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Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, with friends, or with the kids, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay can fill the niche. Want a quick lay of the land? Head to City Dock in Annapolis. It's your gateway to a host of sailing and cruising possibilities. Want to captain your own boat? Our award-winning sailing and powerboat schools can put you at the helm. For a demonstration from the pros, visit the U.S. Naval Academy, or get a waterman's take on the Chesapeake Bay at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

No visit to Annapolis is complete without a walking tour. Tour guides in Colonial attire will fill you in on the gossip of the ages as you wind your way along the brick-lined streets of the Historic District. Up for a good scare? Try our ghost tours. Hungry? Indulge your appetite and your intellect with a food and history tour. Looking for adventure? Trail blaze on a Segway, or make your way around the city on a climate-controlled trolley tour. Your guide will fill you in on key attractions including the Maryland State House, Banneker-Douglass Museum, and the homes of Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence.

A new exhibit at Historic London Town and Gardens recounts the history of the Annapolis countryside. While you're there, check out the largest ongoing archaeological dig in Maryland. The nearby Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, the Galesville Heritage Museum, and the Deale Area Historical Society have their own stories to tell about the life and times of farmers and watermen of years gone by. Annapolis Baltimore is an area of contrasts. Home to Arundel Mills Mall and its new Maryland Live! Casino, Annapolis Baltimore is our nation's cyber security capital and home to one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, BWI Thurgood Marshall.

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Annapolis Celebrates Maryland's 150th Year of Emancipation with a Week of Events

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland’s Emancipation with the Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s 3rd Constitution and the Abolishment of Slavery, an organization also known as Annapolis 1864. From October 25th through November 4th, join in commemorating Maryland’s abolishment of slavery by attending one or more of the many events held throughout the week-long celebration. With movies, lectures, re-enactments, and a theatrical performance, remember and honor those who fought and succeeded in abolishing slavery 150 years ago...more

Slaughter Across the Water: A Tug of War between Eastport and Annapolis

Maryland’s capital city is once again gearing up to battle the Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport in the Maritime Republic of Eastport Tug of War on November 8, 2014. Dubbed the lengthiest tug of war across water in the world, the annual clash is an endurance event with teams of no more than 33 tuggers set up on opposite sides of the Annapolis Harbor. Lasting anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, each Tug of War battle provides onlookers with an exciting taste of a unique, regional tradition. With proceeds from the event going to local charities, attendees can enjoy the food, drinks, and live music on either side of the water – or even join a team and tug – while contributing to a good cause...more

Annapolis by Candlelight

Grab a candle and join the 2014 Annapolis by Candlelight tour on November 7 and 8, hosted by the Historic Annapolis Foundation. You'll travel the city’s centuries-old streets the same way residents did hundreds of years ago, as you explore some of Annapolis’ 18th- and 19th-century architectural icons. History lovers and interior design buffs, you won't want to miss this rare opportunity to get an up-close look at some of Annapolis’ most cherished private homes during this truly special public viewing...more

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