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2018 EVENTS
 

Blue Star Museum
May 28, 2018 through September 3, 2018

Free Admission for Active-duty Military personnel and their Families May 28, 2018 through September 3, 2018.

With the presentation of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID, active-duty military personnel and up to 5 family members enjoy free admission for regular tours at Mount Clare during summer.


Through the Eyes of Indentured Servants:  A First Person Tour of Mount Clare
Saturday, July 14
1:00 pm

Tour this 18th century mansion from the perspective of an Irish indentured servant. This first-person tour will be led by docents playing the part of an indentured servant, discussing life at the mansion from the perspective of women who labored there. Uncover her thoughts and experiences as a poor Irish immigrant bound for five years to Charles Carroll, Barrister, one of the wealthiest men in Baltimore in the 1760s.

Regular admission rates apply.


18th Century Tea Rituals
Saturday, July 21
1:00 pm
How did colonial Americans drink tea, and how did an uncommon beverage from the Far East become wildly popular in virtually every household in the 18th century? Come to Mount Clare to learn about tea rituals and customs which the Carrolls and their contemporaries would have been familiar with. Try your hand at mimicking them with tea from a company that was present in the 18th century, along with historically accurate biscuits and other refreshments that will be provided during the program. The event includes a discussion about 18th century tea customs and how it reached colonial America through Great Britain, as well as a tour of the house, specifically focusing on tea related items in each room. Participants bring their tea cup home! Bring your favorite history or tea enthusiast and come to Mount Clare Museum House for this special event.

Prepaid reservations required. To make reservations or for questions, email director@mtclare.org.

Admission:
B&O members and Annual Pass Holders: $12.00
Non-members: $20.00

Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, August 3

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half-off admission the first Friday of the month.  See Maryland’s first house museum and the oldest and finest example of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.


Revolutionary War Tea for Kids
Saturday, August 11
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us at Mount Clare on Saturday, August 11, at 1 pm for tea time! Learn about what it was like to be a child during the American Revolution. Guest will enjoy some lemonade, tea, and cookies and make a historic craft inspired by the 1700s. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or your friend and have fun with your favorite doll or stuffed animal!

Pre-paid reservations are required.  Space is limited.  Tour is included.  Email director@mtclare.org for additional information.

Admission:
B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders:  $5.00
Non-members:  $10.00

Colonial Crafts:  Sewing
Saturday, August 25
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

In the era before sewing machines, everything was made by hand. While professionals made men and women’s clothing, most women learned sewing skills at a young age.  Learn basic sewing stitches to construct a reproduction of an 18th century housewife, or sewing kit.  Participants will begin their sewing projects and take their kits home to complete.  Includes a tour of the house.  Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Pre-paid reservations are required.  Space is limited.  Tour is included.  Email director@mtclare.org for additional information.

Admission:
B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders:  $10.00
Non-members:  $18.00

Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, September 7

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half-off admission the first Friday of the month.  See Maryland’s first house museum and the oldest and finest example of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.


Benjamin Franklin’s Kite
Saturday, September 22

The most famous kite story in colonial America is that of Benjamin Franklin flying a kite with a key tied on the string during a thunderstorm.  While that story may be a myth, this event is no myth!  Fall days are great for flying kites at the highest point of Carroll Park!  Bring your own kite or make one at the mansion.  Weather permitting.

Kite making and flying is free, regular admission rates apply for tours.

 


Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, October 5

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half-off admission the first Friday of the month.  See Maryland’s first house museum and the oldest and finest example of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.


Mount Clare in Mourning
Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 28

Special for the month of October, Mount Clare will focus on death in early America.  Tours will include a discussion of beliefs and rituals surrounding death, dying, and mourning with a recreated 18th century funeral scene.
 

All included with regular admission. 


Death and Mourning Rituals
Saturday October 6, 13, 20

See Mount Clare redecorated, depicting an eighteenth century funeral scene!  On October 7, take a special tour highlighting death and mourning rituals in eighteenth  and early nineteenth century America, including English, Irish, and African rituals and beliefs.

Tours begin on the hour.  No reservations required.  Regular admission rates apply.


 


Magical Mount Clare Adventure
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

A family friendly event! For the first time, Mount Clare is partnering with the B&O Railroad Museum's Witches and Wizards event! Children, and kid-at-heart adults are welcome to come in costume for self-guided tours at Mount Clare. Tour the mysteries of an 18th century mansion and enjoy a fun archeological adventure, in which you will uncover magical relics long thought to be lost. Train rides from the B&O Railroad Museum to Mount Clare will be available Saturday, October 28 at 11:30.

Admission:
$5.00 per person
Free for B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders

Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, November 2

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half-off admission the first Friday of the month.  See Maryland’s first house museum and the oldest and finest example of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.


Making of Mount Clare Tour
Saturday, November 10
2:00 pm

Mount Clare as a museum has been in the making for over 100 years.  Take a tour of the house from a different perspective where we will discuss how Maryland’s first house museum came to be what it is today.  The tour will discuss the house’s preservation and the stories behind how different objects came to the museum.

Regular admission rates apply. 


A Carroll’s Christmas
Friday, November 16- Monday, December 31

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and experience a colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family at Mount Clare Museum House.  See Mount Clare decorated for the winter holiday in the spirit of 18th and 19th century style with greens and dried plant materials accented with fruits, nuts, feathers, and pine cones.  A visual delight—all included with paid admission!


Material Culture Workshop:  18th Century Men’s Clothing
Saturday, November 17
9:00 am to 11:00 am

What did men wear in the 18th century?  What are the different components of men’s clothing?  How did breeches work?  This workshop will answer all your questions!  Learn about what women of different social standing wore and why.  This workshop will include a lecture, hands-on stations, and a walk through Mount Clare with a focus on men’s clothing in portraiture.  This workshop is designed for individuals with no prior knowledge in 18th century clothing, but all skill levels are welcome.

Admission:B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders:$7.00
Non-members:  $15.00

A Carroll’s Christmas
Friday, November 16- Monday, December 31

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and experience a colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family at Mount Clare Museum House. See Mount Clare decorated for the winter holiday in the spirit of 18th and 19th century style with greens and dried plant materials accented with fruits, nuts, feathers, and pine cones. A visual delight—all included with paid admission!


Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, December 7

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half-off admission the first Friday of the month.  See Maryland’s first house museum and the oldest and finest example of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.


Colonial Christmas Celebration at Mount Clare
Saturday, December 8

Experience the holidays of years past at Mount Clare Museum House’s annual winter celebration.  Special programs include self-guided tours and a demonstration.  Purchase your holly for holiday decorating.  Looking for the perfect gift?  The museum store is filled with merchandise to satisfy your holiday shopping list.  Fun for the whole family!

Admission:
$5.00 per person. 
Free for B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders

Wreath Making
Saturday, December 15
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Get inspired by Mount Clare’s exquisite Christmas decorations and make your very own wreath to take home.  First take a tour of the mansion, then take ideas from your tour to the craft table and decorate an artificial wreath with various greens and fruits.  Take your wreath home to grace your house with 18th and 19th century festive elegance. Limited to 12 guests.

Pre-paid reservations are required.  Tour is included.  Email director@mtclare.org for additional information.

Admission:
B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders: $15.00
Non-members:  $25.00
 
** ALL PROGRAM SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. **
Programs added throughout the year, please check back!
PLEASE CALL US AT 410-837-3262 FOR MORE INFORMATION
 
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