Monday, May 29, 2017



Mount Clare Museum House Grounds and Architecture Walking Tour and Traditional Craft Demonstration:  Herbal Poetry

WHEN: once a month during spring and summer, with the next one being held Saturday, June 3rd, and subsequent tours on July 8th, August 12th and September 9th
Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Walking Tour only: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children. House and Walking Tour: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for children. Free for members.
Mount Clare Museum House is open from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM with house tours on the hour and the walking tour at noon and 2 pm. Admission rates apply except for the demonstration. For more information visit

There is plenty of free parking at the mansion in Carroll Park.

Baltimore’s oldest colonial house and home to Charles Carroll, Barrister offers Grounds and Architecture walking tours. This tour analyses physical changes to Mount Clare’s structure and grounds. Stay for a soap and skincare product demonstration by Herbal Poetry.

Sitting high on a hill overlooking downtown Baltimore, Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister in 1760 as a part of a 1,000 acre colonial agricultural-industrial complex.

Visitors will 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. 

A small company based in Maryland, Herbal Poetry crafts all natural skincare products inspired by nature and rooted in tradition and science. Using herbs, oils, and clays, Herbal Poetry has a selection of non-toxic of soap, face, hand, and lip care products.  Learn about their product, how they craft it, and purchase some to bring home and enjoy! Located in the Mount Clare kitchen. No admission to Mount Clare necessary for demonstration and purchase of product.  Visitors who purchase Herbal Poetry products will receive a discount on tour admission.

Mount Clare Museum House is the property of the City of Baltimore and is administered by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America=Maryland Chapter in partnership with the B&O Railroad Museum. The purpose of the Mount Clare Museum House is to preserve the circa 1760 historic house and its supporting collections and to engage the public with the late Colonial and early Federal periods of Maryland’s history and lifestyles, while focusing on the historic figures who contributed to the history of Mount Clare. Mount Clare, a National Historic Landmark, was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife Margaret Tilghman. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland and the museum staff are dedicated to serving a diverse audience by carrying out the above goals through accurately interpreting the house and providing programs that offer a variety of learning experiences and enhanced educational opportunities to all visitors.