Upcoming Events at Clifton Mansion

Tour Historic Clifton Mansion
A Holiday Weekend Special

Saturday, April 15th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come for your guided tour of Clifton Mansion at 10:00 or 10:30 on Saturday, April 15.  Clifton, the two-hundred year old  “mansion-within-a-mansion” was home to Captain Henry Thompson in 1812, then recreated by Johns Hopkins by 1852 as an Italianate Mansion.  Located in Clifton Park, it now served as headquarters of Civic Works and site for tours and special events.  See the latest renovations of the Bay of Naples mural and the  “grand staircase” and enjoy stories of the life and times of those who lived here. Climb the Clifton Tower for a superb view of Baltimore.

RSVP in advance to and pay $5 at the door.

You are invited to join us in Celebrating Johns Hopkins’ 222nd Birthday at Clifton Mansion  

Thursday, May 11, 3 – 5 p.m.

Johns Hopkins  — Antebellum Integrationist

Like other members of the Society of Friends, Johns Hopkins was an abolitionist. He founded institutions offering access, on an equal basis, to whites and African Americans.  Hopkins’ views were almost certainly held by only a small minority among white Baltimoreans of his time, but the distinctive racial climate of the city may have provided an environment in which others were willing to tolerate his advanced opinions. Presentation by Dr. Matthew  A. Crenson,  Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University.

Birthday Celebration and Mansion Tours will follow the presentation.

Please RSVP by May 8 to

Free  Event. Donations to the Mansion Renovation Fund are welcomed.


Please check our events calendar to view upcoming events at Clifton Mansion. For more information or to visit the mansion, please contact us at (410) 366-8533 or