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Homewood Museum, Baltimore

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The Homewood Museum is a historical museum located on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, Maryland. It was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1971, noted as a family home of Maryland's Carroll family. It, along with Evergreen Museum & Library, make up the Johns Hopkins University Museums.
The Homewood Estate was offered as a wedding gift in 1800 by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, (1737-1832), the longest surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, to his son Charles Carroll Jr. It occupied 140acre acres in northern Baltimore and was first known as "Merryman's Lott." Carroll had purchased the parcel of land in 1794. Charles Carroll Jr. began construction on a stately and modern country home of his own design in 1801 and had mostly finished by 1808. It cost $40,000, four times the budgeted expense. For reasons both personal and political, "Homewood" led to a severe breach in relations between father and son. Ultimately, Carroll (Senior) bought the house from his son in 1824 and managed the "most improvident waste" until his son's death the next year. The house then passed to Charles Carroll III, (the grandson), who lived there until he inherited the rural landmark family estate, Doughoregan Manor (in modern Howard County), from his grandfather.
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  • On a recent trip to the Baltimore/Annapolis area, we visited the Homewood Museum, and took the tour with the most wonderful docent. The house belonged to the Carroll family originally, and then later ...  more »
  • Excellent up-close glimpse into a period home. It is easy to imagine the life at the time. Great in combination with the Baltimore Museum of Art which is in walking distance.  more »
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  • The home is beautifully restored, the tour is informative and personal. We learned about the history, the lives of the family, the servants and enslaved, and their personal stories. Every room is filled with Carroll family pieces or period pieces, photos, descriptive plaques. It was a bargain at $8 a person, gift shop is cute, personnel are friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Great museum, the ladies were kind and informative. Gives some insight into the evolution of the school

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