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2018 EVENTS
 

January 1 through March 15

Closed to the public, but we are accepting reservations for groups of 25 or more.  Email director@mtclare.com or call 667-401-3062 for additional information.


Courtship, Love, and Marriage in Colonial America
Saturday, February 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

How did our early American counterparts fall in love?  Explore some customs and traditions from eighteenth-century America.  Learn about rituals from different societal standings, from the enslaved through the wealthiest Marylanders, such as Charles and Margaret Carroll, and the different roles of men and women.  This program and tour of Mount Clare will cover topics such as what to look for in a partner, wedding ceremonies, and much more.  Participants will also have the opportunity to practice what they learned through interactive activities.  Refreshments will be provided at the end of the program.  Participants take their wine glass home! Bring your significant other or friend and celebrate the Valentine’s Day season with 18th century style!

This workshop is rated PG but recommended for individuals twelve and older.  Pre-paid reservations are required.  Space is limited.  Email director@mtclare.org for additional information.

Click here to download your registration form.

Admission:
B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass:  $15.00 for an individual, $20.00 for a couple
Non-members:  $25.00 for an individual, $35.00 for a couple

Underground Railroad for Kids
Saturday, February 17
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn about the Underground Railroad and how enslaved persons escaped using the stars as their guides.  During this interactive program, participants will read Follow the Drinking Gourd, develop our own secret code, and make a constellation scope to take home.

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

Click here to download your registration form.

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

Friday, March 16

Mount Clare reopens for regular tours Friday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Material Culture Workshop:  18th Century Women’s Clothing
Saturday, March 24
9:00 am to 11:00 am

What did women wear in the 18th century?  Why did some women have six foot wide hips?  What are stays and shifts?  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 of women’s clothing in portraiture.  Margaret’s 1770s gown will also be on display for analysis.  This workshop is designed for individuals with no prior knowledge in 18th century clothing, but all skill levels are welcome.

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

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

Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, April 6

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, April 14
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. 


Sewing with Mary Clare
Saturday, April 21
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Do you have the sewing skills to rival ten-year-old Mary Clare Carroll’s sampler?  Learn about the importance of sewing to young girls in 18th century Maryland and sew your own drawstring bag.  Recommended for children 6 to 12.  Includes a family friendly tour of the house.

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:  $6.00
Non-members:  $12.00

Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, May 4 

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 Crafts:  Spinning
Saturday, May 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

When America declared its independence, the ancient art of spinning became more common in the United States. Come learn about wool, fiber processing, and spin wool yourself on a drop spindle in the quaint setting of Mount Clare’s kitchen. The price includes a drop spindle you can take home, wool roving, and a tour of Mount Clare. This workshop is great for any beginners 12 and older with an interest in crafting, knitting, crocheting, and fibers.  Limited to 10 guests.

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

Admission (includes drop spindle and 2 oz. wool roving):
B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass: $15
Non-Members: $25

Grounds and Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, May 12
2:00 pm 

Come learn about the history and changes to Mount Clare’s architecture and grounds!  See where Margaret’s terraced gardens were and the last remains of Baltimore’s colonial road.  Learn about the changing outward appearance of the house and much more!  Take this guided walking tour separately or in conjunction with an interior tour.  Weather permitting.  No reservations required.

Admission:
Walking Tour only: 
     Adults:  $5
     Seniors and Students:  $4
     Children:  $3
House and Walking Tour:
     Adults:  $12
     Seniors and Students:  $10
     Children:  $8

Free for B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders


Mother’s Day Tea
Sunday, May 13

On this special day, Mount Clare Museum House offers half priced admission tours for mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers or any other special mother-figure in your life.  The tour will conclude with tea and cookies.


 


Blue Star Museum
May 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017

Free Admission for Active-duty Military personnel and their Families May 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017.

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. 


Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, June 1

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.


Father’s Day
Sunday, June 17

On this special day, Mount Clare Museum House offers half-priced admission tours for fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, or any other special father-figure in your life.  The tour will conclude with light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with Revolutionary War reenactors about war and weapons in the eighteenth century.


1860s Tea for Kids
Saturday, June 23
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us at Mount Clare for tea time!  Learn about the Civil War era, particularly slavery, and how enslaved children lived and adjusted to freedom after the war.  Guests will enjoy hot chocolate, tea, and cookies and make a historic craft inspired by nineteenth century childhood.  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

Independence Day Picnic
Saturday, June 30

Kick off your July 4th celebrations early by coming to Mount Clare for a picnic!  Perch atop the highest point in Carroll Park and enjoy the view of downtown Baltimore without the hassle of crowds and limited parking.  Pack your own picnic basket and play some colonial lawn games as a family.  Stay for a tour of the mansion and learn about the paradox of independence at Mount Clare, the home of the Carroll’s and their numerous enslaved and indentured servants.

Regular admission rates apply for tours.

Poor Richard’s Friday
Friday, July 6

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, July 21
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us at Mount Clare on Saturday, July 22, at 2pm 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

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.


Colonial Crafts:  Sewing
Saturday, August 25
1:00 am 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.


War of 1812 for Kids
Saturday, September 15
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us at Mount Clare on Saturday, September 15 at 2 pm for tea!  Learn about what is was like to be a child after America gained its independence, and learn about the War of 1812 and how it affected Baltimore.  Guests will enjoy lemonade, tea, and cookies and make a historic craft inspired by the early 1800s.  Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or 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

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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