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.
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02/19/2020

We have ONE SEAT left for our Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis! Take the day off work and come with us to the Riviera on Tuesday, March 3! Register now for that last seat: https://bit.ly/37g2YrF

Registration will close TODAY, February 19.

Cost: $85 General Admission; $80 HA Members and Volunteers; $75 Garden Circle Members. Admission includes transportation and admission to flower show.

02/12/2020

Only 4 seats are left for our Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis! Grab a friend, take the day off work, and come with us to the Riviera on Tuesday, March 3! Register now (registration closes Feb 17 or when we sell out, whichever comes first): https://bit.ly/37g2YrF

Cost: $85 General Admission; $80 HA Members and Volunteers; $75 Garden Circle Members. Admission includes transportation and admission to flower show.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! The HA Musuem Store at 77 Main Street has jewelry (select styles on sale!), b...
02/11/2020

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! The HA Musuem Store at 77 Main Street has jewelry (select styles on sale!), body products (men's and women's!), candles, and much more - perfect for that special care your sweetie needs!

Stop by and pick up a gift - we're open 11 am to 4 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Friday. Our store staff will be ready to help you pick out just what you're looking for!

Winter in the Paca GardenPhoto Credit: Jody Dalton
02/06/2020

Winter in the Paca Garden

Photo Credit: Jody Dalton

"In Maryland, there are many cultural landscapes and historic sites that hold and interpret the varied history of Africa...
02/06/2020
Telling the African American Story in Maryland

"In Maryland, there are many cultural landscapes and historic sites that hold and interpret the varied history of African Americans from the ugliness of slavery and war to special social traditions and contributions to science." Our friends at Preservation Maryland have put together a list of local sites that contribute to telling the African American story, including the Banneker-Douglass Museum just down the street from us. We highly recommend a trip to any or all of these great museums.

Some of the very first people to arrive to the land that would be come Maryland in 1634 were of African descent. In Maryland, there are many cultural landscapes and historic sites that hold and interpret the varied history of African Americans from slavery and war to social traditions and science. H...

02/04/2020

***BREAKING NEWS***BREAKING NEWS***
We've extended the registration deadline for the Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis! Join us for a flower-filled day on Tuesday, March 3, and experience the Riviera right here on the East Coast. You'll also have a special bonus experience as we're joined by Smithsonian horticulturist Christine Price-Abelow, who will share a bit about Mediterranean plants on the way to Philadelphia.

Seating is limited, but we do still have some space on the bus - so register now: https://bit.ly/37g2YrF

Cost: $85 General Admission; $80 HA Members and Volunteers; $75 Garden Circle Members. Admission includes transportation and admission to flower show. Registration required by February 17.

01/27/2020

JUST CONFIRMED! Christine Price-Abelow, lead Horticulturist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, will be joining us on the Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis! Ms. Price-Abelow will give a talk about Mediterranean plants and the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian Gardens, "Habitat," on the bus ride up to Philadelphia.

Seating is limited, so register now: https://bit.ly/37g2YrF

Cost: $85 General Admission; $80 HA Members and Volunteers; $75 Garden Circle Members. Admission includes transportation and admission to flower show. Registration required by February 3.

#YesterdayAtHA: President Robert Clark was honored by Maryland Historical Trust with a 2020 Maryland Preservation Award ...
01/24/2020

#YesterdayAtHA: President Robert Clark was honored by Maryland Historical Trust with a 2020 Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership. This honor, bestowed upon one individual across the entire state of Maryland each year, is truly a testament to Robert's hard work for our organization, continuing to uphold HA's reputation as the leading preservation organization in Annapolis. The HA staff had a great time attending the ceremony to cheer on Robert! Thank you, MHT, for your recognition!

Take a trip with us - the Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis - on Tuesday, March 3! Spend the day...
01/21/2020

Take a trip with us - the Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis - on Tuesday, March 3! Spend the day taking in the colors, smells and textures of the "Riviera Holiday" displays and explore the extraordinary plant palette of one of the world’s captivating coastal regions.

Seating is limited, so register now: https://bit.ly/37g2YrF

Cost: $85 General Admission; $80 HA Members and Volunteers; $75 Garden Circle Members. Admission includes transportation and admission to flower show. Registration required by February 3.

01/15/2020

Please note that tonight's Winter Lecture Series: A Brief Outline of Annapolis History is filled to capacity.

Be sure to visit our Calendar of Events at www.annapolis.org/historic/events to register for one of our upcoming lectures before they sell out!

Today in Annapolis History: It's Ratification Day! On this day in 1784, members of the Continental Congress signed the T...
01/15/2020

Today in Annapolis History: It's Ratification Day! On this day in 1784, members of the Continental Congress signed the Treaty of Paris, marking the official end of the Revolutionary War, in the Old Senate Chamber in the Maryland State House.

The City Dock Action Committee will present their recommendations for the future of Annapolis City Dock to the City Coun...
01/11/2020

The City Dock Action Committee will present their recommendations for the future of Annapolis City Dock to the City Council at their work session on Tuesday, January 14 at 3 pm in City Council Chambers.

The public is invited to attend, but if you can't be there in person, you can watch live on Facebook through The City Of Annapolis or on City of Annapolis TV!

City Dock Action Committee will present their Consensus Plan to the Annapolis City Council on Tuesday, Jan 14 at 3 p.m. Tune in Live on Facebook, or YouTube or City of Annapolis TV (or show up in person).

Preservation Maryland recently posted this Six-to-Fix update on the large effort undertaken last year to re-imagine Anna...
01/02/2020
Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland recently posted this Six-to-Fix update on the large effort undertaken last year to re-imagine Annapolis City Dock. Many volunteer hours, community input, and funding partnerships contributed to the work of the 90-member City Dock Action Committee, which spent much of 2019 developing a recommendation for the future redevelopment of City Dock.

To catch up on the City Dock Action Committee's work, visit our website at https://www.annapolis.org/other/next-steps for meeting minutes, videos, and the committee's final presentation. The Action Committee will be presenting their recommendations to the Annapolis City Council at their work session on January 14, 2020. This session will be open to the public.

Historic Annapolis sends a big thank you to our partners in this effort: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Maryland, The City Of Annapolis, and the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay.

With support and advocacy from an array of national, state, and local partners, including Preservation Maryland and National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Annapolis City Dock Advocacy Committee has worked steadily on crafting a sustainable and vibrant reimagining of Annapolis’ historic downtown waterfront. Click below for more architectural renderings and an awesome fly-through video! #preservemd #savecitydock #annapolis #sixtofix #11most

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12/31/2019

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Your support makes a difference! Your tax-deductible gift to Historic Annapolis supports educational programming and an ...
12/27/2019

Your support makes a difference! Your tax-deductible gift to Historic Annapolis supports educational programming and an enriched experience for visitors, school children, and Annapolis residents. Thank you!

Donate now: https://bit.ly/2YaNpxR

It's time to save at the HA Museum Store! Stop by for our Winter Clearance Sale and save on holiday decor and all sorts ...
12/26/2019

It's time to save at the HA Museum Store! Stop by for our Winter Clearance Sale and save on holiday decor and all sorts of goodies. Plus, your purchase supports HA's mission to Preserve.Protect.Connect. Visit us at 77 Main Street! #historicannapolis #museumstore #shopannapolis #shopsmall #shoplocal #giftshop #annapolis #visitannapolis #visitmaryland #maryland #annapolismd

12/24/2019
The Philadelphia Flower Show

Need a (very) last-minute gift idea? Give the gift of spring with tickets for the Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis! Your loved one can join us for a stress-free day trip, where they can enjoy acres of breathtaking landscapes and exotic displays at this year's "Riviera Holiday" show.

Learn more and purchase tickets for our Tuesday, March 3 trip at https://bit.ly/2PT4qd5.

🏵️ The first look at the 2020 #PHSFlowerShow is here! This year, PHS takes inspiration from the coastlines, mountainous green islands and never-ending blooms of the Riviera. Purchase tickets early and save ➡️ theflowershow.com/tickets

We are sad to say that our phones and internet are down at the William Paca House and Garden. We are working on restorin...
12/23/2019

We are sad to say that our phones and internet are down at the William Paca House and Garden. We are working on restoring service, but please call 410-267-7619 today if you need to contact HA.

But, the William Paca House is still open for tours today! Come visit the beautifully decked home until 5 pm today. Please note, we'll be closed December 24 and 25.

We are excited for our 2020 Winter Lecture Series! We will be holding our popular lecture series at a new venue, O'Brien...
12/20/2019
Calendar of Events - Historic Annapolis

We are excited for our 2020 Winter Lecture Series! We will be holding our popular lecture series at a new venue, O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern on Main Street, which offers a unique experience and even an all-inclusive dining option following most lectures. Visit our Calendar of Events at www.annapolis.org/historic/events for the full line-up of lectures. To register, select the link for the date of the lecture you desire and then click the Register button.

Home > Calendar of Events Calendar of Events December 2019 Holiday Open House Saturday, December 7, 2019 You are cordially invited to celebrate a colonial holiday with Historic Annapolis! Visit both the William Paca House and Hogshead for a variety of…Learn More » A Longwood Holiday Tuesday, Dece...

There is still time to purchase your limited edition 2019 hand-painted glass ornament by The Ornament Scribe. This year'...
12/19/2019

There is still time to purchase your limited edition 2019 hand-painted glass ornament by The Ornament Scribe. This year's design of these one-of-a-kind ornaments are available exclusively at the HA Museum Store! Head into downtown Annapolis and visit us at 77 Main Street to purchase this special Annapolis tradition today.

Plus, these ornaments will be 25% off during Eleventh Hour at the Museum Store! Why not stop in and save?

12/18/2019

Tomorrow night! Eleventh Hour at the Museum Store!

All you last-minute shoppers out there - come down and visit us at the HA Museum Store tomorrow night during Eleventh Hour and we'll help you check off your list. Plus - we'll take care of the wrapping!

Stop by and see us at 77 Main. The Store will be open 10 am - 11 pm on Thursday, December 19.

It's time to vote in The Capital's 2020 Capital Style Bridal Reader's Choice Awards Contest! The William Paca House and ...
12/17/2019
Capital Style Bridal Reader’s Choice

It's time to vote in The Capital's 2020 Capital Style Bridal Reader's Choice Awards Contest!

The William Paca House and Garden would love your votes for Best Rehearsal Dinner and Best Outdoor Reception Site! Our romantic garden is the perfect setting for your special day.

Plus, you can vote for Jody Dalton as Best Event Planner! Click the link below to vote before the contest ends on Sunday, 12/22.

Vote at https://www.capitalgazette.com/contests/cg-bridal-readers-choice-20191203-sa5rwbic7jf55gygktjh6twgoq-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2O4ZW-pSOG4sKZtazNB2K-vQddYp8Zp0n24AYaroL2sQJCQ0vIfZTxwJk#/gallery/

#MidnightMadness is in full swing! Have you stopped by the HA Museum Store yet? Come see us! #shopannapolis #museumstore...
12/13/2019

#MidnightMadness is in full swing! Have you stopped by the HA Museum Store yet? Come see us! #shopannapolis #museumstore #historicannapolis #shopsmall #shoplocal #giftshop #visitannapolis #downtownannapolis @ Museum Store and Historic Annapolis

Have you gotten your 2019 limited edition hand-painted ornament yet? These are special one-of-a-kind ornaments from The ...
12/12/2019

Have you gotten your 2019 limited edition hand-painted ornament yet? These are special one-of-a-kind ornaments from The Ornament Scribe and this year are only available at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street. We have a limited number remaining, so it's time to rush down to the store and pick yours up!

**SPECIAL ALERT**
Purchase one of these beautiful ornaments tonight during Midnight Madness for the special price of only $30!

PLUS! The Ornament Scribe created special sets of 5 ornaments featuring some of her favorite designs for our store ONLY! Only 4 complete sets remain. Own this collector's set today!

The Museum Store will be open til from 10 am til midnight tonight for Midnight Madness at the Museum Store! - so stop on in!

Are you ready for night two? Tomorrow is the second Midnight Madness at the Museum Store! Stop by and visit us at 77 Mai...
12/11/2019

Are you ready for night two? Tomorrow is the second Midnight Madness at the Museum Store! Stop by and visit us at 77 Main Street for gifts for everyone on your list. We'll be open til midnight with refreshments, great shopping, and gift wrapping.

Our special guest, OLD WILLY café, will be parked out front with their famous Coffee Jeep, so you can warm up with a cup o' joe (decaf, of course!) while you shop!

The HA-sponsored bus trip to Longwood Gardens was a grand success today - we're all in the holiday spirit now! You'll ha...
12/11/2019

The HA-sponsored bus trip to Longwood Gardens was a grand success today - we're all in the holiday spirit now! You'll have to come along with us next time...

#TodayAtHA: Historic Annapolis is touring Longwood Gardens today! Our group is taking the "Longwood Story" tour, learnin...
12/10/2019

#TodayAtHA: Historic Annapolis is touring Longwood Gardens today! Our group is taking the "Longwood Story" tour, learning about the history of the site. Did you that the conservatory encloses four acres?

For more #TodayAtHA each week, follow us on Instagram - @historicannapolis

12/09/2019

****TICKET GIVEAWAY**** (GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED)

We have 2 FREE tickets available for A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis - which is TOMORROW! The first person to call us at 443-221-6994 before 5 pm will receive the tickets. UPDATE: Congrats to Bonnie who has won the tickets! Thanks for your participation!

Photo Credit: Historic Annapolis
12/09/2019

Photo Credit: Historic Annapolis

12/09/2019

Tomorrow is our final Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program of the season! There is still time to register for this fun hour of storytime and activities based on the book "Snowmen at Christmas."

Space is limited! Register your preschooler now: https://bit.ly/2RGHFux

Come make merry with us at Hogshead this Saturday! It's our annual Holiday Open House and you're invited. Our Hogshead i...
12/06/2019

Come make merry with us at Hogshead this Saturday! It's our annual Holiday Open House and you're invited. Our Hogshead interpreters will be there to welcome you as you enjoy festive treats, crafts, dancing, and a joyous celebration!

Hogshead will be open 3 pm - 6 pm on Saturday, December 7. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at https://bit.ly/2DEmOj6.

This Saturday, the Annapolis Living Historians return to the William Paca House for a fun afternoon at our Holiday Open ...
12/04/2019

This Saturday, the Annapolis Living Historians return to the William Paca House for a fun afternoon at our Holiday Open House this Saturday!

Visit with the Pacas and their friends as they celebrate this joyous season. You can even try your hand at a few colonial dances with our dance mistress and musician!

The William Paca House will be open 3 pm - 6 pm, tickets are available at the door or at https://bit.ly/2DEmOj6.

Paca Girlfriends, enjoy a private shopping night at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street tonight, just for you! We've g...
12/03/2019

Paca Girlfriends, enjoy a private shopping night at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street tonight, just for you! We've got great gifts for those holiday hostesses, picky relatives, and your special someone, and even you! Pick out your presents while you enjoy a special holiday cocktail and some nibbles. Plus, save 20% on your purchase!

Reservations requested at https://bit.ly/2XuqFsf.

Come shop with us, Girlfriends! Tomorrow night, the HA Museum Store will be open from 5 pm - 8 pm for you to enjoy a special shopping night, just for our Paca Girlfriends. We've got great gifts for those holiday hostesses, picky relatives, and your special someone, and you can pick out your presents while you enjoy a special holiday cocktail and some nibbles. Plus, you'll save 20% on your purchase!

Join us at 77 Main Street! Reservations requested at https://bit.ly/2XuqFsf.

It's a CYBER MONDAY deal! We're extending registration for A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis. Join u...
12/02/2019

It's a CYBER MONDAY deal! We're extending registration for A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis. Join us for a beautiful day taking in the holiday sights and sounds at Longwood Gardens, complete with a special guided tour and an evening performance by the Cherokee High School Girls Ensemble. It will be a day to remember!

Save $10 off your ticket with the code CYBER, and reserve your spot at https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/A-Longwood-Holiday - registration closes at 5 pm TODAY!

Shop small this weekend at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street!  We've got gifts for everyone on your list - holiday h...
11/30/2019

Shop small this weekend at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street! We've got gifts for everyone on your list - holiday hostesses, that picky relative, or even YOU! Each purchase supports the mission of Historic Annapolis to Preserve.Protect.Connect. #historicannapolis #museumstore #shopsmall #visitannapolis #shop #gift #shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday #blackfriday #museumstoresunday #store #giftshop #shopannapolis #shopmaryland #shoplocal

We've got a great Black Friday special to get you in the holiday mood! Register for our trip to Longwood Gardens today a...
11/29/2019

We've got a great Black Friday special to get you in the holiday mood! Register for our trip to Longwood Gardens today and enter the promotion code LONGWOOD to get $10 off each ticket purchased. To learn more about the trip visit: https://tinyurl.com/qqdxnux. Promotion is valid only on Friday, November 29, so get your ticket today!

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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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