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On May 18, 2017, Historic Annapolis will host the William Paca House: Nooks and Crannies Tour. Visitors will be able to peek into normally closed rooms, discover unique elements of the lovely grounds, and listen to once-concealed tales. The event will surpass the typical tours of historic mansions. The William Paca House and Garden was… read more

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Maryland will host the Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival. It is a fun event near historic Annapolis that welcomes thousands from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond and entertains them with tasty food, enjoyable music, and a competition sanctioned by the Kansas City… read more

Hosted by Historic Annapolis, Alexandra Deutsch, Maryland Historical Society’s Director of Collections and Interpretation and writer of A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, will discuss the remarkable story of Napoleon’s American sister-in-law. Deutsch is the former curator of Historic Annapolis, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of historic sites in Maryland’s capital. In… read more

Flowering on May 1, the 62nd Annual May Basket Competition returns to Annapolis’ Historic District with spring’s splendor. This celebration of May Day peaks at 10 in the morning when Annapolitans display their most beautiful floral basket arrangements. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne, this Annapolis tradition celebrates spring with colorful flowers… read more

Designed by architect Secundino Fernandez, the Maryland World War II Memorial honors the state’s heroes who died in the greatest military conflict mankind ever suffered. Dedicated on July 23, 1998, its site overlooks the Severn River near the U.S. Naval Academy. If you are in Annapolis over the Memorial Day Weekend, a visit to this… read more

Many consider Annapolis’ historic district a museum without walls. Maryland’s capital is filled with Colonial Era architecture, making it a wonderful place to visit for lovers of design and American history. Tourists have the unique opportunity to discover the city’s most noteworthy examples of 17th and 18th Century architecture on the ArchiTrex tour. Presented in… read more

Spring is back, and so is the Historic Annapolis Trolley Tour . Provided by Towne Transport, this trolley tour is a fascinating exploration of many points of interest in Annapolis, which has been Maryland’s capital since colonial times. Riding the Towne Transport’s red trolley will give riders a great view of Annapolis’ most notable spots.… read more

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival returns to Annapolis’ Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017. According to promoter Don Hooker, the headlining band will be The Mavericks, who will close the entertainment on Saturday. Guitarist Jonny Lang will cap the blues festival Sunday night. Raising more than $1 million… read more

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) sets aside one week for a celebration of its latest graduating class. It is a week filled with pride, tradition, and ceremony that cap every midshipman’s career in Annapolis. 2017’s Commissioning Week will begin on Friday, May 19 and finish with the famous graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps… read more

Historic Annapolis’ inspiring Revolutionary Annapolis Walking Tour is returning for one day only on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Attendees will learn all about local citizen William Paca’s compelling life story during the American Revolution. They will discover how a rising youthful lawyer became a rebel, revolutionary, Declaration of Independence signer, and Maryland’s Governor. Beginning at… read more

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