Historic Annapolis

Historic Annapolis Historic Annapolis works to protect and promote Annapolis as a viable, living city that celebrates its heritage. Since 1952, Historic Annapolis has preserved the distinctive character of Maryland's capital city through public advocacy for historic preservation, purchase and renovation of historic sites, original research, and educational programs.
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HA manages historic Annapolis properties including the HA Museum & Store at 99 Main Street, the William Paca House and Garden, the James Brice House, Shiplap House, Waterfront Warehouse, and Hogshead at 43 Pinkney Street.

HA manages historic Annapolis properties including the HA Museum & Store at 99 Main Street, the William Paca House and Garden, the James Brice House, Shiplap House, Waterfront Warehouse, and Hogshead at 43 Pinkney Street.

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We are open until 5 pm today at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! It's the last day of our tent sale - stop in and ...
07/05/2021

We are open until 5 pm today at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! It's the last day of our tent sale - stop in and #shopwithpurpose!

We are open until 5 pm today at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! It's the last day of our tent sale - stop in and #shopwithpurpose!

Five years before July 4, 1776, the bubbles of the start of the American Revolution were just coming to the surface. So ...
07/04/2021

Five years before July 4, 1776, the bubbles of the start of the American Revolution were just coming to the surface. So what was posted in the July 4, 1771 issue of the Maryland Gazette? Senior Historian Glenn Campbell explores just that on today's special July 4th blog.

Read it now: https://historicannapolis.wixsite.com/hablog/post/five-years-before-independence

Five years before July 4, 1776, the bubbles of the start of the American Revolution were just coming to the surface. So what was posted in the July 4, 1771 issue of the Maryland Gazette? Senior Historian Glenn Campbell explores just that on today's special July 4th blog.

Read it now: https://historicannapolis.wixsite.com/hablog/post/five-years-before-independence

Happy 4th of July, Annapolis!Celebrate with living history at the William Paca House and Garden and Hogshead - we're ope...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July, Annapolis!

Celebrate with living history at the William Paca House and Garden and Hogshead - we're open 10 am - 2 pm.

At the Paca House, Nathan Richardson offers a special first-person portrayal of Frederick Douglass, presenting excerpts from his speech, "What, To The Slave, Is The Fourth of July?" and sharing more about his life at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm (10:30 presentation offered free of charge).

Inside the Paca House, it's July 4, 1776 and you'll encounter Mr. Paca himself, discussing that new document, the Declaration of Independence, with his friends and household. Then, stroll down to Hogshead and visit with tradespeople who are just learning of the signing of the Declaration and are wondering just what it might mean for them!

Admission starts at $4, register at 186 Prince George Street.

Happy 4th of July, Annapolis!

Celebrate with living history at the William Paca House and Garden and Hogshead - we're open 10 am - 2 pm.

At the Paca House, Nathan Richardson offers a special first-person portrayal of Frederick Douglass, presenting excerpts from his speech, "What, To The Slave, Is The Fourth of July?" and sharing more about his life at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm (10:30 presentation offered free of charge).

Inside the Paca House, it's July 4, 1776 and you'll encounter Mr. Paca himself, discussing that new document, the Declaration of Independence, with his friends and household. Then, stroll down to Hogshead and visit with tradespeople who are just learning of the signing of the Declaration and are wondering just what it might mean for them!

Admission starts at $4, register at 186 Prince George Street.

Hogshead will be alive with history on July 4! The tradespeople of Annapolis can't wait to meet you. You can visit with ...
07/03/2021

Hogshead will be alive with history on July 4! The tradespeople of Annapolis can't wait to meet you. You can visit with a carpenter and sew stitch in the John Shaw Flag!

Hogshead will be open from 10 am - 2 pm on July 4. Register at at annapolis.org/media-content/fourth-of-july-celebration-july-4-2021 or begin your visit at the Paca House and Garden at 186 Prince George Street.

Hogshead will be alive with history on July 4! The tradespeople of Annapolis can't wait to meet you. You can visit with a carpenter and sew stitch in the John Shaw Flag!

Hogshead will be open from 10 am - 2 pm on July 4. Register at at annapolis.org/media-content/fourth-of-july-celebration-july-4-2021 or begin your visit at the Paca House and Garden at 186 Prince George Street.

The William Paca House and Garden will be alive with history tomorrow! It's July 4, 1776, and you'll find Mr. William Pa...
07/03/2021

The William Paca House and Garden will be alive with history tomorrow! It's July 4, 1776, and you'll find Mr. William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence, his guests, and his servants discussing what that particular document might mean to the Colony of Maryland and their future.

The Paca House and Garden will be open from 10 am - 2 pm on July 4. Admission starts at $4 - register at at annapolis.org/media-content/fourth-of-july-celebration-july-4-2021

Stop in at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street today and shop our tent sale! We're open till 8 pm. See you in downtown...
07/03/2021

Stop in at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street today and shop our tent sale! We're open till 8 pm. See you in downtown Annapolis!

Stop in at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street today and shop our tent sale! We're open till 8 pm. See you in downtown Annapolis!

The British aren't just coming - they're HERE! Visit with His Majesty's Marines TODAY from 12:30 - 5 pm at 43 Pinkney St...
07/03/2021

The British aren't just coming - they're HERE! Visit with His Majesty's Marines TODAY from 12:30 - 5 pm at 43 Pinkney Street- the soldiers have set up a recruiting station at Hogshead and will be sharing stories of the Revolution, providing demonstrations, and conducting drills. This program is offered free of charge, but donations are welcome!

The British aren't just coming - they're HERE! Visit with His Majesty's Marines TODAY from 12:30 - 5 pm at 43 Pinkney Street- the soldiers have set up a recruiting station at Hogshead and will be sharing stories of the Revolution, providing demonstrations, and conducting drills. This program is offered free of charge, but donations are welcome!

Join HA today for more 4th of July celebrations! Visit the Paca House and Garden , the home of William Paca, a signer of...
07/03/2021

Join HA today for more 4th of July celebrations! Visit the Paca House and Garden , the home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Take a guided tour with one of our wonderful docents, who will share the stories of all the people who lived and labored in the home and garden. Explore the English garden, secreted away behind the house, and we have fun family activities to get ready for the 4th.

We'll see you at 186 Prince George Street! Open 10 am - 5 pm.

Join HA today for more 4th of July celebrations! Visit the Paca House and Garden , the home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Take a guided tour with one of our wonderful docents, who will share the stories of all the people who lived and labored in the home and garden. Explore the English garden, secreted away behind the house, and we have fun family activities to get ready for the 4th.

We'll see you at 186 Prince George Street! Open 10 am - 5 pm.

On Sunday, July 4, HA is pleased to welcome poet, author, and spoken word performer, Nathan M. Richardson as he captures...
07/02/2021

On Sunday, July 4, HA is pleased to welcome poet, author, and spoken word performer, Nathan M. Richardson as he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator, former slave and leading abolistionist Frederick Douglass. During this first-person portrayal, Mr. Douglass will present excerpts from his famous speech, “What, To The Slave, is the Fourth of July" and share more about his life, beliefs, travels and writings.

A special presentation will occur on July 4 at 10:30 am on the front terrace of the Paca House and Garden and will be presented free of charge. Additional presentations will occur at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on the back terrace of the Paca House; admission fee is required.

On Sunday, July 4, HA is pleased to welcome poet, author, and spoken word performer, Nathan M. Richardson as he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator, former slave and leading abolistionist Frederick Douglass. During this first-person portrayal, Mr. Douglass will present excerpts from his famous speech, “What, To The Slave, is the Fourth of July" and share more about his life, beliefs, travels and writings.

A special presentation will occur on July 4 at 10:30 am on the front terrace of the Paca House and Garden and will be presented free of charge. Additional presentations will occur at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on the back terrace of the Paca House; admission fee is required.

We're not letting the dreary day get us down at the Paca House and Garden! We're having a great time kicking off our Fou...
07/02/2021

We're not letting the dreary day get us down at the Paca House and Garden! We're having a great time kicking off our Fourth of July weekend celebration. The Paca House and Garden is open until 5 today - come see us and make your parade wand to wave at tomorrow's Fourth of July Parade in downtown Annapolis!

Can't make it today? Fourth of July activities will continue tomorrow at the Paca House from 10 am - 5 pm.

Sharing! Our friends at the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, along with Blacks of the Chesapeake and Seafarers Yach...
07/01/2021

Sharing! Our friends at the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, along with Blacks of the Chesapeake and Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis, present Black History in the Chesapeake Bay this Friday, July 2, 11 AM EST at the Seafarers Yacht Club. The keynote will be addressed by Vince Leggett.

To join virtually or in person, please visit https://www.nps.gov/chba/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

Sharing! Our friends at the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, along with Blacks of the Chesapeake and Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis, present Black History in the Chesapeake Bay this Friday, July 2, 11 AM EST at the Seafarers Yacht Club. The keynote will be addressed by Vince Leggett.

To join virtually or in person, please visit https://www.nps.gov/chba/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

HA's Fourth of July weekend celebration kicks off tomorrow!Visit the William Paca House and Garden on Friday, July 2 - w...
07/01/2021

HA's Fourth of July weekend celebration kicks off tomorrow!

Visit the William Paca House and Garden on Friday, July 2 - we're open from 10 am to 5 pm. As you walk through this home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, your guide will share the stories of all the people who lived and labored in the home and garden. Plus, celebrate the red, white and blue and make your parade wand to wave at The City Of Annapolis 4th of July Parade on Saturday! We'll also have special face painting and games, and you can even write a letter of thanks to our active-duty military and veterans!

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also learn more and register in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/fourth-of-july-celebration.

HA's Fourth of July weekend celebration kicks off tomorrow!

Visit the William Paca House and Garden on Friday, July 2 - we're open from 10 am to 5 pm. As you walk through this home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, your guide will share the stories of all the people who lived and labored in the home and garden. Plus, celebrate the red, white and blue and make your parade wand to wave at The City Of Annapolis 4th of July Parade on Saturday! We'll also have special face painting and games, and you can even write a letter of thanks to our active-duty military and veterans!

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also learn more and register in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/fourth-of-july-celebration.

Join HA for a Fourth of July Celebration all weekend!On July 2nd and 3rd, enjoy special family activities when you visit...
06/29/2021

Join HA for a Fourth of July Celebration all weekend!

On July 2nd and 3rd, enjoy special family activities when you visit the William Paca House and Garden for a guided or self-guided tour.

July 3rd also brings His Majesty's Marines to Hogshead, where the British soldiers are setting up a recruiting station and practicing their drills!

On July 4th, at the William Paca House, meet Mr. Paca and his friends discussing what the Declaration of Independence might mean for the Colony of Maryland. There, you can also meet Frederick Douglass (portrayed by Nathan Richardson), who will present excerpts from his famous speech, “What, To The Slave, Is the Fourth of July?” and share more about the man's life and beliefs. Then, head down the street to visit Hogshead and engage with tradespeople who are wondering just what the Declaration will mean for them.

Visit annapolis.org/historic/events for more info and to register for any day!

Join HA for a Fourth of July Celebration all weekend!

On July 2nd and 3rd, enjoy special family activities when you visit the William Paca House and Garden for a guided or self-guided tour.

July 3rd also brings His Majesty's Marines to Hogshead, where the British soldiers are setting up a recruiting station and practicing their drills!

On July 4th, at the William Paca House, meet Mr. Paca and his friends discussing what the Declaration of Independence might mean for the Colony of Maryland. There, you can also meet Frederick Douglass (portrayed by Nathan Richardson), who will present excerpts from his famous speech, “What, To The Slave, Is the Fourth of July?” and share more about the man's life and beliefs. Then, head down the street to visit Hogshead and engage with tradespeople who are wondering just what the Declaration will mean for them.

Visit annapolis.org/historic/events for more info and to register for any day!

This Tuesday, June 29! Bring your little one to the Paca Garden for Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime . We'll read "Cl...
06/26/2021

This Tuesday, June 29! Bring your little one to the Paca Garden for Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime . We'll read "Cloudette" and learn what nature needs to make our gardens grow and plant seeds with Farmer Ben!

Learn more and register now at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/summer-storytime-cloudette-2021 - space is limited!

This Tuesday, June 29! Bring your little one to the Paca Garden for Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime . We'll read "Cloudette" and learn what nature needs to make our gardens grow and plant seeds with Farmer Ben!

Learn more and register now at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/summer-storytime-cloudette-2021 - space is limited!

There's still time! Father's Day is coming up on Sunday and you can find the perfect gift for every father figure in you...
06/18/2021

There's still time! Father's Day is coming up on Sunday and you can find the perfect gift for every father figure in your life at the HA Museum Store. Plus, every purchase supports the education and preservation mission of HA.

HA Museum Store
77 Main Street, Annapolis
410.267.6656 | [email protected]

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

Don't forget - you can shop a curated selection of our great gift items at the HA Museum Store Online 24/7! Free curbside pickup available! historic-annapolis.myshopify.com

There's still time! Father's Day is coming up on Sunday and you can find the perfect gift for every father figure in your life at the HA Museum Store. Plus, every purchase supports the education and preservation mission of HA.

HA Museum Store
77 Main Street, Annapolis
410.267.6656 | [email protected]

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

Don't forget - you can shop a curated selection of our great gift items at the HA Museum Store Online 24/7! Free curbside pickup available! historic-annapolis.myshopify.com

Today on #AnnapolisHistory, Glenn updates us on a West Street construction project of 250 years ago:"Several months ago,...
06/18/2021
Coming Soon: A Theater Near You

Today on #AnnapolisHistory, Glenn updates us on a West Street construction project of 250 years ago:

"Several months ago, I wrote about actress Nancy Hallam and the rundown playhouse in which she wowed Annapolis audiences in 1770. David Douglass, manager of the traveling troupe in which Miss Hallam was a featured performer, proposed a subscription plan to raise £600 for construction of a new, more respectable theater on West Street...Mrs. Green’s newspaper issue of June 13, 1771 included an update on the NEW THEATRE..."

Read the rest on Glenn''s blog!

Several months ago, I wrote about actress Nancy Hallam (“In Praise of Artistic Genius,” September 10, 2020) and the rundown playhouse (“A Dramatic Scheme,” October 8, 2020) in which she wowed Annapolis audiences in 1770. David Douglass, manager of the traveling troupe in which Miss Hallam wa...

06/15/2021

We're hiring at the William Paca House and Garden! Join our team of Visitor Service Associates and provide exemplary customer service to visitors at the beautiful William Paca Garden. If you love working with people in a fast-paced environment, we're looking for you!

Visit http://www.annapolis.org/support/employment-internships to read the full job description. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] annapolis.org (remove the space).

Please note that this job does involve interaction with the public; HA maintains strict COVID-19 safety policies and procedures to keep our employees safe.

Special tour offer! Join your guide, Pat, in the William Paca Garden for a tour of our two-acre 18th English garden nest...
06/14/2021

Special tour offer! Join your guide, Pat, in the William Paca Garden for a tour of our two-acre 18th English garden nestled in the heart of our bustling city. Learn the the stories of the people who lived and labored in the William Paca House and Garden while exploring the idyllic parterres, physic and kitchen gardens, and wilderness garden.

Tours offered at 10:30 am and 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 15. Tickets available at the door or register in advance here: www.annapolis.org/media-content/guided-garden-tour

Special tour offer! Join your guide, Pat, in the William Paca Garden for a tour of our two-acre 18th English garden nestled in the heart of our bustling city. Learn the the stories of the people who lived and labored in the William Paca House and Garden while exploring the idyllic parterres, physic and kitchen gardens, and wilderness garden.

Tours offered at 10:30 am and 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 15. Tickets available at the door or register in advance here: www.annapolis.org/media-content/guided-garden-tour

When you are looking for a nice place to eat or taking a walk downtown, art is all around you. From the different shades...
06/12/2021

When you are looking for a nice place to eat or taking a walk downtown, art is all around you. From the different shades of gold and red on old bricks to the shimmering water glistening from the sun, art is everywhere, it just depends on how you look at it. Whether you see the art or not is up to you! #ArtIsEverywhereMW #historicannapolis #pacahouseandgarden #brick #historicbrick #architecture #art #thisplacematters

When you are looking for a nice place to eat or taking a walk downtown, art is all around you. From the different shades of gold and red on old bricks to the shimmering water glistening from the sun, art is everywhere, it just depends on how you look at it. Whether you see the art or not is up to you! #ArtIsEverywhereMW #historicannapolis #pacahouseandgarden #brick #historicbrick #architecture #art #thisplacematters

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186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD
21401

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 14:30
Friday 10:00 - 14:30
Saturday 10:00 - 14:30
Sunday 10:00 - 14:30

Telephone

(410) 267-7619

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William Paca House & Garden
186 Prince George Street, 410.990.4543

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77 Main Street, 410.267.6656

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Established in 1952, Historic Annapolis is the leading nonprofit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. Our mission is to Preserve and Protect the historic places, objects, and stories of Maryland’s capital city, and provide engaging experiences that Connect people to the area’s diverse heritage.

We invite you to visit us at the William Paca House and Garden in the heart of Downtown Annapolis. Carefully restored by HA beginning in 1965, today it is recognized as one of the finest 18th-century homes in the country and a National Historic Landmark. Guided tours of the house, which features period furnishings and paintings, reveal the inner workings of an upper-class household in colonial and revolutionary Annapolis. Visit www.annapolis.org for information about our properties and hours, the calendar of events, and more.

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