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William Paca House and Garden

186 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 990-4543
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About William Paca House and Garden

The William Paca House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark, restored to its colonial-era splendor by Historic Annapolis, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Annapolis. Take some time to experience the 18th century life of lawyer, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Paca, as you browse through his breathtaking home. The House is open for docent-led tours for individuals and groups. Tours take place hourly on the half-hour, last approximately 40 minutes, and encompass two floors of 18th-century history. Walk through the parlor, kitchen, grand foyer and many bedrooms, getting a true sense of what it was like to be a part of the high-society of Annapolis during the 1700s. You can take a self-paced tour of the garden at any time during open hours. After a tour, visit the gift shop and pick up some souvenirs to remember this unique experience. The house and garden can also be rented out by those seeking an historic setting for events such as weddings, meetings, and reunions.

Attraction

General

- Family Friendly

- Minimum Group:

10

- Specials/Coupons for Groups

Onsite

- Gift Shop / Shopping On Site

- Group Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


General

Pricing

- Discounts

Children Ages 12 & Under , Children Under 14 , Group Discount , Military , Senior , Student ,

- Payment Methods Accepted

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour

November 15, 2019

Some of the most well-known Colonial artists regularly worked in Annapolis. This curator-led tour of the William Paca House will provide an up-close look not only at the people portrayed, but also the artists who painted them. Discover why it was important for prominent members of society to have their likenesses captured and displayed.

Decorative Arts Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Decorative Arts Tour

October 16, 2019

Colonial Annapolis was home to a number of highly-skilled craftsmen. The work of artisans like John Shaw and William Faris would have sat alongside imported pieces from around the world. This special, behind-the-scenes tour delves deeper into the fine pieces on display at the William Paca House.

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour

September 14, 2019

Some of the most well-known Colonial artists regularly worked in Annapolis. This curator-led tour of the William Paca House will provide an up-close look not only at the people portrayed, but also the artists who painted them. Discover why it was important for prominent members of society to have their likenesses captured and displayed.

Decorative Arts Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Decorative Arts Tour

August 21, 2019

Colonial Annapolis was home to a number of highly-skilled craftsmen. The work of artisans like John Shaw and William Faris would have sat alongside imported pieces from around the world. This special, behind-the-scenes tour delves deeper into the fine pieces on display at the William Paca House.

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour

July 19, 2019

Some of the most well-known Colonial artists regularly worked in Annapolis. This curator-led tour of the William Paca House will provide an up-close look not only at the people portrayed, but also the artists who painted them. Discover why it was important for prominent members of society to have their likenesses captured and displayed.

Fourth of July Celebration
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2019

Come celebrate the birth of our nation with one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. William Paca and several other important Annapolitans, portrayed by the Annapolis Living Historians, will welcome you into the Paca's home as they discuss “current” events during that momentous year of our nation’s birth, 1776. After touring the house, the entire family can enjoy some patriotic crafts and explore Mr. Paca’s 2-acre pleasure garden. After visiting with the Pacas and Annapolis’s elite upper class, stroll on over to Hogshead.  More costumed reenactors will be there to tell the story of the working class of Annapolis. Learn about the lives of colonial craftspeople and how they contributed to the Revolution with their skilled labor and patriotism. Registration not required.

Fourth of July Naturalization Ceremony
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Fourth of July Naturalization Ceremony

July 4, 2019

Fourth of July events at the William Paca House and Garden commemorate the Maryland patriot’s approval of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The day begins with an inspirational Naturalization Ceremony where dozens of people from communities around the globe become our nation’s newest citizens in a ceremony conducted by officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Registration not required.

Decorative Arts Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Decorative Arts Tour

June 26, 2019

Colonial Annapolis was home to a number of highly-skilled craftsmen. The work of artisans like John Shaw and William Faris would have sat alongside imported pieces from around the world. This special, behind-the-scenes tour delves deeper into the fine pieces on display at the William Paca House.

Public William Paca Garden Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Public William Paca Garden Tour

May 23, 2019

Join us for a special, guided tour of William Paca’s enchanting 2-acre English pleasure garden. Your knowledgeable docent will take you on a stroll through the features of the Chesapeake falling garden, highlighting 18th-century plants and a beautiful array of heirloom roses. 

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Annapolis and Colonial Painters Tour

May 17, 2019

Some of the most well-known Colonial artists regularly worked in Annapolis. This curator-led tour of the William Paca House will provide an up-close look not only at the people portrayed, but also the artists who painted them. Discover why it was important for prominent members of society to have their likenesses captured and displayed.

Hurray for May Day!
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Hurray for May Day!

May 5, 2019

Welcome the arrival of spring this year at a family-friendly afternoon at the William Paca House and Garden. Children can make their own floral crafts, take part in a scavenger hunt, and dance around the maypole!  Bring your own blanket and picnic to enjoy lunch in the Paca Garden. Finish the day with a visit to the HA ice cream sundae bar. Doors open at 12 pm; activities begin at 1 pm.  Garden Entry: Free Activities and Ice Cream Bar: $7 General Admission; $5 HA Members and Volunteers; Free for Family Circle Members; Free for children 2 and under

Decorative Arts Tour
Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Decorative Arts Tour

April 24, 2019

Colonial Annapolis was home to a number of highly-skilled craftsmen. The work of artisans like John Shaw and William Faris would have sat alongside imported pieces from around the world. This special, behind-the-scenes tour delves deeper into the fine pieces on display at the William Paca House.

Historic Annapolis

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Now through March 31st, save 20% on all Maryland and Chesapeake Bay-themed merchandise at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! And if you're an HA member, you'll save 20% on ALL regularly-priced merchandise! Stop by and see what's new. . . Excludes sale ...

#TodayAtHA: our volunteer Docents are receiving training in preparation for the reopening of the William Paca House and Garden and Hogshead this Saturday, March 23! Stop by on our #openingday to take a tour with one of our incredible docents. #historicann ...

#TodayAtHA: There's a hole in the roof of the #BriceHouse! Wood that was cut out of roof rafters to create dormer windows in the attic (since removed) was salvaged from where it was used elsewhere in the house, and is now being spliced back into its origi ...

#TodayAtHA: These little guys in our greenhouse were soaking up the morning sun! Our garden volunteers are lovingly tending these seedlings that you'll be able to take home at our annual Plant Sale - mark your calendars for May 11 and 12! #historicannapol ...

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#TodayAtHA: The construction team began removing the terra cotta roof tiles on the James Brice House! The new roof will be wood shingles, recreating the appearance of Brice's original roof design. #historicannapolis #bricehouse #preservation #historicpres ...

Our Ward One Alderwoman snapped the gorgeous Super Snow Moon rising over Paca House last night. 📷: Elly Tierney #pacahouse #historicannapolis #annapolis #visitannapolis #nofilter #fullmoon #moon #snowmoon #nature #night #moonlight #moonwalk ...

#TodayAtHA: Our Education Department met to discuss a new interpretive #exhibit in the #pacagarden - a colonial physic (medicinal) garden! Consultant Mollie Ridout has put together a plan to be installed this spring. This project is funded in part by @fou ...

Reposted from @williampacaweddings - Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovebirds out there! Rafael and Tawny celebrated their love in the romantic William Paca Garden - you can do the same for your engagement, wedding, or anniversary! Contact Jody Dalton ...

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