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.

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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Welcome to Annapolis, Plebe Parents! Stop by the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street and pick up a memento of your visit!H...
08/14/2021

Welcome to Annapolis, Plebe Parents! Stop by the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street and pick up a memento of your visit!

HA Museum Store | 77 Main Street | 410-267-6656

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

Shop online anytime if you don't want to go out in the rain at historic-annapolis.myshopify.com.

Welcome to Annapolis, Plebe Parents! Stop by the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street and pick up a memento of your visit!

HA Museum Store | 77 Main Street | 410-267-6656

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

Shop online anytime if you don't want to go out in the rain at historic-annapolis.myshopify.com.

Pleased to share this Hogshead news! Visit 43 Pinkney Street this weekend, and select weekend dates through the fall!
08/12/2021

Pleased to share this Hogshead news! Visit 43 Pinkney Street this weekend, and select weekend dates through the fall!

**BREAKING NEWS**

Hogshead is reopening! Starting this weekend, your favorite Annapolis living history museum will be open on select weekend days through the fall. Hogshead will be open 12 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15!

Pleaste Note: Face masks are required indoors when you are visiting Hogshead.

Happy 100th birthday, Alex Haley! Join the celebrated author's nephew, Chris Haley, tonight on our Virtual Lecture - Cel...
08/11/2021

Happy 100th birthday, Alex Haley! Join the celebrated author's nephew, Chris Haley, tonight on our Virtual Lecture - Celebration of Alex Haley, His Legacy, and Roots, where he'll talk about his uncle's incredible life and legact.

This lecture is free, but registration required by 7 pm at https://bit.ly/2TAyKOn!

Happy 100th birthday, Alex Haley! Join the celebrated author's nephew, Chris Haley, tonight on our Virtual Lecture - Celebration of Alex Haley, His Legacy, and Roots, where he'll talk about his uncle's incredible life and legact.

This lecture is free, but registration required by 7 pm at https://bit.ly/2TAyKOn!

Stop by and see what's new at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! This darling Chesapeake Bay wine serving tray and w...
08/08/2021

Stop by and see what's new at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! This darling Chesapeake Bay wine serving tray and wine charms would make the sweetest hostess gift.

Open daily (11 am - 6 pm on Sunday), or shop a curated selection of our gifts online 24/7 at historic-annapolis.myshopify.com. Curbside pickup is available!

Stop by and see what's new at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! This darling Chesapeake Bay wine serving tray and wine charms would make the sweetest hostess gift.

Open daily (11 am - 6 pm on Sunday), or shop a curated selection of our gifts online 24/7 at historic-annapolis.myshopify.com. Curbside pickup is available!

Today's installment of #AnnapolisHistory is a missing-persons story from the August 1, 1771 issue of the Maryland Gazett...
08/06/2021
Five Pounds Reward

Today's installment of #AnnapolisHistory is a missing-persons story from the August 1, 1771 issue of the Maryland Gazette:

"A little more than a year ago, I mentioned two projects that told the stories of nine freedom seekers who tried to escape from bound servitude between 1728 and 1864...One of those runaways whose story we first related a decade ago was a young Irishman who made his bid for freedom in 1771. His name was Oliver Stephens..."

Read the story on Senior Historian Glenn Campbell's blog today: https://historicannapolis.wixsite.com/hablog/post/five-pounds-reward

A little more than a year ago, I mentioned two projects that told the stories of nine freedom seekers who tried to escape from bound servitude between 1728 and 1864. Historic Annapolis developed the 2011 “Project Run-A-Way” stage production and 2013 “Freedom Bound” museum exhibition to repre...

We had a great time with the Bristol County Fifes & Drums last night at Annapolis City Dock. Join us in the William Paca...
08/05/2021

We had a great time with the Bristol County Fifes & Drums last night at Annapolis City Dock. Join us in the William Paca Garden on Thursday, August 5 for another great performance: Bristol County Fifes & Drums: Hear the Call!

Doors open at 5:30 pm at 186 Prince George Street. There is a general admission fee - but it's free for HA Members, kids 17 and under, and Blue Star military families! Learn more and register in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/bristol-county-fifes-and-drums-hear-the-call.

08/03/2021

Bristol County Fifes and Drums in Annapolis

Tonight! It's the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: March to City Dock - enjoy a free half-hour performance from this world-...
08/03/2021

Tonight! It's the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: March to City Dock - enjoy a free half-hour performance from this world-renowned Revolutionary War-period fife and drum corps at Susan Campbell Park in downtown Annapolis around 8 pm. Join us!

Tonight! It's the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: March to City Dock - enjoy a free half-hour performance from this world-renowned Revolutionary War-period fife and drum corps at Susan Campbell Park in downtown Annapolis around 8 pm. Join us!

We think ☁️ days might be the best days for shopping in downtown Annapolis. Stop in and see what's new at the HA Museum ...
08/01/2021

We think ☁️ days might be the best days for shopping in downtown Annapolis. Stop in and see what's new at the HA Museum Store! Your purchase helps support our mission to Preserve, Protect, and Connect.

HA Museum Store | 77 Main Street | 410-267-6656

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

Shop online anytime if you don't want to go out in the rain at historic-annapolis.myshopify.com.

We think ☁️ days might be the best days for shopping in downtown Annapolis. Stop in and see what's new at the HA Museum Store! Your purchase helps support our mission to Preserve, Protect, and Connect.

HA Museum Store | 77 Main Street | 410-267-6656

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

Shop online anytime if you don't want to go out in the rain at historic-annapolis.myshopify.com.

The Bristol County Fifes & Drums from Bristol, RI are coming to Annapolis! This Revolutionary War-period fife and drum c...
07/31/2021
Bristol County Fifes and Drums: Hear the Call! - Historic Annapolis

The Bristol County Fifes & Drums from Bristol, RI are coming to Annapolis! This Revolutionary War-period fife and drum corps will present a stirring program of music, marches, and drills in the William Paca Garden. Bring your family and a blanket and join us!

Bristol County Fifes & Drums: Hear the Call!
Thursday, August 5 | 5:30 pm - 7 pm
This program has an admission fee - but is FREE for HA Members, children 17 and under, and Blue Star Military families.
Learn more and register at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/bristol-county-fifes-and-drums-hear-the-call!

Home > Calendar of Events > Bristol County Fifes and Drums: Hear the Call! Bristol County Fifes and Drums: Hear the Call! Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Time: 5:30 pm - 7 pm Historic Annapolis invites you to an evening of celebration....

NEXT WEEK! Historic Annapolis will welcome the Bristol County Fifes & Drums from Bristol, RI!Join us on Tuesday, August ...
07/27/2021

NEXT WEEK! Historic Annapolis will welcome the Bristol County Fifes & Drums from Bristol, RI!

Join us on Tuesday, August 3 for the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: March to City Dock - this world-renowned Revolutionary War-period fife and drum corps will march down Pinkney Street to Susan Campbell Park to offer a FREE 30 minute performance at 8 pm.

On Thursday, August 5, join us in the William Paca Garden for the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: Hear the Call! - the corps will offer a full program of colonial music, drills and marches. Bring a blanket and your family and join us! This event has an admission charge, but is free for HA Members, children 17 and under, and Blue Star military families.

Visit annapolis.org/historic/events for more info and to register for August 5.

NEXT WEEK! Historic Annapolis will welcome the Bristol County Fifes & Drums from Bristol, RI!

Join us on Tuesday, August 3 for the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: March to City Dock - this world-renowned Revolutionary War-period fife and drum corps will march down Pinkney Street to Susan Campbell Park to offer a FREE 30 minute performance at 8 pm.

On Thursday, August 5, join us in the William Paca Garden for the Bristol County Fifes & Drums: Hear the Call! - the corps will offer a full program of colonial music, drills and marches. Bring a blanket and your family and join us! This event has an admission charge, but is free for HA Members, children 17 and under, and Blue Star military families.

Visit annapolis.org/historic/events for more info and to register for August 5.

Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime is coming up tomorrow! Let's read "The Rainbow Fish" and learn how sharing with frie...
07/26/2021

Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime is coming up tomorrow! Let's read "The Rainbow Fish" and learn how sharing with friends can make us happy! Come sing a friendship song and make a friendship bracelet with us.

Registration is recommended in advance at https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/Mr-Pacas-Garden-Preschool-Program-27Jul2021. Appropriate for ages 4-7.

Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime is coming up tomorrow! Let's read "The Rainbow Fish" and learn how sharing with friends can make us happy! Come sing a friendship song and make a friendship bracelet with us.

Registration is recommended in advance at https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/Mr-Pacas-Garden-Preschool-Program-27Jul2021. Appropriate for ages 4-7.

Take a special Architrex walking tour with Watermark Tours Charters Cruises this Sunday, July 25! https://watermarkjourn...
07/24/2021

Take a special Architrex walking tour with Watermark Tours Charters Cruises this Sunday, July 25!

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Discover Annapolis' incredible architecture on our ArchiTrex walking tour this Sunday 🏛️👣⁠

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On today's #AnnapolisHistory blog, Glenn is back with a missing package story from 1771. Can we even imagine life withou...
07/23/2021
Where's My Package?

On today's #AnnapolisHistory blog, Glenn is back with a missing package story from 1771. Can we even imagine life without minute-by-minute shipment tracking any more?

"Online shipment tracking has really spoiled us. Through the magic of the interwebs, we can order just about anything from just about anywhere and virtually follow its step-by-step journey from warehouse to our house...a huge improvement over how international shipping worked 250 years ago..."

Check it out!

"I will leave no stone unturn’d to find out who keeps them from me..." Online shipment tracking has really spoiled us. Through the magic of the interwebs, we can order just about anything from just about anywhere and virtually follow its step-by-step journey from warehouse to our house. We get fru...

Calling all little yogis! We're reading Good Morning Yoga this Tuesday, July 20 at Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime! ...
07/18/2021

Calling all little yogis! We're reading Good Morning Yoga this Tuesday, July 20 at Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime! Come and learn some child-friendly yoga poses that will help us relax and settle our busy minds in a busy world!

Space is limited - register your 4-7 year old in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/summer-storytime-good-morning-yoga-2021.

Calling all little yogis! We're reading Good Morning Yoga this Tuesday, July 20 at Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime! Come and learn some child-friendly yoga poses that will help us relax and settle our busy minds in a busy world!

Space is limited - register your 4-7 year old in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/summer-storytime-good-morning-yoga-2021.

TODAY! Discover Annapolis's secret garden on a special guided Paca Garden tour with Pat! Tours offered today, Saturday, ...
07/17/2021

TODAY! Discover Annapolis's secret garden on a special guided Paca Garden tour with Pat! Tours offered today, Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 and 11:30 am only at 186 Prince George Street. Register at annapolis.org/historic/events or walk-ins welcome as space permits!

TODAY! Discover Annapolis's secret garden on a special guided Paca Garden tour with Pat! Tours offered today, Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 and 11:30 am only at 186 Prince George Street. Register at annapolis.org/historic/events or walk-ins welcome as space permits!

The William Paca House and Garden will be closed for a private event on Sunday, July 18. Thank you for your understandin...
07/16/2021

The William Paca House and Garden will be closed for a private event on Sunday, July 18. Thank you for your understanding.

The HA Museum Store will be open on Sunday at 77 Main Street from 11 am - 6 pm!

The William Paca House and Garden will be closed for a private event on Sunday, July 18. Thank you for your understanding.

The HA Museum Store will be open on Sunday at 77 Main Street from 11 am - 6 pm!

Stop in and find something special at the HA Museum Store! We've got the perfect gift for any occasion, or find a specia...
07/16/2021

Stop in and find something special at the HA Museum Store! We've got the perfect gift for any occasion, or find a special piece by a local artist to remember your time here in Annapolis.

Historic Annapolis Museum Store
77 Main Street | 410.267.6656

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

Stop in and find something special at the HA Museum Store! We've got the perfect gift for any occasion, or find a special piece by a local artist to remember your time here in Annapolis.

Historic Annapolis Museum Store
77 Main Street | 410.267.6656

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

Joining us for tonight's Virtual Lecture - Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay? Perhaps pour yourself a glass of grog or make ...
07/13/2021

Joining us for tonight's Virtual Lecture - Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay? Perhaps pour yourself a glass of grog or make a nice cuppa, or partake in one of the Chesapeake Bay's signature cocktails - a Dark n' Stormy!

There's still time to register for this lecture at https://bit.ly/3xalcaS.

Joining us for tonight's Virtual Lecture - Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay? Perhaps pour yourself a glass of grog or make a nice cuppa, or partake in one of the Chesapeake Bay's signature cocktails - a Dark n' Stormy!

There's still time to register for this lecture at https://bit.ly/3xalcaS.

Arrr, matey! Join us tonight at 7:30 pm for a swashbuckling Virtual Lecture with Dr. Jamie Goodall. She'll share the sto...
07/13/2021

Arrr, matey! Join us tonight at 7:30 pm for a swashbuckling Virtual Lecture with Dr. Jamie Goodall. She'll share the stories of pirates and privateers in the American Revolution - on both sides - what role did these two groups play in the Chesapeake Bay and how did it impact the outcome of the war?

Advance registration is required by 6:30 pm tonight (Tuesday, July 13) at https://bit.ly/3xalcaS.

Arrr, matey! Join us tonight at 7:30 pm for a swashbuckling Virtual Lecture with Dr. Jamie Goodall. She'll share the stories of pirates and privateers in the American Revolution - on both sides - what role did these two groups play in the Chesapeake Bay and how did it impact the outcome of the war?

Advance registration is required by 6:30 pm tonight (Tuesday, July 13) at https://bit.ly/3xalcaS.

Calling all little yogis! We're reading Good Morning Yoga next Tuesday, July 20 at Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime! ...
07/12/2021

Calling all little yogis! We're reading Good Morning Yoga next Tuesday, July 20 at Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime! Come and learn some child-friendly yoga poses that will help us relax and settle our busy minds in a busy world!

Space is limited - register your 4-7 year old in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/summer-storytime-good-morning-yoga-2021.

Calling all little yogis! We're reading Good Morning Yoga next Tuesday, July 20 at Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime! Come and learn some child-friendly yoga poses that will help us relax and settle our busy minds in a busy world!

Space is limited - register your 4-7 year old in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/summer-storytime-good-morning-yoga-2021.

What's blooming in the Paca Garden? Check out our latest blog post!The William Paca Garden is open daily! Visit us at 18...
07/08/2021
Summer Bloomin'

What's blooming in the Paca Garden? Check out our latest blog post!

The William Paca Garden is open daily! Visit us at 186 Prince George Street.

The William Paca Garden is a two acre oasis of natural beauty in the bustling center of Annapolis’ Historic District. You can visit this reconstructed English Garden and explore the unique parterres, the fascinating physic garden, and be charmed by the Chippendale-style bridge over the fish-shaped...

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.

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186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD
21401

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5am
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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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