Charles Carroll Jr. of Carrollton Homewood Estate
Homewood is now a historical house museum located on the Johns Hopkins University campus. The Homewood Estate was offered as a wedding gift in 1800 to Charles Carroll, Jr.by his father, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, (1737-1832) gave the Homewood property to his son of the same name as a wedding gift in 1801 and an elegant home was soon built there. The senior Carroll was the longest surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Homewood once occupied 140 acres in northern Baltimore city and was first known as “Merryman’s Lott.” It is listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1971, because of its architectural significance and its association with Maryland’s Carroll family.
The Carroll family were slave owners and ran an ad in the June 1809 Federal Gazette for the recovery of William, who had escaped.