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.

06/07/2019

Next week, test your knowledge at HA Happy Hour: Trivia in the Garden! Enjoy a Clue-cumber Cooler as you puzzle over the answers, courtesy of Stoli Vodka.

Bring a team, or join one when you arrive! Trivia will begin at 5:30 pm. Admission includes light fare and one drink ticket!

06/05/2019
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Historian Annapolis and architect Craig Martin give you a little taste of the ArchiTrex Tour, a walking tour developed and led by local architects through our unique city.

The next ArchiTrex tour is this Saturday, June 8! Register for one of these summer tours here: http://annapolistours.com/our-tours/architrex-architecture-tour

ArchiTrex Tours are presented by partners Historic Annapolis and Watermark Tours Charters Cruises.

The city of Annapolis is sometimes described as a “museum without walls” and that is certainly true when it comes to the beautiful architecture.

We are pleased to announce that the William Paca House and Garden is a Blue Star Museum! Now through Labor Day, active-d...
05/30/2019

We are pleased to announce that the William Paca House and Garden is a Blue Star Museum! Now through Labor Day, active-duty military personnel and their families receive free admission at the Paca House and Garden. Be sure to visit us at 186 Prince George Street this summer.

HA is honored to participate in this program and thanks our servicemen and women for their dedication.

Tuesday is the final session of the Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program!"A Rainbow of Friends" explores how friends co...
05/25/2019
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Tuesday is the final session of the Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program!

"A Rainbow of Friends" explores how friends come in all colors and sizes. We will discover the abilities, interests, and personalities that make each of us special! Learn basic sign language words and sing songs with movement to help celebrate our uniqueness!

Register your preschooler here: https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/Mr-Pacas-Backyard-Preschool-Program-28May2019

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program is recommended for ages 3-5 and includes story time, art projects, movement activity, and a snack. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay through the session.

Thanks to Joshua McKerrow and The Capital for capturing this great picture of Lewis Contractors Superintendent, Jeff Bro...
05/24/2019
Blue Angels rehearsal

Thanks to Joshua McKerrow and The Capital for capturing this great picture of Lewis Contractors Superintendent, Jeff Brown, watching the Blue Angels from the top of the James Brice House scaffolding. Our contractors were awfully lucky to get that view this week! What a special town we live in.

Congratulations to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2019!

Construction workers at the James Brice House watch the Blue Angels roar over Annapolis in preparation for their aerial show over the Naval Academy.

05/23/2019

Today at 2 pm! Join us for a special Public Garden Tour! Learn more about William Paca's Garden and see the roses in full bloom.

Walk-ins welcome! Tour is $10 General Admission, $8 for HA Members and Volunteers. See you at 186 Prince George Street.

Grab your girlfriends and make your way to the William Paca Garden for the "Party of the Year!" Celebrate among friends ...
05/22/2019

Grab your girlfriends and make your way to the William Paca Garden for the "Party of the Year!" Celebrate among friends with amazing food and a signature Pacatini as you stroll through the elegant garden and shop at some of the best vendors around. Get your tickets today at www.pacagirlfriends.com.

The William Paca House and Garden has been honored by USA TODAY Travel as one of the top attractions in the historic cit...
05/22/2019
Top attractions in historic Annapolis, Maryland

The William Paca House and Garden has been honored by USA TODAY Travel as one of the top attractions in the historic city of Annapolis!

Visit the Paca House at 186 Prince George Street and take guided tour of the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Then take some time to stroll around Mr. Paca's Garden, a hidden oasis in the middle of Annapolis. It's truly a one-of a kind attraction!

In town for Commissioning Week? Head on over to the William Paca House and Garden for a new, special docent-led tour of ...
05/21/2019

In town for Commissioning Week? Head on over to the William Paca House and Garden for a new, special docent-led tour of the Garden.

Public Garden Tours will be offered approximately twice a month through October The first tour is coming up this Thursday, May 23 at 2 pm.

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Join us tonight at 7 pm at Maryland Hall for the Reimagining City Dock Speaker Series Featuring Joe Riley. This free eve...
05/20/2019

Join us tonight at 7 pm at Maryland Hall for the Reimagining City Dock Speaker Series Featuring Joe Riley. This free event will feature "A Discussion on Visionary Leadership, Transformation and Resilience" by the former mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, Joe Riley. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required - just click Get Tickets below!

Tickets for a special, pre-lecture VIP Meet & Greet with Mayor Riley are also available for purchase.

Sponsored by Historic Annapolis, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, The City Of Annapolis, Katcef Brothers Brew, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, Severn Bank & Visit Annapolis.

Today! Tour the James Brice House on a Hard Hat Tour for a look at what's happening inside this national treasure as HA ...
05/18/2019

Today! Tour the James Brice House on a Hard Hat Tour for a look at what's happening inside this national treasure as HA restores the house to its 1772 appearance. Learn more about the history of the house, the craftsmen who built it, and the restoration work currently underway.

Tour begins at 10:30 am at the William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street - $18 General Admission.

Join us on Monday, May 20 for the Reimagining City Dock Speaker Series Featuring Joe Riley. This free event will feature...
05/17/2019

Join us on Monday, May 20 for the Reimagining City Dock Speaker Series Featuring Joe Riley. This free event will feature "A Discussion on Visionary Leadership, Transformation and Resilience" by the former mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, Joe Riley. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required - just click Get Tickets below!

Tickets for a special, pre-lecture VIP Meet & Greet with Mayor Riley are also available for purchase.

Sponsored by Historic Annapolis, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, The City Of Annapolis, Katcef Brothers Brew, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, Severn Bank & Visit Annapolis.

The William Paca House and Garden will close at 2:45 pm on Friday, May 17, and at 3:45 on Saturday, May 18 for private e...
05/17/2019

The William Paca House and Garden will close at 2:45 pm on Friday, May 17, and at 3:45 on Saturday, May 18 for private events. Thank you for your understanding!

@visitannapolis #historicannapolis #pacahouseandgarden #pacahouse #pacagarden #visitannapolis #visitmaryland #maryland #annapolis #downtownannapolis

Today! Curator Robin Matty offers a peek behind-the-scenes at the colonial portraits in HA's collection. Learn more abou...
05/17/2019

Today! Curator Robin Matty offers a peek behind-the-scenes at the colonial portraits in HA's collection. Learn more about the colonial subjects, as well as the artists, on this special, curator-led tour of the William Paca House. A few spots are still available!

Tour begins at 2 pm at 186 Prince George Street - $25 General Admission; $20 for HA Members and Volunteers.

Join us this evening at the first HA Happy Hour of the season! 5-7pm at the William Paca House and Garden #Stolivodka #b...
05/16/2019

Join us this evening at the first HA Happy Hour of the season! 5-7pm at the William Paca House and Garden #Stolivodka #blackeyedsusan #hahappyhour #historicannapolis #pacagarden #pacahouse

The sun is finally out and it's a beautiful day in the William Paca Garden! Dress in your Preakness finery tonight and c...
05/16/2019

The sun is finally out and it's a beautiful day in the William Paca Garden! Dress in your Preakness finery tonight and come traipse around this Annapolis oasis as you enjoy a Stoli cocktail after-hours at HA Happy Hour: A Day at the Races.

Walk-ins welcome - fascinators encouraged! Happy Hour runs 5 pm - 7 pm tonight at 186 Prince George Street.

#TodayAtHA: The Brice House is getting a new hat! Today, the roofers began installing new wooden shingles  that will rec...
05/16/2019

#TodayAtHA: The Brice House is getting a new hat! Today, the roofers began installing new wooden shingles that will recreate the look of the roof's original 18th century appearance. #historicannapolis #jamesbricehouse #preservation #preservationinprogress #savingplaces #thisplacematters #thisoldhouse #bricehouse #bricehouserestoration #preservationmonth #preserve #preserveprotectconnect #historicpreservation #visitannapolis #annapolis #downtownannapolis

Come on out this Thursday for the first HA Happy Hour of the season!
05/14/2019

Come on out this Thursday for the first HA Happy Hour of the season!

See what's been going on behind the scaffolding at the James Brice House on a Hard Hat Tour! The next tour will be on Sa...
05/13/2019
James Brice House Hard Hat Tour

See what's been going on behind the scaffolding at the James Brice House on a Hard Hat Tour! The next tour will be on Saturday, May 18.

Register here: http://www.annapolis.org/media/48-501-james-brice-house-hard-hat-tour

Home > Calendar of Events > James Brice House Hard Hat Tour James Brice House Hard Hat Tour Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019Location: Meet at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George StreetTime: 10:30 am - 12 pmStep under the scaffolding at the James Brice House and discover preservation in....

A little rain doesn't scare us! Our Garden Volunteers are still ready to help you find the perfect plant at the Paca Gar...
05/12/2019

A little rain doesn't scare us! Our Garden Volunteers are still ready to help you find the perfect plant at the Paca Garden Plant Sale. Put on your wellies and raincoat and come see us today, 12 to 4 pm! Enter at 3 Martin Street today. #historicannapolis #pacagarden #plantsale #annapolis #annapolistraditions #downtownannapolis #visitannapolis #flower #flowerpower #plant #garden #gardener #rainschmain #rain

It's been a great morning so far at the Paca Garden Plant Sale! Come on down to 1 Martin Street, we are here til 4 pm to...
05/11/2019

It's been a great morning so far at the Paca Garden Plant Sale! Come on down to 1 Martin Street, we are here til 4 pm today! 🌻🌻🌻 #historicannapolis #pacagarden #plantsale #annapolis #annapolistraditions #downtownannapolis #visitannapolis #flower #flowerpower #plant #garden #gardener #greenthumb

The Paca Garden Volunteers have been working so hard to get ready for this year's William Paca Garden Plant Sale and wou...
05/10/2019

The Paca Garden Volunteers have been working so hard to get ready for this year's William Paca Garden Plant Sale and would love to see you this weekend! Come on out to take home a piece of history!

Saturday, May 11: 10 am - 4 pm (current HA Members receive early entry at 9:30 am!)
Sunday, May 12: 12 pm - 4 pm

You'll enter at 1 Martin Street, Annapolis.

On Tuesday, let's do a little Good Morning Yoga in Mr. Paca's Backyard! Preschoolers will learn how to stretch and breat...
05/10/2019
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On Tuesday, let's do a little Good Morning Yoga in Mr. Paca's Backyard! Preschoolers will learn how to stretch and breathe as we start the day on the right foot. Come join us!

Register here: https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/Mr-Pacas-Backyard-Preschool-Program-14May2019

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program is recommended for ages 3-5 and includes story time, art projects, movement activity, and a snack. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay through the session.

General Admission tickets are still available for the 11th Annual Paca Girlfriends Party! Grab your ticket at pacagirlfr...
05/06/2019

General Admission tickets are still available for the 11th Annual Paca Girlfriends Party! Grab your ticket at pacagirlfriends.com and join us on June 19 for the social event of the season!

Join us at the community-wide outreach meeting on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 pm to share your ideas for making City Dock a pu...
05/04/2019

Join us at the community-wide outreach meeting on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 pm to share your ideas for making City Dock a public space all Annapolitans can enjoy.

Check out HAppenings, the Historic Annapolis newsletter!
05/03/2019
HAppenings: April 2019

Check out HAppenings, the Historic Annapolis newsletter!

Flipsnack is a digital catalog maker that makes it easy to create, publish and share html5 flipbooks. Upload a PDF or design from scratch flyers, magazines, books and more. Author: Historic Annapolis, Catalog: HAppenings: April 2019, Published: Apr 08, 2019

This Sunday, celebrate May with us at Hurray for May Day!We'll be making sweet cherry blossom cards for Mom and dancing ...
05/02/2019

This Sunday, celebrate May with us at Hurray for May Day!

We'll be making sweet cherry blossom cards for Mom and dancing around the maypole in our flower crowns! Bring your own picnic and enjoy dining in the lush surroundings of Mr. Paca's Garden!

Plus - there's ice cream! 🍦🍨🍦

Doors open at noon, activities start at 1 pm!

Happy May Day from Historic Annapolis! This sweet Annapolis tradition is one of our favorites. Several HA properties wer...
05/01/2019

Happy May Day from Historic Annapolis! This sweet Annapolis tradition is one of our favorites. Several HA properties were bedecked with ribbons and flowers today in celebration!

Thank you to our volunteers and garden staff for their beautiful creations.

Space is still available for tonight's popular lecture, "Brave Soldier of Fame: Lafayette in Annapolis." Senior Historia...
05/01/2019
Historic Annapolis Inc

Space is still available for tonight's popular lecture, "Brave Soldier of Fame: Lafayette in Annapolis." Senior Historian Glenn Campbell will talk about the long and warm relationship between Annapolis and America’s favorite fighting Frenchman.

Cost: Free for current HA Docents and Docents-in-Training; $5 HA Members and Volunteers; $10 General Admission.

Register here: https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/Brave-Soldier-of-Fame-Lafayette-in-Annapolis-01May2019

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04/29/2019

Set your alarms ⏰⏰⏰

General Admission tickets go on sale THIS WEDNESDAY at 9 am for the 11th Annual Paca Girlfriends Party! at pacagirlfriends.com.

Can't wait? VIP tickets are on sale now!

Today at the James Brice House, Frank Stroik of The Country Homestead is preparing reproduction rose head and beaver tai...
04/26/2019

Today at the James Brice House, Frank Stroik of The Country Homestead is preparing reproduction rose head and beaver tail nails (made by blacksmith Kevin Clancy). They are being coated with Ospho to prevent rusting and will be used to install replacement roof trim for the rake boards, crown molding, and fascia that are going on the south side of the building next week. Don’t forget to watch live on our Webcam!

#TodayAtHA #JamesBriceHouse #preservationinprogress

This Tuesday at Mr. Paca's Backyard, we'll read "Regina's Big Mistake" and learn how Regina turned her big mistake into ...
04/26/2019
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This Tuesday at Mr. Paca's Backyard, we'll read "Regina's Big Mistake" and learn how Regina turned her big mistake into a beautiful picture!

Register your preschooler for this storytime hour at the link!

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program is recommended for ages 3-5 and includes story time, art projects, movement activity, and a snack. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay through the session.

04/25/2019
#TodayAtHA: The greenhouse and frameyard are filling up with color as our garden volunteers and staff get ready for the ...
04/24/2019

#TodayAtHA: The greenhouse and frameyard are filling up with color as our garden volunteers and staff get ready for the annual Paca Garden Plant Sale! See you May 11 and 12 when you can take home a piece of history. #historicannapolis #garden #greenthumb #gardener #cottagegarden #perennials #annuals #vegetables #herbs #vines #trees #shrubs #plant #flower #spring #homegrown #volunteerpower #visitannapolis

Need a last-minute hostess gift for Easter dinner? Head down to the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street - open til 5 pm to...
04/20/2019

Need a last-minute hostess gift for Easter dinner? Head down to the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street - open til 5 pm today and 11 am to 5 pm tomorrow! #historicannapolis #museumstore #gift #giftshop #visitannapolis #visitmaryland #shopsmall #shopannapolis #shopmaryland

Don't forget, we are hiring! Join the HA team as a Visitor Services Associate at the William Paca House and Garden.Read ...
04/19/2019
Employment & Internships - Historic Annapolis

Don't forget, we are hiring! Join the HA team as a Visitor Services Associate at the William Paca House and Garden.

Read more about this part-time position on our website: www.annapolis.org/support/employment-internships. Applications must be submitted via email to [email protected] by April 30, 2019.

Home > Support > Employment & Internships Employment & Internships Employment Opportunities To ensure the continuing flow of qualified applications, Historic Annapolis posts all job openings in its weekly email newsletter, on its website and on designated internet sites. Job openings are posted as t...

Hogshead will be open tomorrow! Visit us from 12 pm - 4 pm. Please note the house will be closed on Sunday.
04/19/2019

Hogshead will be open tomorrow! Visit us from 12 pm - 4 pm. Please note the house will be closed on Sunday.

Hogshead will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 21. Please visit us on Saturday from 12 pm - 4 pm for some fun and free living history!

Visit us this weekend as the garden continues to bloom and blossom! The William Paca House will be open 10 am to 5 pm on...
04/19/2019

Visit us this weekend as the garden continues to bloom and blossom!

The William Paca House will be open 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Easter Sunday. Stop by for an Easter family outing after brunch or before dinner!

April is Archaeology Month! Celebrate with us on the Saturday, April 27 James Brice House Hard Hat Tour, where we'll sha...
04/13/2019
James Brice House Hard Hat Tour

April is Archaeology Month!

Celebrate with us on the Saturday, April 27 James Brice House Hard Hat Tour, where we'll share some special tidbits about the archaeological explorations at the Brice House.

Register for the April 27 tour at the link!

Home > Calendar of Events > James Brice House Hard Hat Tour James Brice House Hard Hat Tour Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019Location: Meet at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George StreetTime: 10:30 am - 12 pmStep under the scaffolding at the James Brice House and discover preservation i...

Check out HAppenings, the Historic Annapolis newsletter!
04/12/2019
HAppenings: April 2019

Check out HAppenings, the Historic Annapolis newsletter!

Flipsnack is a digital catalog maker that makes it easy to create, publish and share html5 flipbooks. Upload a PDF or design from scratch flyers, magazines, books and more. Author: Historic Annapolis, Catalog: HAppenings: April 2019, Published: Apr 08, 2019

Have your preschooler put on their listening ears next Tuesday, April 16 at Mr. Paca's Backyard! We'll go on a nature wa...
04/12/2019
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Have your preschooler put on their listening ears next Tuesday, April 16 at Mr. Paca's Backyard! We'll go on a nature walk through Mr. Paca's Garden and read "The Listening Walk."

Register now at the link for this popular preschool program!

Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program is recommended for ages 3-5 and includes story time, art projects, movement activity, and a snack. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay through the session.

There is still time to book your trip to Paris with Historic Annapolis! But time is running out, so be sure to register ...
04/09/2019

There is still time to book your trip to Paris with Historic Annapolis! But time is running out, so be sure to register now!

Historic Annapolis invites you to join a small group of history-loving travelers with tour company Wild Blue Yonder for an exclusive and affordable week in Paris. This is not a typical group travel trip; there won’t be any clambering onto buses or jamming en masse into touristy restaurants. Instead, you’ll be introduced to some of the small gems of Paris—the lesser known museums, the spectacular parks, the off the beaten track cafés.

Visit www.annapolis.org/other/explore-paris-historic-annapolis for the full itinerary and information on how to register.

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