William Paca House and Garden

Address: 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 990-4543 | Presenter

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About William Paca House and Garden

William Paca House and Garden

The William Paca House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark, restored to its colonial-era splendor by Historic Annapolis, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Annapolis. Take some time to experience the 18th century life of lawyer, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Paca, as you browse through his breathtaking home. The House is open for docent-led tours for individuals and groups. Tours take place hourly on the half-hour, last approximately 40 minutes, and encompass two floors of 18th-century history. Walk through the parlor, kitchen, grand foyer and many bedrooms, getting a true sense of what it was like to be a part of the high-society of Annapolis during the 1700s. You can take a self-paced tour of the garden at any time during open hours. After a tour, visit the gift shop and pick up some souvenirs to remember this unique experience. The house and garden can also be rented out by those seeking an historic setting for events such as weddings, meetings, and reunions.

TripAdvisor® Traveller Reviews

A Small Charming Garden
Compared to some of the formal gardens of Europe, the garden is rather small, but it definitely charming. I would love to see the rose garden when the roses are in full bloom. There’s a wide variety... Read Full Review
Interesting flashback to early Annapolis
Enjoyed this tour. Guide was very informative about the house and early life in colonial Maryland. Great restoration on the house. Nice gardens. Would have been better in the spring when garden was... Read Full Review
Blazers, Bourbon and Cigars Night - A Low Effort
The location hosts this event once a year. There is no parking locally so, scope out where you plan to park before hand. The staff is friendly and while the grounds are not a "wow", they are nice and... Read Full Review

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Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program
William Paca House and Garden

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program

December 12, 2017

All during a winter night snowflakes begin to twist and turn as they softly fell to the ground. In the morning light, the animals notice a silent stranger with a floppy-eared hat and a carrot nose. Why has he come to the forest? As we read Stranger in the Woods, we will join the animals as they discover the reason for his visit. Songs, crafts, and a snack will reinforce the theme. Space is limited; reservations encouraged.

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program
William Paca House and Garden

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program

November 28, 2017

Have you ever ridden on a bus to take a trip to the market, to visit Annapolis, or go to a park? As we read The Last Stop on Market Street, we will join a boy, C.J., and his grandmother on a bus ride. C.J. asks his grandmother many questions, and she gives him some answers that help him look at their travels from a positive point-of-view. Songs, crafts, and a snack will reinforce the theme.

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program
William Paca House and Garden

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program

November 14, 2017

Do you gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends? Does everyone bring a dish to share? Bear wants everyone to join him for a big dinner, but his cupboard is empty. What will he do? Let’s find out as we read Bear Gives Thanks. Songs, crafts, and a snack will reinforce the theme.

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program
William Paca House and Garden

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program

October 31, 2017

Would you like to take an imaginary ride on a broom stick with a witch and her purring cat? As we read Room on A Broom we will fly through the air, make new friends, and meet a Big Red Dragon. Crafts, songs, and a snack will reinforce the theme.

Nooks & Crannies Tour
William Paca House and Garden

Nooks & Crannies Tour

October 1, 2017

A rare opportunity to step beyond a classic guided house tour awaits. Every second Wednesday this fall, visitors will peek behind closed doors, explore unique features in the extensive grounds, and discover hidden details and stories. This experience transcends the content of the standard house tours and is ideal for those who love the William Paca House and are intrigued to delve deeper into the site’s long and rich history. Reservations required.