This museum highlights Maryland colonial life during the 1770s.
The Hammond-Harwood House was built for the 25-year-old tobacco planter Matthias Hammond of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The young Hammond had inherited not only a great deal of money but also a keen business sense. Indeed, Hammond managed to accrue more and more real estate while still successfully managing his various tobacco plantations. In April of 1773, Matthias Hammond was selected as a member of the vestry of St. Anne's Parish and in May of the same year he was elected to represent the City of Annapolis as a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly.