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Liriodendron Mansion

502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3521
+1 410-879-4424
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Beautiful, Old Architecture Still Standing!

Summer home to one of the Big Four of Johns Hopkins, the Liriodendron is as much a part of national... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nxops7
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Bel Air, Maryland
Sisters wedding

My sister lives very close to the Liriodendron, she attended a friends wedding at the mansion and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Karen H
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Franklin, Maine
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Historic home of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School. Built in 1898, Palladian architecture, summer home for Dr. & Mrs. Kelly and their nine children. Property and mansion now owned by Harford County and operated by the nonprofit Liriodendron Foundation. Situated on beautiful parkland with access to the Ma & Pa walking trail. Second floor features exhibits by local artists from March to November. Home is open year round and is now a popular wedding and event venue. Open House for visitors, free of charge, most Wednesdays from 1-7pm and Sundays 1-4pm.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3521
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+1 410-879-4424
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Reviewed yesterday

Summer home to one of the Big Four of Johns Hopkins, the Liriodendron is as much a part of national and medical history as it is of small-town Bel Air history. Great venue for wedding, parties, etc.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My sister lives very close to the Liriodendron, she attended a friends wedding at the mansion and thought it would be a wonderful place for her own wedding in Nov 2017. The staff at Liriodendron gave us a private tour, allowed us to arrive early...More

Thank Karen H
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Liriodendron F, Manager at Liriodendron Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate your sister choosing the Liriodendron for her wedding. It is our goal to help provide our wedding parties with a beautiful experience in our "peaceful oasis" in Bel Air!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This 1898 Palladium mansion on the hill in Bel Air is a lovely estate to relax and dream to your heart’s content. Dr Howard A Kelly’s summer home is loaded with history, culture and the arts. Take advantage of this gem and let it help...More

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Very old place but very well maintained. The home is really good for large gatherings. The lower parking lot is the only issue with this awesome property.

Thank greg v
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

It's quaint ... but that is about all I can say for it. Being a member at other nearby gardens may have spoiled me. Not a whole lot to do or see. If you are looking for a quiet and close place to stroll and...More

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Liriodendron F, General Manager at Liriodendron Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hello, and thank you for visiting the Liriodendron. Our historic site is located on county-owned property, so essentially wooded park land. But we do not have formal gardens or educational materials; we do have a small "Woodland Walk" maintained by the Harford County Master Gardeners....More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have been to several events here. Not the best parking situation, but the house and grounds are beautiful.

Thank scrunge13
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review, and we are so glad you have enjoyed visiting our historic site. We do have a transport vehicle which rental parties can choose to include in their booking to bring guests from our lower parking lot.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The mansion is a lovely place to visit and a superb wedding venue with ample parking, tremendous options for dining and dancing and lovely landscaping.

Thank urandrod
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kinds words, and we are glad you enjoyed your time here. We have Open House every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00pm, for tours of our historic site and to view our art exhibits.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Georgian revival Mansion formerly the residence of one of the four prestigous teaching doctors of John's Hopkins that for the most part given over to wedding parties and displaying second rate artists work as a type of gallery. The grounds and interior are well taken...More

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Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you for visiting the Liriodendron. We are sorry that the current configuration and use of the house did not meet your expectations. However the historical and architectural splendor and integrity of the mansion remains; in fact the house is virtually in original condition. The...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

My nephew was married in the back yard of this mansion over the Memorial Day weekend in 2017. What a perfect place in the spring! While weather was cool and overcast, that was actually ideal for a wedding. The ceremony was outside, we ate outside...More

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Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful and very thorough review! We are glad your family enjoyed the Sunday Brunch wedding.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was a great place to take our mom on Mother's Day. She enjoys touring old homes and (bonus!) the mansion was the summer home of a doctor and founding member of Johns Hopkins Medical College, which my mom (who is a retired RN) found...More

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Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We plan to make our Mother's Day Open House an annual event.

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