Monday, November 20, 2017

Celebrate a Carroll’s Christmas at Mount Clare

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A Carroll’s Christmas at Mount Clare

WHEN: November 17 through the end of December
WHERE:
Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore

Baltimore’s oldest colonial house and home to Charles Carroll, Barrister is decorated for Christmas.  See some of the most spectacular, historically based Christmas decorations in Baltimore in addition to the unrivalled collections of Carroll family furniture and decorative arts.  

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

The house has been decorated for the holidays like none other in the city with greens, fruit, magnificent wreathes, arrangements, and fanciful décor to celebrate the holiday season.   Learn about the Carroll family, enslaved and indentured servants, decorative arts, and Christmas decorations from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, all included in regular admission. 

Mount Clare is decorated for Christmas beginning November 17 through December 30.  Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Open December 28, 29, and 30.  Closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  Admission rates apply. For more information about our holiday events, visit www.mountclare.org

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.