Maryland Avenue Shopping

Behind Closed Doors at the William Paca House

A great public museum is a complicated place. The Nooks and Crannies Tour at the Historic Annapolis William Paca House reminds us that the Paca House is both a great public museum and a complicated place. This tour quite literally looks behind closed doors and into the cupboards of the grand…

Read More

Discover the Historic James Brice House

Thirty-five happy years ago I met my husband. We worked together at a Maryland real estate firm where, early on, I noticed a framed snapshot in his office. In the amateur photo, my youthful future spouse posed in sporty 1980s attire beside his little BMW sedan on East Street in Historic Annapolis…

Read More

Bite into Annapolis History

George Washington ate in Annapolis? Yes – that’s true! In honor of Annapolis Restaurant Week (February 20-26), we’re sharing some of our favorite places to dine for history lovers. Whether the establishment itself is historic, the building has a rich history, or there is an opportunity to combine…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

8 Ways to Savor Annapolis this September

Bourbon Heritage Month September is Bourbon Heritage Month! As a bourbon drinker, this is an exciting month for me! In recent years, I've enjoyed getting to know more about the drinks I enjoy - their history, how their made and the best ways to drink them. Annapolis has become a great town for a…

Read More