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Party Like the Pacas: Wine & Dine in the Garden

Picture this — it’s 1776 and you’ve been invited to one of the hottest parties in town: the honorable William Paca’s garden party for Annapolis’ elite. There will be oysters, lamb, sweetmeats, plenty of ale and rum punch, tavern gossip, and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear Paca himself regale his…

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A Glimpse into William Paca's Garden

The William Paca House is one of the original five part Georgian Manor Homes built in Annapolis. A glimpse into Mr. Paca's Garden isn't just recommended, it's an absolute must! The Gardens, which were restored to their original grandeur as part of the bicentennial in 1976, are broken into distinct…

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Face Behind the Mask: Janet Hall of Historic Annapolis

William Paca House & Garden (186 Prince George St.). Photo courtesy of Historic Annapolis. Annapolitans have been through a lot in our 350-plus year history, but we’ve never been through anything quite like COVID-19. Nor, had Historic Annapolis. The organization was founded in 1952 as a way to…

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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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Top 4 Events for a Star-Spangled July 4th

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, you might be scrambling to find sparklers, lawn chairs, and hotdog buns. But lucky for you, Annapolis will be buzzing with events and parades for everybody. This 3rd and 4th of July, enjoy Independence Day Fireworks Cruises and step aboard a Watermark Yacht…

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Architecture in Annapolis

The city of Annapolis is sometimes described as a “museum without walls” and that is certainly true when it comes to the art you see in the beautiful architecture. Annapolis has an array of different styles of buildings that span the centuries but is most notable for its colonial architecture of the…

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5 Ways to Explore Annapolis in May

Spring is in full bloom here in Annapolis! It’s time to get outside and enjoy all the events, festivals, and activities happening throughout the month. From the anticipated arrival of the Blue Angels during Commissioning Week, to a Greek festival, it’s all happening in Annapolis this May! USNA…

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10 Caterers You Should Know About

There are tons of reasons to party in the Annapolis area; home of the United States Naval Academy, scene of the largest in-water sail and power boat shows, an active boating community and a population that thrives on celebrations of all kinds. Standards are high for the caterers I recommend in this…

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