Plan a Visit

3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Guided Tours

Guided tours for groups of 15 or more adults may be scheduled during regular museum hours. Tours typically last 70–90 minutes. Smaller groups can be accommodated, but are not eligible for a group discount.

Tour rates are $7 per person. Free motorcoach parking is available. Boxed lunches are available for an additional $14 per person. The tour guide is responsible for confirming the number of boxed lunches one week prior to the visit. Payment is due for all lunches confirmed at that time.

Group visits are scheduled on a space-available basis, and reservations are required at least two weeks prior to your planned visit. A $20 deposit by check or credit card is required with signed contract. The $20 deposit will be applied toward the tour fee, but is non-refundable if cancellation is less than 2 days before the tour date.

To schedule a group tour, please contact:
Phone: 410.516.5589

Special Group Tours

Specialized tours highlighting Homewood's decorative arts collection and architecture and architectural walking tours of the Homewood campus may be arranged for your group. Joint tours with other area institutions can also be arranged. Call 410.516.5589 for rates and availability of special subject tours and before- or after-hours tours.

Tour and Madeira Tasting

Homewood Museum offers a special group tour that includes a Madeira tasting reception in the Wine Cellar. Madeira, a fortified wine from Portugal, was collected and savored by Maryland gentry. Charles Carroll Jr.'s most valuable entry in his inventory at the time of his death in 1825 was his Madeira, and his Madeira garret is one of the unique surviving spaces at Homewood.

Groups learn the history of Madeira and its importance in the early United States and taste three different types of Madeira—from sweet to dry—following a tour of the museum. Held in the original wine cellar, the reception includes Madeira wines accompanied by a variety of fruits, nuts, and cheeses that compliment the character of this special wine.. The tour and tasting includes two bottles of Madeira per group and cheese and crackers. Additional bottles of Madeira are available for the tasting at $25 each.

Hours: The Tour & Madeira Tasting at Homewood is offered Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arrangements also can be made for a special evening Tour & Madeira Tasting.

Admission: $30/person including tour, for a minimum fee of $450/group.

Reservations, Payment and Cancellations: Same policies as above.

Tea and Tour

Homewood's Tea & Tour is perfect way to spend a day with friends, celebrate a special occasion, or recognize staff members, and is a great outing for alumni groups, clubs, and friends. The house tour is followed by tea served in the Wine Cellar and the chance to browse in the Museum Shop.

Hours: Tea & Tour at Homewood is offered Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: $30/person including tour for groups of 15 to 30 participants.

Reservations, Payment and Cancellations: Same policies as above.

Historic Homewood ArtWalk

Combine your tour of Homewood Museum with the Historic Homewood ArtWalk, a fun, informative walking tour covering some of the most historic and artistic sites between the two significant collections of American historic interiors and decorative arts at Homewood and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Traversing the east side of The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, the ArtWalk covers over 200 years of history in less than a quarter mile.

45-minute guided tours are offered by appointment. To arrange for a tour call Homewood at 410.516.5589.


A brochure with a map listing tour stops and highlights is available at Homewood and the BMA. ArtWalk Map (PDF)


Download the ArtWalk podcast to your own personal MP3 player to learn more about the historic and artistic points of interest as you walk through the east side of the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. The self-guided tour begins at the BMA and ends at Homewood Museum. This student-produced audio tour was made possible by the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center.

NOTE: An MP3 program (Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, RealPlayer or Winamp) is required to listen to these files from your computer.


Download a Powerpoint overview of the ArtWalk.