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Annapolis, an American Story

If you are looking for an engaging and exciting history lesson on our great city of Annapolis, look no further than the Museum of Historic Annapolis to see the brand new exhibition, Annapolis: An American Story. The exhibition follows 400 years of Annapolis, chronologically, as you weave your way…

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Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents

Image courtesy of Historic Annapolis. American History Buffs Unite! Gather ye patriotism and head to the Maryland State House until November 14, 2021 to catch the exhibit “Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents,” sponsored by Historic Annapolis in partnership with philanthropist…

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Party Like the Pacas: Wine & Dine in the Garden

Picture this — it’s 1776 and you’ve been invited to one of the hottest parties in town: the honorable William Paca’s garden party for Annapolis’ elite. There will be oysters, lamb, sweetmeats, plenty of ale and rum punch, tavern gossip, and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear Paca himself regale his…

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The Beauty of May Day

May Day in Annapolis is really one of the most wonderful days of the year. It is a tradition that has been a part of our lovely town, hosted by The Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne now for 66 years! I, myself, growing up in downtown Annapolis have been participating in the event for many of…

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Annapolis by Candlelight Goes Virtual

Annapolis by Candlelight is one of my favorite events of the year. Typically held over a weekend in November, this self-guided stroll run by Historic Annapolis invites you into privately-owned historic homes in the downtown area, over the course of two evenings. Docents are on hand to shed light…

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A Glimpse into William Paca's Garden

The William Paca House is one of the original five part Georgian Manor Homes built in Annapolis. A glimpse into Mr. Paca's Garden isn't just recommended, it's an absolute must! The Gardens, which were restored to their original grandeur as part of the bicentennial in 1976, are broken into distinct…

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Face Behind the Mask: Janet Hall of Historic Annapolis

William Paca House & Garden (186 Prince George St.). Photo courtesy of Historic Annapolis. Annapolitans have been through a lot in our 350-plus year history, but we’ve never been through anything quite like COVID-19. Nor, had Historic Annapolis. The organization was founded in 1952 as a way to…

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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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Annapolis by Candlelight

As the air gets crisper and the leaves start to change their color, there is nothing better than taking in Annapolis on foot. On Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Historic Annapolis offers the community the opportunity to walk through the historic neighborhoods of…

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