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Continuing a beloved Annapolis tradition, the annual Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour will be held for the 19th year. This special event allows attendees to enter the gates of beautiful private gardens located in the Historic Annapolis District.

The properties between City Dock and Spa Creek contain architectural treasures from Annapolis’ colonial times, along with homes from the Victorian era and the 20th century. Their gardens range in size from very small to astonishingly large. The scenic grounds are carefully tended with loving devotion and cannot be typically viewed from the sidewalk.

Proceeds from the Secret Garden Tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House and its museum that houses a remarkable collection of decorative art, furniture, and paintings.

Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House is a grand specimen of 18th Century architecture. The house is considered as having the “Most Beautiful Doorway in America.” Built in 1774 as the town home for wealthy farmer Mathias Hammond, the structure was the last project of William Buckland, a renowned American architect of the Colonial period. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960.

The house is the only remaining work of colonial academic architecture principally inspired by a plate in Andrea Palladio’s I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture) (1570). The Hammond-Harwood House is a testament to the commitment of Annapolitans to the preservation of their city’s history and heritage.

Event Details

Location: Hammond-Harwood House

Date: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2019

Time: 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Address: 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

For More Information & Tickets: Secret Garden Tour 2019

Your Inn Near the Secret Garden Tour

The Holiday Candlelight Stroll starting point at City Dock is less than half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.

If you love American history, make sure to also visit the United States Naval Academy when you are in Annapolis and take a Public Tour. It is only half a mile away from Gibson’s. For their current public, special, sports, and musical events, please click on this link from their website: USNA Calendar

Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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