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Seeing the Holidays through a Historic Lens

The different ways we celebrate the holidays are rooted in family traditions, religious customs—and history . Every single day in the Annapolis area, we are treated to a wonderful mix of modern times and history, so it’s no surprise the holiday season gives us a chance to experience the same…

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Take a Haunted Tour of Historic Annapolis

Instead of doing the usual American Halloween rituals this year – walking a haunted trail or watching horror movies – I opted to join Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk in downtown Annapolis. I’m not one to actively search for a way to scare myself in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, but I do love…

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In Annapolis, Gone But Not Forgotten

There’s so much history you can see in Annapolis. It’s in the architecture, the bumpy brick sidewalks and the plaques honoring a building’s old age. In a town lauded for its historic preservation, it can be fun to recognize all that has disappeared...or, in certain cases, simply been hidden from…

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The Maryland World War II Memorial Inspires Awe

Awesome. adj. Inspiring admiration; imposing; outstanding; very impressive. An overused word, to be sure, but awesome perfectly describes the Maryland World War II Memorial. Stand at the center of this granite amphitheater near Annapolis, and you too will feel the awe inspired by the stately and…

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5 Ways to Explore Annapolis this September

September in Annapolis is a time when the weather cools and leaves begin to change color over the Maryland State House, signaling the return of local seasonal festivals, one of the city’s favorite art events, and of course, Navy Football. Whether you explore historic Annapolis at your own pace –…

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