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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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!

11/28/2019
11/26/2019

Celebrate a colonial holiday with Historic Annapolis at our Holiday Open House! Enjoy living history, dancing, festive treats and crafts - fun for the whole family!

Have you booked your seat for A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis yet? We've added a second bus for ou...
11/24/2019

Have you booked your seat for A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis yet? We've added a second bus for our trip on Tuesday, December 10, but limited seats remain! Join us for a beautiful day taking in the holiday sights and sounds at Longwood Gardens, complete with a special tour and an evening performance by the Cherokee High School Girls Ensemble. It will be a day to remember!

Reserve your spot now at https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/A-Longwood-Holiday - registration closes November 29!

11/21/2019

🦃 Gobble gobble! 🦃

Next Tuesday at Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program, we'll read 'The Great Turkey Race' and dance like a turkey! Come on out with your preschooler for a fun Thanksgiving-themed storytime!

Space is limited, so register your child today at https://bit.ly/35iWnet.

Christmas is coming to Longwood Gardens! We're taking a bus trip to see these gorgeous displays on Tuesday, December 10....
11/20/2019

Christmas is coming to Longwood Gardens! We're taking a bus trip to see these gorgeous displays on Tuesday, December 10. Join our A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis now - a limited number of seats remain!

Register today at https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/A-Longwood-Holiday!

Christmas installation is happening now in our Conservatory! Click through the album to check out some sneak peeks of the display and mark your calendars for opening day—this Friday, November 22. https://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/longwood-christmas

Have you picked up your 2019 Limited Edition Hand-Painted Holiday Ornament yet? They are on sale now exclusively at the ...
11/19/2019

Have you picked up your 2019 Limited Edition Hand-Painted Holiday Ornament yet? They are on sale now exclusively at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street!

There are still some left- but they won't last much longer. Stop in today!

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

Gentlemen! Join us at the HA Museum Store THIS WEDNESDAY for a special men's shopping night!Enjoy a bourbon cocktail and...
11/19/2019

Gentlemen! Join us at the HA Museum Store THIS WEDNESDAY for a special men's shopping night!

Enjoy a bourbon cocktail and some refreshments while you check off gifts for everyone on your list. You'll get a 20% discount off all regularly-priced merchandise - plus, our staff will help you pick out the perfect presents, and even gift wrap them for you! Why not get all that holiday shopping done early?

Reservations are requested at https://bit.ly/32IK9Ks.

#TodayAtHA: We had a great time with Dr. Valerie Neal, Capt. Ken Reightler, Capt. Bob Curbeam, and Lt. Kayla Barron toda...
11/17/2019

#TodayAtHA: We had a great time with Dr. Valerie Neal, Capt. Ken Reightler, Capt. Bob Curbeam, and Lt. Kayla Barron today! Thank you to all who came out for this panel discussion with our three astronauts - what a fun way to spend the afternoon!

We were pleased to bring you this program as a partner with Smithsonian Affiliations, Comcast and Maryland Hall.

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at...
11/15/2019

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at Maryland Hall, an enlightening and educational afternoon with real astronauts! Register for this free program now at https://bit.ly/32eeVe9.

About our speakers:
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Kayla Barron graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2010, and went on to earn a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge in England. She was selected to join the 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidate Class and is nearing the end of her two years of training! Upon graduation, she will work in the Astronaut Office while awaiting a flight assignment.

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at...
11/15/2019

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at Maryland Hall, an enlightening and educational afternoon with real astronauts! Register for this free program now at https://bit.ly/32eeVe9.

About our speakers:
Captain Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (USN, Retired) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became a Naval Flight Officer and Top Gun. After several deployments, he was selected by NASA for astronaut training. He is a veteran of three Discovery and Atlantis space flights, having logged more than 901 hours in space, including seven space walks while working on enhancements to the International Space Station. He currently is retired from the U.S. Navy and working for Northrup Grumman.

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at...
11/15/2019

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at Maryland Hall, an enlightening and educational afternoon with real astronauts! Register for this free program now at https://bit.ly/32eeVe9.

About our speakers:
Captain Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr. (USN, Retired) graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and subsequently from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River. After a distinguished career as a mission commander and flight test instructor, he was selected by NASA for astronaut candidate training and served as the pilot on the crews of two Discovery space shuttles. Upon retirement from the Navy, Captain Reightler launched another career at Lockheed Martin and currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy.

11/14/2019

Have you booked your seat for A Longwood Holiday - Bus Trip with Historic Annapolis yet? We've added a second bus, but limited space remains! Join us for a beautiful day taking in the sights and sounds at Longwood Gardens, complete with a special tour and an evening performance by the Cherokee High School Girls Ensemble. It will be a day to remember!

Reserve your spot now at https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/A-Longwood-Holiday.

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at...
11/14/2019

This Sunday, get ready for an afternoon that's out of this world! Join us for Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond at 3 pm at Maryland Hall, an enlightening and educational afternoon with real astronauts! Register for this free program now at https://bit.ly/32eeVe9.

About our speakers:
Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator Emerita in Space History, joined the National Air and Space Museum as a curator in 1989 and was responsible for human spaceflight artifact collections from the Space Shuttle era and International Space Station, most prominently the orbiter Discovery. Before joining the Museum, Dr. Neal spent a decade as a writer, editor, and manager for some 25 NASA publications. She also participated in underwater astronaut-training activities and worked on the mission management support team for four shuttle missions.

Historic Annapolis welcomes all esteemed gentlemen to join us for a special men's shopping night at the HA Museum Store ...
11/13/2019

Historic Annapolis welcomes all esteemed gentlemen to join us for a special men's shopping night at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street!

Enjoy a bourbon cocktail while you peruse the Museum Store's great selection - where you'll get a special 20% discount on all regularly-priced merchandise. Our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and even gift wrap it for you! Who doesn't want to get their holiday shopping done early?

Reservations are requested at https://bit.ly/32IK9Ks.

11/13/2019

Did you know that the United States Naval Academy has graduated more astronauts than any other undergraduate institution? Learn more about the connection between Annapolis and the space program with Historic Annapolis at Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond!

On Sunday, November 17, Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator Emerita for the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, will kick off an enlightening afternoon with a brief presentation on the history of the space program. Then you'll hear from three Naval Academy graduates who have pursued their dreams of becoming an astronaut - including Kayla Barron, Class of 2010 graduate and current astronaut candidate.

This program is free and open to the public, but please register in advance at https://bit.ly/32eeVe9!

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