Annapolis is a truly diverse city. Within its 8-square-miles, Annapolis holds rich historical sites, the seat of Maryland’s government, a variety of recreational, arts, and cultural activities and events, as well as the best shopping and dining around!
Annapolis has been Maryland’s state capital since 1694, and from 1783-1784 it also served as the capital of the fledgling American nation.
Annapolis is centrally located in Maryland, and it is 25 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles east of Washington, D.C. It is bordered on its northeastern side by the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, and connects to the South River on its southwestern border. The population is approximately 39,000 residents.
When visitors think of Annapolis, they often think of the Historic District—those quaint cobblestoned streets with historic homes and sites. When you spot a Historic Marker on a home, the color will tell you what time period the architecture represents (ranging from Georgian style through the 20th century.)
Some of Annapolis’ other notable landmarks are the United States Naval Academy, the Maryland State House, St. John’s College, Eastport, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and Annapolis City Dock.