USM Foundation

Hidden Waters

Events at Hidden Waters are restricted to purposes related to the USM’s mission and must be hosted by one of the University System of Maryland’s 12 institutions or 3 regional centers. Use of Hidden Waters is prohibited for personal business and for non-USM organizations.

Hidden Waters, a Georgian-style mansion, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is owned by the University System of Maryland Foundation and provides a gracious setting well-suited for USM events.

Hidden Waters, home of the late Jacob and Annita France, was given to the University System of Maryland Foundation in 1981. Dr. Robert Merrick, a prominent Baltimore business leader and long-time associate of Jacob France, arranged for the transfer as chairman of The France-Merrick Foundation, (now known as the France-Merrick Foundation, one of Baltimore’s leading philanthropies).

Today, Hidden Waters hosts receptions, banquets, and meetings for the benefit of the USM’s institutions and regional centers.

Hidden Waters is located at 3112 Old Court Road, Baltimore, Maryland, 21208.
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Click here for a photo gallery of Hidden Waters.
Click here to learn more about the history of Hidden Waters.

Hidden Waters Usage Request Form

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Please contact Jenna Buttler at if you have any questions that are not addressed on this page.

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