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Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis

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The Hammond–Harwood House is a historic house museum at 19 Maryland Avenue in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Built in 1774, is one of the premier colonial houses remaining in America from the British colonial period (1607–1776). It is the only existing work of colonial academic architecture that was principally designed from a plate in Andrea Palladio's I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture) (1570). The house was designed by the architect William Buckland in 1773–1774 for wealthy farmer Matthias Hammond of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It was modeled on the design of the Villa Pisani in Montagnana, Italy, as depicted in Book II, Chapter XIV of Palladio's work. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960, and is now managed by a non-profit organization as a museum.

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  • My husband and I had an exceptional tour yesterday at Hammond-Harwood House. The history of the architecture, the people, the state of Maryland, the city of Annapolis all rolled into one. We would.....  more »
  • Elva was our guide - completely delightful, well informed, and very fun. It was steamy day so she kept us moving when we went outdoors.  more »
  • The house is an excellent example of Georgian architexture. The tour was well worth it and Don was an amazing docent!
  • Great spot to get historical understanding of Annapolis

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