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gibsons-lodgings-blogThe Treaty of Paris Trail is an intriguing 2-hour self-guided tour of historic Annapolis, where you will discover the city’s important role in American history from 1783 to 1787. This was after the peace pact with the UK was signed ending the Revolutionary War. In Part 1, we covered the first 6 stops: The Secret Tunnel, The 14 Forgotten Presidents, The Jefferson House, The Jefferson & Monroe House, The Maryland State House, and The Maryland State House’s Old Senate Chamber. Part 2 will cover the last 7 of 13 stops.

7 – The Chase-Lloyd House

This was the residence of Samuel Chase. He signed the Mount Vernon Compact in 1785, as member of the Maryland delegation that negotiated Potomac River usage with delegates from Virginia. (Address: 22 Maryland Avenue)

8 – The Hammond-Harwood House

Considered the “Jewel of Annapolis, it was the home of Matthias Hammond from 1774 to 1786. Construction began 1774, the year of the first Continental Congress. Hammond died in 1786 as the Treaty of Paris Period was ending (Address: 19 Maryland Avenue)

9 – The “Annapolis White House”

One of the 14 forgotten, President Thomas Mifflin stayed here in 1784, when he was presiding over Congress. This is now the U.S. Naval Academy’s Superintendent’s residence.

10 – General George Washington’s Resignation Dinner

Enter the site of the dinner commemorating Washington’s resignation as commander of the Continental Army. Discover how the wine was chosen by Thomas Jefferson from landowner George Mann’s private collection. It is now the Annapolis City Hall. (Address: 160 Duke of Gloucester Street)

11 – Mann’s Tavern

No longer in existence, George Washington stayed here in 1783, preparing to resign from the Army by writing his resignation speech. It was also the site of the 1786 Annapolis Convention, when James Madison and Alexander Hamilton called for a new Constitution. (Address: 164 Conduit Street)

12 – The City Hotel

In 1791, George Washington stayed here during a visit to Annapolis after becoming president. (Address: 162 Conduit Street)

13 – Callahan House

The Treaty of Paris Trail’s final stop is a building now standing on the site of George Mann’s boarding houses, including the lot where Mann’s Tavern once stood. (Address: 164 Conduit Street)

A B&B Near the Secret Tunnel

The Secret Tunnel, Stop 1 of the Treaty of Paris Trail, is less than half 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.

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