ABOUT US

A VISION ON A MISSION

The mission of The Johns Hopkins House, Inc. is to save and restore historic Whites Hall plantation (circa 1780), the birthplace and boyhood home of Johns Hopkins. We will then open up Whites Hall to the public as a museum and nonprofit country inn - The Johns Hopkins Inn.

(see our Full Mission Statement)

The Johns Hopkins House, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit corporation.  Our EIN# is: 82-1242910.

A PROPERTY FULL OF POTENTIAL AND FIREPLACES!

Whites Hall sits on 13 acres and is located in Crofton, Maryland.  It is 26 miles from Baltimore and 23 miles from Washington, D.C.

 

The main center structure of the house, built in the second half of the 18th century, is Flemish bond brick Georgian and is representative of a house type of which few examples survive in north Anne Arundel County.  The wings were added later on.  There are 6 fireplaces and 2 staircases.  

In a "walk-thru" on March 31, 2016 Whites Hall was found to be structurally sound, in all respects.  Having sat idle for over a decade there is the expected disrepair, but nothing of great significance.

Fireplace 1

Fireplace 1

Fireplace 2

Fireplace 2

Fireplace 3

Fireplace 3

Fireplace 4

Fireplace 4

THE PLAN

Our non-profit corporation, The Johns Hopkins House, Inc, is leasing, and is in the process of purchasing the 14 acre Whites Hall property

 

With the help of all of you, we intend to not only purchase, but then fully restore Whites Hall, one of Maryland's most historic properties... then open up the property to the public, providing a wonderful asset to both the Anne Arundel and Hopkins communities, and to visitors from all over.  We'll tell the story of the impact of Johns Hopkins, and how his very specific vision, spelled out in his bequests - not by accident or chance -  resulted in two of the world's great institutions.  But of equal if not greater importance, we'll tell the story of the Enslaved People of Whites Hall, and Honor them via a First-of-Its-Kind Scholarship Program.

(see our Full Mission Statement)

Flapper Era Whites Hall

Flapper Era Whites Hall

Historic Marker

Historic Marker

Whites Hall from the Air

Whites Hall from the Air

Drone Image

Drone Image