Welcome to the Liriodendron Mansion

The historic Liriodendron mansion, built in 1898, was the summer residence of Dr. Howard A. Kelly, one of the four founding physicians of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Sold to Harford County in the late 1970s, the mansion now operates as a historic, cultural, educational, and recreational facility, managed by the nonprofit Liriodendron Foundation, Inc.

The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open to the public, free-of-charge, every Wednesday and Sunday. (CLICK HERE for Open House hours.) The Liriodendron hosts a variety of events and activities, including weddings, private parties, corporate meetings, music concerts, and free community events.

The 2nd floor of the Palladian mansion houses a free Art Gallery, and the Ice House on the property is home to a Prehistoric Native American exhibit. The 108 acres of grounds, part of Heavenly Waters Park, are open for public use from sun-up to sundown.

Events, Weddings, Business Functions

The Liriodendron Mansion is one of Harford County’s premier venues for your special event.

A Perfect Setting for Your Perfect Day!

A hidden treasure nestled in the woods, edged with flower and boxwood gardens. Celebrate your special day here and create beautiful memories for hosts and guests alike. Shaded portico use in summer or intimate fireside parties in the winter, the Liriodendron is a unique and elegant setting, year ’round. We offer this beautiful mansion with great pride knowing that every effort has been made to ensure you and your guests’ time here will be special.

Foundation Friends

You can make a positive impact on the history and culture of our community. Learn about how you can support the Liriodendron and get involved.


Holiday Open House and Christmas in Bel Air

Here at the Liriodendron, our staff and volunteers are busy getting ready for our Holiday Open House - happening this weekend.  View our calendar. This special annual event features greenery arrangements, ornaments and decorations for sale, a variety of art and craft...

What’s New at the Liriodendron?

What’s New at the Liriodendron? A lot! There have been so many exciting developments and offerings at the Liriodendron over the past few months that it’s hard to keep up with all the activity! From the September opening of our first-ever International art exhibit, to...

Estonian Film Screening: To Breathe As One

Fri Oct 19th 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014, USA    From September 16 through November 4, the Liriodendron Foundation is hosting “Relationships” – the first ever international art exhibit to be held at the historic...

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502 W Gordon Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

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(410) 879-4424

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