Homewood House: a tour and history of this Charles Village mansion
Learn about a slice of Maryland history that is in our backyard: the Homewood House on the Johns Hopkins University campus. All are welcome to come learn about the history and architecture of the beautiful Homewood House!
Charles Carroll Jr., (son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence) built Homewood with money he received as a wedding gift from his father in 1801. The 130 acre villa was to be a summer home. It was built on a Palladian-inspired five-part plan. It is renowned for its elegant proportions, fine workmanship, and extravagant detail. The mansion is filled with objects contemporary to or associated with the Carroll family. Located on the campus of The John Hopkins University, Homewood is one of the nation's best surviving examples of Federal period architecture and the source for the campus's architectural vocabulary.
We are working on identifying some local historians who may be able to attend the tour with us and supplement our tour.
Parking is available on University Avenue and is free on Sundays.