United States

3400 North Charles Street
Phone: 410-516-5589

Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University Museums

This National Historic Landmark, open to the public since 1997, is among the best surviving examples of domestic architecture of the Federal Period. The house has been widely-copied, most immediately by the campus architecture to which it also lends its name: the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University.

Homewood was built as a country house in 1801 for Charles Carroll Jr. and his bride, Harriet Chew. The only son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (one of the Maryland Signers of the Declaration of Independence), he was responsible for the design of the house, working in conjunction with builder brothers, Robert and William Edwards. For ideas for his house, Carroll relied upon the published designs of William Pain's 1796 "The Practical House Carpenter."

Today Homewood Museum provides a year-round calendar of tours, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and other educational programs.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

Homewood Museum is furnished as it would have been during the Carrolls' occupancy in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Its elegant architectural details, interior spaces, and brightly colored rooms are filled with objects of the period, including many superb examples of Baltimore furniture, a number of Carroll family objects, and highlights from many local museum and private collections, including silver, cut glass, and ceramics.

Previous Exhibitions

Feathers, Fins, and Fur: The Pet in Early Maryland
January 4 through March 31, 2007

Forthcoming exhibitions

Welcome Little Stranger: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Family in Early Maryland
January 17 through March 31, 2008


General admission: $6.00
Senior citizens: $5.00
College students with valid ID: $3.00
Children 6 and over: $3.00

JHU students & affiliates: Free
Members: Free
Under 6 years of age: Free

Opening hours

Homewood Museum's permanent collections and changing exhibition are open to the public through guided tours, which are offered on the half-hour with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Getting there

Homewood Museum is located on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus at 3400 North Charles Street in North Baltimore City, only 4.5 miles from the Inner Harbor. It is easily accessible from I-95, I-693, and I-83. Public transportation routes include MTA bus #11 and the Collegetown Shuttle.


The Museum Shop is open during museum hours, and offers catalogues, books, apparel and accessories, home furnishings, and stationary inspired by the collections of Homewood Museum.

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To arrange group tours of the Museum, call 410-516-5589.

Special group tour options include teas, box lunches, madeira tastings, and an outdoor ArtWalk to the nearby Baltimore Museum of Art.

Group rates are available. All groups of 15 or more must schedule in advance.


All Members of Homewood Museum receive these benefits:

Unlimited free admission
Invitations to special events and members-only receptions
Reduced rates on unique cultural experiences, including lectures, concerts, travel, and other events
10% discount on purchases in Johns Hopkins University Museums shops
Subscription to newsletters
Free guest pass
Reciprocal benefits at over 160 museums nationwide through the Time Travelers museum consortium
Personal satisfaction in supporting the Johns Hopkins University Museums

Friend $50
Family $75
Concert Fellow $100
Includes 4 tickets to the Peabody at Homewood Concert Series

Landmark Society Fellow: $250-$499
Landmark Society Patron: $500-$999
Landmark Society Benefactor: $1000+