Make a Date with History this Spring

By: Ann Powell

Just a couple more weeks of indoor time, and soon we’ll be out smelling the lilacs and strolling the sunny streets of Annapolis enjoying its history this spring. Until then, check out some of these terrific events that the good folks at Historic Annapolis have organized for us. Are we the luckiest people in the […]

March 13, 2018

Behind Closed Doors at the William Paca House

By: Ann Powell

A great public museum is a complicated place. The Nooks and Crannies Tour at the Historic Annapolis William Paca House reminds us that the Paca House is both a great public museum and a complicated place. This tour quite literally looks behind closed doors and into the cupboards of the grand historic house. 3,000 Artifacts […]

October 27, 2017

A Saucy Time at Sins & Secrets with Historic London Town

By: Katie Redmiles

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

By: Katie Redmiles

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

A Salute to Annapolis’ WWII Memorial

By: Lindsay Bolin Lowery

The sweet smell of flowers and a bright, sunny day are easy to take for granted. However, these freedoms are only awarded to us because of the sacrifices made by those who serve to protect us. A visit to the World War II Memorial not only gives you a breathtaking view of the Naval Academy […]

May 23, 2017

Harbor Queen: the Grande Dame of Annapolis

By: Ann Powell

Annapolis has its very own dowager countess. The grande dame of Annapolis is a true lady – a lady who wears her age well, moves with grace and dignity, and knows how to have fun. Want to meet her? Well, come on down to the Annapolis City Dock and catch a ride on the Harbor […]

May 10, 2017

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