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Visit the Hammond-Harwood House

Nestled on the corner of King George Street and Maryland Ave is a remarkably beautiful house that is hard to miss – the Hammond-Harwood House (19 Maryland Avenue). Constructed in 1774 for Matthias Hammond, a Maryland legislator, the original purpose for the house was to entertain guests when Hammond…

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RASA Juice Shop: Changing the World One Juice at a Time

One of my favorite things to do in downtown Annapolis is grab a beverage and wander around. Depending on the season, it’s usually an iced latte or a coffee. RASA juice shop (90 Maryland Ave), a new addition to the Annapolis Boutique District, has me trading my caffeine for a fresh cold pressed…

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Maryland Avenue Has It All

You gotta love Maryland Avenue. This short spoke of a street off State Circle certainly throws off an old-world vibe. Here you’ll find a colorful mix of artsy mom-and-pop shops overflowing from historic buildings onto cozy sidewalks. The effect could not be more charming—this is the intersection of…

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Annapolis Embraces Jo Fleming Contemporary Art

When I first stepped into Jo Fleming Contemporary Art (37 Maryland Avenue), I knew I was experiencing something fresh and unique in Annapolis. The difference between my expectation and the reality was subtle, but definitely tangible. Jo Fleming The exhibit was perfectly curated; I was drawn to see…

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Behold the Beauty of May Day

Just breathe… It’s springtime in Annapolis. Walk the charming streets and feel the surge of spring energy. Catch a whiff of salt air off the harbor, hear the call of the osprey just home from the south, see the tree buds pushing through the limb tips overhead. This is April in Annapolis—this…

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Midnight Madness Recap

It’s that time of year when hats and coats are essential, colorful lights outline houses and trees, familiar holiday classics abound on the radio, and a few extra chocolate chip cookies or hot chocolate drinks make their way into the daily hustle and bustle. There’s an accentuated feeling of joy and…

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Old Fox Books

Copernicus is the mouse who lives inside the front desk. The windows below and to the left of the register give passers-by a small glimpse into his home – his study in particular. He has a leather couch, a lamp, a painting of a sailboat, and of course, being the avid traveler and reader that…

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The Power of Flowers Returns to Annapolis

Let’s all agree—there's no denying the power of flowers. They can calm us, energize us, and inspire us. Flowers are heaven to pollinators and essential to plant reproduction. For us humans, they’re known to reduce stress, elevate mood, make us smile, and help us heal. And mostly they’re just… well…

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Midnight Madness in Downtown Annapolis

Lights, garland, action! Downtown Annapolis shops throw open their doors during Midnight Madness in a glorified block party open to all . Enjoy musical performances as well as food and refreshments at stores as you stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, inner West Street, and State Circle in…

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3 Ways to Explore Annapolis in November

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, looking to take care of some early holiday shopping, or simply looking for a great event for the whole family, you’ll find something to pique your interest this November in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Experience the world’s longest tug of war across water, a…

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