonetheless, our tour and the information about its decor create a real impression of the times and values of its occupants.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Gay T
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