Tour the Mansion ~ Climb the Tower
Experience 200 Years of History and Service
Federal style rooms are restored to the time of Captain Henry Thompson and highlight the bicentennial exhibit of the War of 1812 – First Baltimore Horse Artillery – and service to the community and country by Baltimore’s first families.
§ Johns Hopkins created a “heaven on earth” for friends and family to enjoy. Clifton is an Italianate mansion where you glimpse the glory of ornate hand-painted walls and plaster work and the grand entrance’s massive black walnut staircase and mural of Naples awaiting restoration. Climb the eighty-foot tower for a 360º view of Baltimore City to today’s Key Bridge, where early merchant ships once sailed.
§ Baltimore City purchased the estate and grounds in 1895. Clifton Park, as seen from the Mansion’s tower, serves Baltimoreans with a golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool and its rolling hills retain remnants of the picturesque gardens and farmland of its earlier residents.
§ Civic Works, Baltimore’s Service Corps has leased the Mansion since 1993 for use as its headquarters. We invite you to join the endeavor to recover its Victorian glory and to share Clifton with Baltimore residents and tourists as a Community Cultural Resource and the Home of Service in Baltimore
Public tours will be suspended during the 2013-2014 renovation of Clifton Mansion. Please contact us at email@example.com to inquire about the status of tours or for more information on other Clifton Mansion events.