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Jamie Foster

Honoring Maryland-Native African American Icons

There are so many reasons to visit the Maryland State House in Annapolis, and now there are two more. Statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were unveiled on February 10, 2020, in the very room where the Maryland State Constitution of 1864 was ratified and slavery was abolished. Research…

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A Visit to the Maryland State House

One of my favorite things in Annapolis is the Maryland State House. It was built on the highest point of land so from almost every vantage point you get a glimpse of the beautiful dome. It’s the largest all-wooden dome in North America, built of cypress beams held together by wooden pegs instead of…

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The Flag House Inn

One of the main roads into historic downtown Annapolis is King George Street, which ends with a sharp right turn in front of Gate 1 of the United States Naval Academy. As you take that right turn onto Randall Street, you are sure to see one of the most recognizable Bed & Breakfasts in Annapolis, the…

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A New Age for the Banneker-Douglass Museum

Founded in 1984, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is a staple in Maryland history as its aim is to preserve and educate on topics of African American history and culture. And thanks to the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, even its foundations, once Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church…

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22nd Annual Oyster Festival at the Captain Avery Museum

Sitting on the banks of the West River and overlooking the Chesapeake Bay is the 19 th century home and land of Captain Salem Avery. Originally from Long Island, NY, Captain Avery was an established waterman that moved to Maryland in search of the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay. Once here, he met his…

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Just south of Annapolis, near the mouth of South River, sits the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse still in its original location on the Chesapeake Bay. The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has been designated as a National Historical Landmark, only one of twelve lighthouses to be given this…

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Four Rivers African American Heritage Trail

For more than a decade, the Four Rivers Heritage Area has worked to preserve, protect, and nurture our stories for today's community and future generations. The Heritage Area includes museums, maritime communities, waterfront parks, and a scientific research center focused on our environment…

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A Look Inside The National Cryptologic Museum

The National Cryptologic Museum is located in Anne Arundel County, adjacent to the NSA Headquarters at Fort George G. Meade in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. The original intention of the museum was to provide a place for the National Security Agency to house artifacts and to give employees a place…

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A Brief Tour of Government House

If you have ever walked in Downtown Annapolis, there is a good chance you passed the Government House. Situated in the center of historic Annapolis, adjacent to the State House, is Government House, the official residence of the governor of Maryland. Currently living in the home are Governor Larry…

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Architecture in Annapolis

The city of Annapolis is sometimes described as a “museum without walls” and that is certainly true when it comes to the art you see in the beautiful architecture. Annapolis has an array of different styles of buildings that span the centuries but is most notable for its colonial architecture of the…

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