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Situated in historic downtown Annapolis, MD, Franklin House is a historical venue with over a century of history. With its unique offering of several different levels and spaces to suit all your business needs, one can experience Franklin House in many different dimensions - be it a single floor or the whole house.

Spaces Available


Square footage - 2,976

Boardroom Table - 12

Break-Out Boardroom Table - 8

Restrooms - Half Bath (2)

Kitchen - Yes, Full

TV/Projector Screens - 2

Special features - Fireplace, large foyer,

front verandah, Sonos sound

Wheelchair Access - Yes


Square footage - 1,000

Seated meeting capacity - 32

Standing capacity only - 65

Restrooms - Full bath (1)

Function Rooms - 1

Kitchen - Partial (Fridge/ Stove/Oven)

TV/Projector Screens - 2

Special features - Cathedral ceilings,

views, Sonos sound

Wheelchair access - No


Square footage - 2,000

Standing capacity - 75

Restrooms - Full bath (2)

Function Rooms - 2 + Foyer &


Kitchen - No

TV/Projector Screens - 3

Special features - Exposed brick,

original beams, Sonos sound

Wheelchair access - No

What it was then...

With a rich estate history dating back to 1740 and its original owner, J. Sampson, the chain of title is speckled with names whom locals to Annapolis will recognize in frequented street names such as Pinkney, Shaw, Halsey and Franklin itself. Gifted to Arabella Grant Walker in 1906 by her husband, U.S. Navy Admiral Asa Walker, what has become known over decades of the past century as the Franklin House, was built two years later in 1908.

Admiral Asa Walker was born in New Hampshire in 1846 and after years served in the United States Navy, had chosen to retire in Annapolis. Arabella Grant, who married Walker in 1891, was born in Kentucky in 1858. Upon purchasing the property on Franklin Street, the Walkers had constructed what still stands today; a high-style, three story Colonial Revival.

With views of Spa Creek, it still boasts its original heart pine hardwood floors throughout The Main Level, curved staircase, cedar window-benches, high ceilings, dual fireplaces and more, imagery of a place and time long ago comes to mind with ease.

Both pride of ownership and a common purpose to maintain the integrity, stature and antiquity of Franklin House over the years has prevailed in a seemingly unwritten sense of responsibility by its owners as it has undergone several renovations and updates over time. A responsibility to share its story, to invite in dialogue and conversation, to create lasting memories and grow in community and friendship.

What it is now...

With an estate rich in history, dating back to the 18th century, The Franklin House, established in 1908, has served the last century both as a place of residence and business. Spectacular renovations completed over the last decade allow guests who enter Franklin House the opportunity to experience its present-day sophistication with the authenticity of a historical backdrop - the harmony of which is breathtaking.

Owner-operater, Sean Finter, born into and who has spent a lifetime working in hospitality with some the the world's top operators, has spent the last decade making Annapolis, Maryland home for his family. Having lived abroad for the first half of his careers, he is a globally established leader in the hospitality industry. With his sites set on 59 Franklin Street to serve as the headquarters for their business of 20 years, Barmetrix, founded in Sydney, Australia, he took ownership of this historic colonial masterpiece in 2015.

It took only a short time to realize that this bountiful and beautiful space had to be shared. Few properties in Annapolis offer the unique opportunity to enjoy a space that offers the intimate charm of this multi-purpose historic house. Combining his industry knowledge and vision for his family and future, whilst continuing to provide excellence and flawless execution to the overall guest experience, Sean has added his brush stroke to the canvas which is Franklin House, making it one of the newest and unique private function spaces to open its doors in Annapolis.

Situated in the heart of downtown of Maryland’s State Capital, The Franklin House perches itself upon a small hilltop within walking distance to not only Maryland’s legislative and government office buildings, but to three nearby churches; rich in charm and history. Thereby making it a sought after venue for either - but not limited to - a corporate rendezvous with its large boardroom and an abundance of space for breakout sessions.

Franklin House is thoughtfully designed to tailor its space to your needs. Create a variety of experiences in one event using multiple rooms and/or levels. Step into the shoes of an Annapolitan and retreat for a few days. Turn back the clock and feel the warmth and creature comforts of this home with urban amenities at your very own doorstep.

59 Franklin Street

Annapolis, MD 21401



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