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Earth Day on Maryland Avenue

Image courtesy of shopmarylandavenue.com Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 28th 10am-5pm to save the date for the annual Earth Day & Spring Festival in one of the most quaint streets in Annapolis. Festivities will be located between State Circle and the Naval Academy gate, taking place primarily…

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Annapolis Walking Tours in April

Get moving this month with three interactive, historic Annapolis walking tours. Grab your walking shoes, and maybe an umbrella, and get ready to learn a few facts about Historic Annapolis! There's a tour for everyone this month. Image courtesy of Historic Annapolis Lafayette’s Annapolis Walking…

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Celebrate Maryland Day

March 25th marks Maryland’s birthday, the day we celebrate the first European settlers in the colony. The original settlers arrived at St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634 aboard two boats, the Ark and the Dove . Gifted by the King to the Calvert family, the colony was named “Mary-Land” after the…

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George Washington Resigns and Goes Home

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland. December 23, 1783 To relinquish power voluntarily is a rare act—an act that requires integrity, dignity, and immense vision. What kind of person willingly gives up control over an entire nation? Courtesy of Ann Powell George Washington was such a person. He was commissioned by…

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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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Top 9 Instagram-able Historic Sites in Annapolis

Make your Instagram account go down in history by tagging your photos with #visitannapolis and snapping your next pic at one of our favorite backdrops. Here are nine of Annapolis' Top Instagram-able Historic Sites to make your next post stand out: Annapolis City Dock City Dock - Credit…

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5 Historic Sites in Annapolis to Visit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1649, an English community emerged on the land that now makes up Maryland's capital. Puritans, seeking religious freedom, nestled into a spot on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay and called their new town Providence. A lot has happened in Annapolis since these…

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At the Top of Annapolis’ World

There are 149 steps to the top of the State House dome. As I climbed to the top, my fear of heights – which oddly enough manifests itself as a fear of steep and narrow staircases – kicked in on or around step five. “Did I mention I’m afraid of heights?” I said to my companions, my colleague Laura…

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African American Heritage Tour Lends Perspective

African American history in Annapolis is a story about much more than staggering numbers, chilling tales, or attention-grabbing facts. It is a story about human tragedy, individual fear and greed, and conditions of extreme suffering. It is also a story of hope, industry and perseverance. Like it or…

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