BNHA Homewood House Museum (Johns Hopkins University)


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Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

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Charles Street Byway

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Gracing the Johns Hopkins University campus, the Homewood House is noted as one of the most important examples of Federal Style architecture in the United States. Built between 1801 and 1803, the house was designed and constructed by Charles Carroll, Jr., the son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

In 1902, Homewood and its grounds were purchased for the Johns Hopkins University campus, and the house became the architectural precedent for its campus buildings. Today, a carefully restored Homewood, with a carefully selected collection of furniture, domestic goods, and decorative items from Charles Carroll Jr.’s time, is open to the public.