Admission to Homewood is always free for JHU faculty, staff, and students, but in recognition of Black History Month, Homewood is waiving admission for the general public as well during the month of February. A National Historic Landmark, Homewood is one of the best-surviving examples of Federal-period Palladian architecture in the nation. Built circa 1801 for members of Maryland's prominent Carroll family, the house also was home to at least 25 enslaved individuals, including William and Rebecca Ross and their two children and Izadod and Cis Conner and six of their 13 children. Homewood is best experienced via our award-winning guided tour, which winds through the house's 11 elaborately furnished rooms and tells the intertwined narratives of the Carroll, Conner, and Ross families.
VISITOR INFORMATION Homewood Museum adheres to all Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 policies. When inside the museum, all visitors are REQUIRED to wear an N95 mask, a KN95 mask, or a combination of a cloth mask with a surgical mask. Visitors outside do not have to wear a mask. Homewood Museum is open to the public for guided tours Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last tour of the day departs at 3 p.m. The tour takes about an hour to complete. Owing to the historical nature of the building, accessibility is limited, and many parts of the museum can only be reached via stairs. Free self-guided tours of the grounds are available, as well.