About the Author

Katie Redmiles is a writer and marketing professional living and working in Annapolis. Since graduating from college with an English degree, Katie has worked for a city/regional magazine, an Internet start-up in San Francisco and, presently, the biggest tour and charter company in Annapolis. She is an aspiring yoga teacher and enjoys photography, coffee and finding new places to walk her two dogs. With her family's non-profit foundation, Katie plans an annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and also fosters rescue dogs. You can often find Katie enjoying a local coffee shop. Keep up with her online through her blog, katiestella.com.

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6 Inspired Ways to Celebrate June

Savor June and the beautiful weather that’s finally come our way by enjoying a history themed — or inspired — event in the coming days. We found concerts, lavender fields and a whole lot of soul to connect our past to the present as we welcome the Summer solstice. Douglass Reading Room In celebration of […]

June 18, 2018

11 Can’t-Miss History Events in Annapolis this May

For the rest of the month, we’ve curated our favorite picks of events happening at our area heritage and historical sites. Learn a little, have a little fun, make some memories! Grab your calendar and schedule a momentous May with these can’t-miss history events: ArchiTrex Take a 2-hour walking tour and 300 year journey of […]

May 11, 2018

Top 9 Instagram-able Historic Sites in Annapolis

Make your Instagram account go down in history by tagging your photos with #visitannapolis and snapping your next pic at one of our favorite backdrops. Here are nine of Annapolis’ Top Instagram-able Historic Sites to make your next post stand out: Annapolis City Dock Since its founding in 1649, Annapolis has always been an active seaport. […]

April 10, 2018

Ladies Who Shaped History: Women’s History Month Events

March is Women’s History Month, and in honor of the many remarkable – and unsung – women in our nation’s history, we’ve compiled some of the most interesting Women’s History Month events in Annapolis: Shero Film Series at Banneker-Douglass Museum  Saturday, March 10 – 12-2:30 pm & 5-7:30 pm Inspired by Frederick Doulgass’ support of […]

March 09, 2018

A Saucy Time at Sins & Secrets with Historic London Town

A ghost tour it is not. Historic London Town and Gardens’ Sins & Secrets tour digs up the salacious history of this Colonial settlement…not the haunted. And with a complimentary adult beverage in your hand as you stroll the darkened gardens, you’ll step back in time to the Colonial tavern atmosphere recreated by your guide […]

October 24, 2017

At the Top of Annapolis’ World

There are 149 steps to the top of the State House dome. As I climbed to the top, my fear of heights – which oddly enough manifests itself as a fear of steep and narrow staircases – kicked in on or around step five. “Did I mention I’m afraid of heights?” I said to my […]

July 31, 2017

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 food and a history lesson, the Annapolis […]

February 21, 2017

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 interesting balance. Family traditions like hopping […]

December 09, 2016

Eight Great Places to Soak up Historic Annapolis Attractions – For Free

With the cooler temperatures and shorter days settling in, you may be tempted to cozy up in a blanket and stay home. Adding to that homebody inclination, perhaps you’re making a valid effort to stay within budget for the holidays. But I would argue that neither of these excuses is a good enough one to […]

December 02, 2016

In Annapolis, Gone But Not Forgotten

There’s so much history you can see in Annapolis. It’s in the architecture, the bumpy brick sidewalks and the plaques honoring a building’s old age. In a town lauded for its historic preservation, it can be fun to recognize all that has disappeared…or, in certain cases, simply been hidden from view—or moved to a new […]

October 12, 2016