The 25th Annual Annapolis by Candlelight will be held on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Every November, Historic Annapolis proudly showcases the city’s historic houses, and attendees learn how their present-day owners preserve these homes built in the 20th, 19th, and 18th centuries.
A regional favorite, Annapolis by Candlelight will proceed rain or shine in the historic district of Maryland’s capital. Afterwards, it will be a short walk to a popular downtown pub or restaurant for a drink or a meal. Patrons wearing Annapolis by Candlelight Tour buttons are eligible for discounts on select menu and drink items at several establishments.
The sites of the 2016 tour are yet to be confirmed, but the following are five historic houses that are likely to be included in this year’s Annapolis by Candlelight.
William Paca House – The tour begins here. Constructed in the early 1760s by attorney William Paca, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
James Brice House – A handsome brick house completed just prior the Revolutionary War. Brice became Maryland’s acting governor in 1792.
Bordley-Randall House – A Georgian residence constructed in the early 18th Century. Maryland politicians made it home because it is near the State House.
Charles Carroll the Barrister – At St. John’s College, the house was built in the 1720s for Dr. Charles Carroll, whose son Charles wrote Maryland’s Declaration of Rights.
Ogle Hall – Built in 1739, it is the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni House. Samuel Ogle was the house’s most well-known resident, a colonial Maryland governor.
Annapolis by Candlelight is a self-guided tour, and $35 general admission tickets can be reserved online at http://www.annapolis.org or purchased in person at the Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main St. Tickets and programs can be for bought or picked up at the will-call desk of the William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., on the event dates.
A B&B Near the William Paca House
The William Paca House is less than a quarter of a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your bed & breakfast room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.