Homewood Museum


Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gift Shop

Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tour Options

Access to the museum requires taking either a docent-led tour or a self-guided tour. Docent-led tours of Homewood are available Wednesday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., beginning on the half hour and lasting approximately 60 minutes. Self-guided tours are available depending upon staffing and have entry windows.

To confirm daily tour availability, please call the museum at 410-516-5589.


  • $12 regular admission
  • $10 discounted admission*
    For seniors, JHU alumni, AAA members, non-Baltimore City Public School students, and non-active/retired military.
  • Free*
    For JHU faculty, staff, and students, JHU Museums members, children under 5, Baltimore City Public Schools students, and active military.

* To qualify for free or discounted admission, you may be asked to show a valid ID (student ID, AAA card, military ID, etc.)

Research at Homewood Museum

JHU faculty and students are encouraged to visit the museum and study its collections. To make arrangements to visit or access an object, please submit a request using our online form.

Request Collection Access

Getting There

3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218


We welcome visitors by foot and bicycle. Bike racks are located on the Johns Hopkins University campus. U-Bolt bike locks are recommended.


Baltimore City bus routes service the museum’s Charles Street location, including the Route 51 Bus (“Towson-Downtown”) and Route 95 Bus (“Downtown to Roland Park”). Routes and stops change frequently, so please consult the MTA’s website here.

Collegetown Shuttle

For students, faculty, and staff of the Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Towson University, the free Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle operates during the spring and fall semesters. The stop for Johns Hopkins University is at 3400 North Charles Street. Homewood is at the top right of the circular driveway at the campus’ main entrance.


There is limited free parking at Homewood Museum. A small parking lot can be accessed from the south-bound lane of Charles Street, south of University Parkway, just after the University tennis courts. Please register your car at the Homewood Museum Gift Shop once you have arrived.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What procedures are in place to minimize the spread of illness?

    Homewood Museum follows Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 policies. At this time, visitors and docents are not required to wear a mask inside or outside the museum.

  • What is the tour like? What will I see?

    On either a docent-led or a self-guided tour of Homewood, you will learn about the history of early 19th-century Baltimore and the people who resided at Homewood during that time, both free and enslaved. You also will see 12 rooms of the Federal-era mansion, plus many objects in its collection, including furniture, ceramics, paintings, and silver.

    Please note: The tour discusses mature themes such as slavery, violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault, and may not be appropriate for younger visitors.

  • How long is the tour?

    The docent-led tour takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The self-guided tour takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

  • Is the museum accessible to people with limited mobility?

    Due to the historical nature of the building, Homewood Museum is not accessible to those with impaired mobility. The regular tour requires climbing stairs and being able to stand for the duration of the tour.

  • Can I explore the grounds?

    Homewood sits on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University, which spans approximately 130 acres in the Charles Village neighborhood. Included with admission to the museum is a self-guided grounds tour, which allows visitors to explore the surviving accessory buildings and locations of the early 19th-century Homewood farm.

  • Can I walk the grounds without paying admission?

    The Johns Hopkins campus is open to visitors. All visitors must comply with all Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 policies. Grounds tour packets and maps are available in the Gift Shop, for which small donations are gratefully accepted.

  • Are the grounds accessible to those with limited mobility?

    Yes, the grounds are accessible for people with limited mobility.

  • Can I take photographs at Homewood?

    Yes, photography for non-commercial use is allowed inside and outside at Homewood. Please consult our Photography Policy for further information.

  • What facilities are available on-site for visitors?

    Bathrooms are available onsite, but located down a full flight of stairs. Food concessions are available in the Charles Village neighborhood just a short walk from the museum.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted.

  • Are strollers allowed?

    Strollers are welcome but will need to be left at the Gift Shop during a docent-led tour.

  • Do you offer group tours?

    Yes, we welcome groups to the museum. Group tours start at nine (9) people and receive a discounted rate. To learn more about booking a group tour, please email museums@jhu.edu.

  • I would like to access the museum and/or its collections for research purposes. Who do I contact?

    We are happy to consider scholarly inquiries. Please contact Curator of Collections, Michelle Fitzgerald, at mfitzg19@jhu.edu with a summary of your research objective and timeline.

  • Do you have a gift shop?

    Yes, Homewood’s Gift Shop offers a variety of attractive items for sale, including stationery, books, giftware, housewares, jewelry, and accessories. Proceeds from the Gift Shop support museum operations and initiatives. Your patronage is appreciated.

  • Can I host an event at Homewood?

    No, we are not hosting private events at Homewood at this time. Our sister museum, Evergreen Museum & Library, does host events, including weddings, parties, conferences, and more. For more information, contact Evergreen’s Private Events program.

  • How do I become more involved with Homewood Museum?

    Your participation is welcome and essential to the functioning of the museum! You can get involved by becoming a member, a volunteer, a donor, or simply by joining our mailing list, in the right sidebar.