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A Definite Must-Do!
Jan 05, 2015 by: LivinglifeinPA from Allentown, PA
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 Very Maryland Christmas" tour, so this beautiful home was decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs...........not that the beauty of the home needed the holiday decorations, but it was a special added touch. Don, our tour guide, was great. His area of interest was architecture, so he emphasized all the unique aspects of this wonderful American colonial home. The historical homes that we have toured in the past have had changes made in them, but not this one! What you see is what it had been in the past, as none of the families who lived here made any changes in it.......mind boggling! Totally worth the time to take the one-hour tour of this magnificent home!
18th Century architectural gem
Nov 30, 2014 by: dpyaffe from Washington DC, District of Columbia
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 based on the Palladian tradition. The house, which has a nice collection of Charles Wilson Peale portraits, was occupied by several families that had not altered the building before it was obtained by the trust that runs it to this day. The guide was quite knowledgeable, the hour tour was enjoyable.
Sep 27, 2014 by: Nikkip67 from Annapolis, Maryland
The docent wad full of local history and gave a lovely type. The house is full of antiques and beautiful hams carving.
Very interesting and fun tour
Aug 17, 2014 by: AABeyer from Freeland, Maryland
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 it needs to be mentioned. This lady was on oxygen and when she indicated she was going to give the tour, I simply though "Oh Gosh." This is a classic example of don't judge a book by it's cover as she did an outstanding job and made the tour fun. She was very informative and kept soliciting questions from all of us that took the tour. I wish I knew our docent's name to give her a personal shout out, but unfortunately, I don't. However, she did an excellent job, had a great sense of humor and made the tour quite informative and enjoyable.
A quick and free! interesting visit
Jan 09, 2014 by: nutrinut from Geneva, Switzerland
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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