Historic District 101 - An Annapolis Walking Tour
- Activity Description ...
Come join our colonial-clad host on a stroll around town and awaken 18th-century Annapolis. Did you know that for nine months in 1783-84, Annapolis served as the capital of the United States? There is much to see and learn in Annapolis so come explore the city with us. On your tour you will see:
Main Street near the water in Historic District (Annapolis, MD)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
- Hammond-Harwood House - National Historic Landmark said to have the most beautiful doorway in America
- Chase-Lloyd House - begun by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Paca House - a five-part mansion built by William Paca, Maryland Governor & Declaration of Independence signer
- Brice House - impressive Georgian mansion
- Ogle House - home to two governors and where General Washington dined
- Government House - home to Maryland’s current Governor
We’ll also take you inside some historic landmarks, including:
- Saint Anne’s Church - Romanesque Revival style, burial grounds date from 1695 to 1790, window by Tiffany Studios
- Waterfront Warehouse - where tobacco was once packed
- Colonial Kitchen - in the Hammond-Harwood House. Additionally, experience a bonus hands-on session highlighting the colonial fur trading industry.
- Maryland’s State House - our nation’s oldest state capitol building in continuous legislative use. George Washington came here to resign his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Due to renovations during 2008, only an exterior tour of this treasure is possible.
- The Paca Garden - A formal 2 acre pleasure garden