Welcome to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland! America's Sailing Capital is home of the U.S. Naval Academy and a gateway to North America's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.
Come celebrate Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay's rich maritime history. A Museum without Walls, Maryland's capital city is a lively, upbeat, contemporary city where four centuries of architecture embrace 21st -century living. Check out our trendy boutiques and specialty shops as you stroll amidst more 18th-century brick buildings than anywhere else in the country. Enjoy fresh-from-the-Bay seafood in restaurants ranging from simple to sublime. Cruise the Annapolis Harbor; visit our City Dock; catch the 4000-strong Brigade of Midshipmen in noon formation at the U.S. Naval Academy; visit Maryland's official repository for African-American heritage, the Bannker-Douglass Museum.
Anne Arundel County
Opportunities for shopping, boating, and exploring history throughout the rural countryside abound in Anne Arundel County. The Annapolis countryside is home to Maryland's largest, ongoing archaeological dig at Historic London Town and Gardens. Nearby, several historic house museums including the Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side and the Heritage Museum in Galesville beckon. Our Annapolis Baltimore region is recognized as the nation's cyber security capital. Here, attractions including the National Cryptologic Museum, the National Electronics Museum, and the Benson-Hammond House invite visitors to retrace our rich maritime and cultural history. For shopping in Annapolis Baltimore, check out Arundel Mills Mall, one of the largest in the nation and home to Maryland Live! Casino.
Whether you're traveling for fun or business, for a meeting or a sporting event, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay offers a wide range of historical attractions, accommodations, dining, and shopping opportunities that are as far away from a cookie-cutter experience as you can get.
Annapolis is a gateway to the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay. Vast, historic, beautiful, and fun for the entire family, the Bay is a source of bountiful seafood and a host of sailing, boating, recreational sports-fishing, and water-sports activities. Let us help you get out on the water today!