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.


Wishing Star Theater Presents A Christmas Carol

Wishing Star Theater Presents A Christmas Carol

The Liriodendron is excited to host the Wishing Star Theater's dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, bringing this holiday classic to life! Our historic mansion provides the perfect setting for this beloved story. Please join us for this engaging...

Music at the Mansion Presents Tom Prasada-Rao

Music at the Mansion Presents Tom Prasada-Rao

Music at the Mansion is proud to present singer-songwriter Tom Prasada-Rao at the Liriodendron on Sunday, November 3. Called a “virtual world music ensemble rolled into one guy” and “the most compelling presence to emerge in the singer-songwriter genre…in a long...

Autumn Opening – An Exhibit

Autumn Opening – An Exhibit

Autumn Opening features the work of four exceptional artists – George Figgs, Kevin Quantmeyer, Ellen Baer, and Ki Cittenden. Click the image to learn more.

Music @ the Mansion: Beaucoup Blue

Music @ the Mansion: Beaucoup Blue

Music at the Mansion is excited to have Beaucoup Blue share their unique Americana style at the Liriodendron on Sunday, September 22 at 6 pm.

Unlikely Pairings

Unlikely Pairings

Unlikely Pairings (June 2 through June 23) features the works of Jennifer Hogan, Michelle Spiziri, Linda Popp, Jessica St. Clair, Kat Soul, and Jodi Harvey

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502 W Gordon Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

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(410) 879-4424

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