The signal importance of Hancock’s Resolution, a National Historic Register site, is that it is one of the very few “Middling Planter” farmsteads from the 18 th c. still extant in Maryland which is open to the public, restored but not renovated, providing historical interpretation and presentation. It contains one of only three heirloom gardens open to the public in Anne Arundel County, and the only such garden in North County near Baltimore. Also, it has a genuine, old-time, family burial ground with legible stones reading from 1809 to 1962. And, recent archaeology has uncovered a c. 3,000 year-old Indian campsite inside the Park. During the War of 1812, Capt. Francis Hancock’s company defended the South shore of the Patapsco leading into Baltimore. On August 14, 1814, in an action following the burning of Washington and leading up to the attack on Baltimore, the British burned the fine American Schooner “Lion” during an attack in the creek just in front of Hancock’s Resolution.
Modest size, calling first is necessary.
Tours are given on Sunday afternoons from 1 pm – 4 pm April 1 – October 31, and other times by reservation. Closed on Easter Sunday.
Grounds and main floors of buildings are wheelchair accessible.
Free on grounds
No charge except on special activity weekends
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