The Hays House Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the daily life of a well-to-do family during the Federal period of American history (approximately 1788-1825) in a house that still retains much of its earliest architecture and materials. That life is enormously interesting and important, having taken place during the birth of the United States
Throughout the year, the Hays House is the scene of many special events with unique themes, such as Grandmaís Apron, the annual Ice Cream Social, Childrenís Fun day, and house concerts.
Be sure to reserve your place early for our annual sellout Christmas Tea and Concert!
Visit our calendar for dates and details.
Mercy Ingraham and Kathy Scholl boil a pudding in a bag during Harvest Days 2004.
Bill Shipman plays the fiddle during the annual Ice Cream Social.
Hours of Operation
324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014, near the Bel Air High School
From I-95 take State Route 24 north (Exit 77) for 6 miles to Business U.S. Route 1. Turn right on Business U.S. Route 1. At 3rd light, turn right on Kenmore Avenue. The Hays house is on the right, with convient parking adjacent to the museum.
The Hays House is a small museum with a large vision for the future.
For the present, our hope is to give our visitors a personally relevant,
worthwhile experience, and the desire to return again and again.
324 Kenmore Avenue
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
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Text and photographs provided by the Hays House volunteers.