The Tour

Rights and Reproductions

Homewood Museum provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing to the Director-Curator. All requests are processed in a timely manner, according to the order in which they are received.

Michelle Fitzgerald,
Assistant Curator Homewood Museum
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: 410.516.8645
fax: 410.516.7859

3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Welcome to Homewood

A tour of Homewood is a time-traveling experience, transporting you to the days when members of Maryland’s prominent Carroll family called this elegant Federal-period mansion home. As you move through the home’s spaces, you’ll see exquisitely decorated rooms, appointed in the most fashionable styles available to members of early America’s elite.

But underneath the sheen of privilege, all was not well. Hear about the personal struggles faced by the Carroll family, and meet the Ross and Conner families, who lived alongside, but were enslaved by, the Carroll family. How did these three families coexist in wildly unequal circumstances? What did they share? How were their fates linked? The answers are here. Come discover them for yourself.

  • The House
    Homewood is an 8,000-square-foot, Palladian-style, Federal-era mansion, renowned for its elegant proportions, fine workmanship, and extravagant details.
  • The Carroll Family
    Homewood has direct ties to at least three generations of Maryland’s prominent Carroll family.
  • The Conner Family
    Izadod Conner, an enslaved gardener; his wife, Cis, a spinner and enslaved house servant; and six of their 13 children lived at Homewood during the first quarter of the 19th century. Spinning wheel courtesy of Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis.
  • The Ross Family
    William and Rebecca Ross were a young married couple who were enslaved domestic servants within the Carroll household.
  • Outbuildings and Grounds
    The original Homewood estate comprised 130 acres and boasted numerous ancillary structures and elaborate grounds.
  • Collections
    Homewood Museum’s collection consists of fine and decorative arts objects representative of the furnishings at Homewood during the Carroll family’s occupancy (1801-1832).