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Hays-Heighe House

Blending modern with historic, the Hays-Heighe House connects the past to the present.

Built in 1808, and renovated in 2007, this historic property now acts as a museum for community members to learn about our heritage through tours, exhibits, and programming. The building is also used for classes, workshops, meetings, and other special events, as well as a rental facility for outside groups. 

Hays-Heighe House is one of the community’s touch points for the College. Our programs are a commitment-free way for people to test the waters of this Harford's culture of learning and exploration and see that they are welcome participants. It is a place where community members can interact with scholars and feel a camaraderie based on shared passion for particular subjects.

We invite you to discover this unique resource!


Hays-Heighe House: Photos, Exhibits, and Events

Hays-Heighe House: A Brief History

1808: Archer and Hanna Hays build the 2-story stone farmhouse.

1828: Property becomes known as Prospect Hill Farm.

1840s: East wing addition built.

1921: Property acquired by Robert and Anne Heighe.

1964: Farm becomes campus of Harford Junior College, where the House is used as an administration building.

1972: House is named to the National Register of Historic Places.

2002: Administration offices move from the House, where AMC Decorator Showcase is held.

2006: Community & Campus Steering Committee determines future use.

2007: First of three renovation phases begins.

2009: Community focus group meetings held.

2010: June ribbon cutting ceremony, September exhibit opening.

2011: Open for community use and special events.



The Hays-Heighe House is wheelchair accessible. Guests who require other arrangements should contact Disability Support Services at least two weeks prior to visiting.