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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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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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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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3 Things You Can Do at London Town This Month

Finding enjoyable activities for your kids, your spouse, and your friends can take you all over town! Skip the headaches, GPS malfunctions, and parking by staying local with Historic London Town and Gardens. Here are three educational and flat out fun activities going on in March at London Town:…

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The Legacy of Wiley H. Bates in Annapolis

What better way to conclude Black History Month than highlighting one of the most prominent African American businessman and community leader in Annapolis: Wiley H. Bates. Born into slavery in North Carolina, Wiley H. Bates achieved his freedom through education, hard work, and dedication. He made…

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Oyster Wars Cannon at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

A relic of the Maryland Oyster Wars, the Oyster Wars Cannon is a true treasure of Maryland’s history. It is a 150-year old cannon that was used by Maryland State officers to fight oyster poaching in Maryland waters in the late 1800s. The actual cannon is now on display at the Annapolis Maritime…

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Celebrating Black History Month in Annapolis

Maryland is rich with history and has played home to a host of defining moments for our country. Annapolis is no different; you can find bits of history on almost every block. Maryland has been the setting for groundbreaking abolitionists and heroes of the Underground Railroad, to artists and…

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