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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 , 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.

11th Annual Paca Girlfriends Party
William Paca House and Garden

11th Annual Paca Girlfriends Party

June 19, 2019

Celebrate 11 years of Paca Girlfriends at the social event of the season!  Enjoy an evening of food, fine wine, friendship, flowers, and fun.  Experience the charm of the William Paca Garden, indulge in culinary creations prepared by the area's premier chefs, and stroll through the luxurious English-style garden filled with beautiful rose bushes, an endearing fish-shaped pond, and other garden features, all while you enjoy sipping a signature Pacatini. VIP ticket holders get access to the exclusive CovingtonAlsina VIP section of the Garden. All proceeds benefit Historic Annapolis. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older

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. 

Historic Annapolis

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