Maryland Signers of the Declaration of Independence

By: Jamie Foster

The Declaration of Independence was sanctioned on July 4, 1776. Signed by 56 delegates to the Continental Congress, the Declaration announced that the America’s thirteen colonies would now be regarded as thirteen independent, sovereign states – no longer under British rule. This was the first combined step towards the formation of the United States of […]

July 02, 2018

Visit the United States Naval Academy

By: Jamie Foster

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) can be found in the heart of downtown Annapolis. Known as “The Yard,” this prestigious undergraduate college prepares young men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Originally established in 1845, the USNA is a National Historic Landmark and home to numerous historic […]

May 14, 2018

Visit Historic Annapolis’ Sign of the Hogshead

By: Jamie Foster

You may have walked passed or even visited The Hogshead (43 Pinkney Street) in downtown Annapolis. This early 18th-century building is typical of the modest wood frame structures that housed many colonial Annapolitans. Today, it serves as an interactive, hands-on museum and historic landmark, offering visitors the opportunity to experience what life was like during […]

April 19, 2018

Top 9 Instagram-able Historic Sites in Annapolis

By: Katie Redmiles

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

Lewnes’ Steak House: A Historic Eastport Treasure

By: Jamie Foster

Right across the bridge from downtown Annapolis is the historic neighborhood of Eastport. Packed with history, Eastport is known for its eclectic mix of homes and businesses. Originally settled in 1665, the town has played home to boat workers and watermen for generations. On the corner of 4th Street and Severn Ave. sits a family-owned […]

April 03, 2018

5 Historic Sites in Annapolis to Visit this Spring

By: Historian Annapolis

In 1649, an English community emerged on the land that now makes up Maryland’s capital. Puritans, seeking religious freedom, nestled into a spot on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay and called their new town Providence. A lot has happened in Annapolis since these settlers first arrived, but one of the most remarkable aspects about […]

March 26, 2018

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