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A History Lover's Itinerary

Given Maryland’s nearly 400 years of history – it became a colony in 1632 and a state in 1788 – you could easily spend a month in the state and visit a different historic site, museum, or attraction every day. But if you’re big on history and short on time, just a few days spent in and around…

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Welcome Back to The Annapolis Maritime Museum!

The Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) is now open to visitors with their new exhibit, Our Changing Waterfront . Bringing together technology and a visual history of the Bay through gallery exhibits, hands on learning and an impressive chronological timeline- the new permanent exhibit was well worth…

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African American Watermen of the Chesapeake

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States? It is a cornerstone of environmental and economic activity of the more than 18 million people living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Virginia and West Virginia to as far north as New York…

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The Wilma Lee Skipjack Sets Sail

The Wilma Lee sails into City Dock in Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Built in 1940 and restored in 2019, the Wilma Lee was unveiled this past summer as the latest boat to set sail on the shores of the Chesapeake. This historic boat resides at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and…

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Wilma Lee at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

Proudly docked at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Wilma Lee is one of 22 remaining active skipjacks in Maryland. Currently, she is the only one located in Annapolis, since returning to the Chesapeake Bay from Ocracoke, NC when the Museum purchased the sailing vessel in 2018. Photo courtesy of Jay…

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Sailing La Vagabonde Explores Annapolis

Elayna and Riley are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular Youtube channel, Sailing La Vagabonde. The Australian couple, and their adorable son Lenny, have a love for both travel and sailing, which they document for their audience of over 1 million subscribers. The most impressive thing about…

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History of Unique Spring Traditions in Annapolis

Certain well-known traditions declare the arrival of spring in Annapolis. Here’s a snapshot of several of these one-of-a-kind events that contribute to the reputation of our town as a unique destination. Spring Sock Burning Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. Photo courtesy of VAAAC. Tracing the…

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Grand Re-Opening at Annapolis Maritime Museum

Annapolis is full of great museums and historical sites, but no place captures the essence of the area’s natural history quite like the Annapolis Maritime Museum. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Museum will celebrate a Grand Re-Opening later this spring. I had the pleasure of meeting…

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I Love My Neighborhood

My husband and I moved to Annapolis from Washington DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, building a house in a waterfront community on the Severn River. For him, it was a return to the hometown of his boyhood, a move that delighted his parents and childhood friends. For me, a native New Englander…

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