In honor of Black History Month, Homewood Museum is offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum that draws on new scholarship to tell the stories of Charles and Harriet Carroll, for whom Homewood was constructed in 1801, and two enslaved families, the Rosses and the Conners, who labored for the Carrolls in first quarter of the 19th century.
Using Homewood's exquisitely restored period rooms and its world-renowned collections, the tour reveals how the fates of all three families became inextricably linked in ways both typical and unexpected. The tour also contextualizes their experiences within early republic Baltimore, when slavery and ideals of liberty shaped and steered the young nation.
Since its official launch in February 2019, the tour has been honored by both Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Heritage for its inclusive, uncompromising examination of life inside Homewood during those years. Whether you are new to Homewood or have experienced it before, this new tour provides fresh insights about Homewood's first residents and the complex society in which they sought fulfillment.
PLEASE NOTE: Tours are available on the hour with the last tour of the day departing at 3 p.m. Advance reservations are required for groups of 7 or more. To make advance reservations, please call the museum at 410-516-5589.