Light House Bistro: A Gathering Spot with History

By: Lindsay Bolin Lowery

West Street is abuzz with excitement surrounding the opening of the Light House Bistro! This new cafe and eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a grab-n-go that includes coffee and the most heavenly pastries (the trio of beignets…OMG). It is a gathering place with a mission everyone can get behind. The Light House, […]

March 15, 2017


Discover the Historic James Brice House

By: Ann Powell

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. Behind him loomed […]

March 06, 2017


Bite into Annapolis History

By: Katie Redmiles

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


One of a Kind Starbucks at Historic Maryland Inn

By: Alexandra Cannady

At the top of Main Street, just before you hit Church Circle, lies a hidden gem. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. If I didn’t have a craving for a green tea Frappuccino light a while back, I would have easily walked right on by. Use the Maryland Inn as a marker. In fact, go […]

January 23, 2017


Seeing the Holidays through a Historic Lens

By: Katie Redmiles

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


All Aboard! Learn Annapolis History via a Trolley Tour

By: Alexandra Cannady

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley and my five-year-old-son was captivated. We board an early afternoon trolley outside the Annapolis Visitors Center at the top of West Street and immediately, the tour operator, Mark, makes us feel welcome. He asks his guests where they’re from and a connection is made. St. Louis? San Francisco? Connected […]

November 28, 2016


Historic London Town & Gardens Invites Reflection

By: Lindsay Bolin Lowery

I could not have found myself at a more perfect place on a beautiful fall afternoon than Historic London Town & Gardens. My curiosity was immediately struck by the dark wooden structures you see upon approach– the reconstructed Lord Mayor’s Tenement, and the Carpenter’s Shop. These rugged buildings are an intriguing juxtaposition against the elegance […]

October 31, 2016


Plenty to See and Do this Fall at Historic London Town and Gardens

By: Ann Powell

I know—you’ve heard of it, but what is it really? Historic London Town and Gardens is a 23-acre waterfront park and museum situated on a bluff overlooking the South River near Annapolis, Maryland. The site includes a historic brick mansion, a recreated early colonial village, an archaeology lab, a visitor’s center, a lovely event venue, […]

October 18, 2016


The Maryland World War II Memorial Inspires Awe

By: Ann Powell

Awesome. adj. Inspiring admiration; imposing; outstanding; very impressive. An overused word, to be sure, but awesome perfectly describes the Maryland World War II Memorial. Stand at the center of this granite amphitheater near Annapolis, and you too will feel the awe inspired by the stately and timeless Memorial. The Memorial Overlooks Annapolis Dedicated in 1998, […]

September 08, 2016


Living History in the William Paca Garden

By: Ann Powell

“Soon as I’m done with this row, I’ll set down my hoe and settle down on the grass a bit. These salad greens are coming along, but the weeds do grow everywhere. Maybe we’ll get some good squash to feed Mr. Paca and all of us who work for him. It’s warm today—I’ll just draw […]

August 04, 2016