Can you imagine what it would be like today if the thirteen colonies had lost the Revolutionary War? There would be no United States, and we would be living under British rule. Sounds like the basis for a new Netflix original, right? Well, happily we don’t have to imagine that unfortunate outcome. The Treaty of […]
January 11, 2017
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
Let’s face it: Annapolitans really like old stuff. And by old stuff, I mean antiques, which happen to be everywhere in historic Annapolis. If you’re a fan of American antiques, then make your way to the Hammond-Harwood House to see the collection of fine furniture made by John Shaw, Maryland’s most famous cabinetmaker. John Shaw […]
November 11, 2016
Instead of doing the usual American Halloween rituals this year – walking a haunted trail or watching horror movies – I opted to join Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk in downtown Annapolis. I’m not one to actively search for a way to scare myself in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, but I do love history, so […]
October 26, 2016
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
When you think about what makes a city unique or what defines its look, its character, its je ne sais quois, there is perhaps nothing more important than its architecture. Okay, maybe food, but certainly architecture is one of those things we think of when we think of a place. Miami = art deco. Palm […]
July 15, 2016
See that white dome on the Annapolis skyline? It almost looks like a layered wedding cake, right? Well, that dome is the top of our Maryland State House, where the Commander-in-Chief really did resign. Here you can witness four centuries of some pretty amazing history. It’s easy to visit this inspiring building. The State House […]
May 18, 2016
Visitors seeking a historic setting for great burgers and beers should know about an obscure little pub in the cellar of the Reynolds Tavern on Church Circle. Look for a modest sign that practically whispers 1747 Pub on the side of the building, climb down stairs dating back to its original 1737 construction, and prepare to be amazed.
April 18, 2016
February is Black History Month, the perfect time to enjoy a day trip or weekend getaway to scenic Annapolis, an area rich in African American history. The weather might be cold, but that does nothing to diminish the excitement of a town full of statues, museums, historic buildings and engaging personalities that honor the rich African American cultural heritage of our city and nation.
April 14, 2016
Even though I know it’ll scare me, one of my favorite things to do on a brisk October evening is to be part of a haunted, candle-lit ghost tour through Annapolis. I’ve never been disappointed by the well-versed guides leading our small group through the historic downtown district directly into Annapolis’s dark, troubled history.
October 30, 2015