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Watermark offers Micro Charters

Watermark Tours, Charters and Cruises Watermark Tours, Charters and Cruises has been sailing the Chesapeake Bay in and around Annapolis for close to 50 years! So, it's no surprise when Covid-19 presented some challenges, Watermark answered the call. With helpful Captains and a knowledgeable staff…

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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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6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this October

With the leaves changing colors and a crisp breeze blowing through Annapolis, it’s clear October has arrived. Though we’re all upset summer has ended, the coming of October doesn’t mean that things slow down here in Annapolis. From fall festivals and two of the world’s largest in-water boat shows to…

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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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11 Can't-Miss History Events in Annapolis this May

For the rest of the month, we’ve curated our favorite picks of events happening at our area heritage and historical sites. Learn a little, have a little fun, make some memories! Grab your calendar and schedule a momentous May with these can't-miss history events: ArchiTrex Take a 2-hour walking…

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Historic Hauntings Tour is Scary but Not Too Scary

Some people will pay good money to be scared out of their wits. They go for the adrenaline jolt, the endorphin rush, the high of success that comes from being terrified and surviving it. Generally not a zombie seeker, I threw caution to the wind and tried the latest Special Historic Hauntings tour…

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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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Harbor Queen: the Grande Dame of Annapolis

Annapolis has its very own dowager countess. The grande dame of Annapolis is a true lady – a lady who wears her age well, moves with grace and dignity, and knows how to have fun. Want to meet her? Well, come on down to the Annapolis City Dock and catch a ride on the Harbor Queen. Harbor Queen is a…

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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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