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Four Rivers Heritage Area: Key to Meaningful History

Four Rivers Heritage Area (4Rivers)—its legal name is Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc.—makes history come alive for Anne Arundel County residents and visitors. The organization will celebrate its 20 th birthday this October. It’s called “Four Rivers” because the South…

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Mayo Beach Park

Mayo Beach Park is named for Commodore Isaac Mayo who was born in 1794. Image courtesy of the author. Owned and operated by Anne Arundel County, Mayo Beach Park is a 22-acre multi-use recreational facility sitting at the mouth of the South River and Chesapeake Bay. It’s located at the end of…

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Annapolis History Tours: Safe and Socially Distant

Annapolis, Maryland, USA downtown view over Main Street with the State House. Photos courtesy of Watermark, Explore the Heart of Annapolis and TripAdvisor. Nothing says Summer in Annapolis like going outdoors and taking in its historical charm or spending time by the beautiful waters of the…

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Just south of Annapolis, near the mouth of South River, sits the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse still in its original location on the Chesapeake Bay. The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has been designated as a National Historical Landmark, only one of twelve lighthouses to be given this…

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