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Historian Annapolis Written by local bloggers, our stories are Your Guide to the City. Created by Annapolis Discovered. Written by local history buffs, blogs on Historian Annapolis bring readers insider perspectives on the newest museum exhibits, centuries-old landmarks, preservation initiatives happening within our historic city, and spotlights on leading local historians.

For local perspectives on Annapolis’ rich colonial, maritime, and African American history, click on Historian Annapolis.

06/08/2021
Chase Home Garden

Stop by for a stroll at the Chase Home Garden at the Chase-Lloyd House and Chase Home. Not only was it built by a Founding Father, but it is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture and has an exquisite, native garden.

Watch the video for more info! #gardentour #secretgarden #visitannapolis #foundingfathers

Hammond-Harwood House hosts its Secret Garden Tour this weekend! To learn more about this annual event and the features ...
06/04/2021
Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour

Hammond-Harwood House hosts its Secret Garden Tour this weekend! To learn more about this annual event and the features neighborhood, head to Annapolis Discovered's latest blog!

#secretgarden #gardentour #historichomes #VisitAnnapolis

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/hammond-harwoods-secret-garden-tour/

There is something just so magical about peeking through gardens, exploring behind gates, not knowing what you might find around the next corner.

Learn more about the history behind 'Juneteenth' on Annapolis Discovered.#juneteenth #annapolis #VisitAnnapolis #AlexHal...
06/02/2021
Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival

Learn more about the history behind 'Juneteenth' on Annapolis Discovered.

#juneteenth #annapolis #VisitAnnapolis #AlexHaley

“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”. –Harriet Tubman, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman...

The Alex Haley-Kunta Kinte Memorials at City Dock are the country’s only memorials recognizing the name and point of ent...
05/26/2021
Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival

The Alex Haley-Kunta Kinte Memorials at City Dock are the country’s only memorials recognizing the name and point of entry for an enslaved person in America.

#Juneteenth #blackhistory #AmericanHistory #annapolishistory

“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”. –Harriet Tubman, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman...

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for the Blue Angels performance tomorrow. Two tickets left!#blueangels #gonavy #vis...
05/25/2021

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for the Blue Angels performance tomorrow. Two tickets left!

#blueangels #gonavy #visitannapolis

Since the U.S. Navy Blue Angels begin their practice today across #Annapolis, we thought it might be fun to learn about ...
05/25/2021

Since the U.S. Navy Blue Angels begin their practice today across #Annapolis, we thought it might be fun to learn about the program and the history of their flight demonstrations!

Read more here: https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/history/

#usna #commissioningweek #visitannapolis #GoNavy #blueangels

Since the U.S. Navy Blue Angels begin their practice today across #Annapolis, we thought it might be fun to learn about the program and the history of their flight demonstrations!

Read more here: https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/history/

#usna #commissioningweek #visitannapolis #GoNavy #blueangels

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for the return of the Secret Garden Tour! Tickets are available for purchase now.#visitan...
05/24/2021

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for the return of the Secret Garden Tour! Tickets are available for purchase now.

#visitannapolis #americanhistory #secretgarden #historichome

The Secret Garden Tour is back!! After last year’s virtual gardens, this year’s tour will features private gardens in Murray Hill area! Tickets and volunteer sign up links are now open!

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/secret-garden-tour/

Enjoy some history this weekend and tour the Maryland State House!It reopens today!#visitannapolis #maryland #americanhi...
05/21/2021

Enjoy some history this weekend and tour the Maryland State House!

It reopens today!

#visitannapolis #maryland #americanhistory

Amazing news- our State House is set to reopen to the general public this Friday, May 21st! For details head to their website- it's good to be back!

Be sure to check their website for additional information before planning your visit.

#statehouse #annapolis #visitannapolis #visitmaryland #statecapitol #statecapital #washingtondc #revolutionarywar #georgewashington #historic #capitoldome #visitthecapitol

Full of history, hiking, a sharing garden and an apiary! Get to know Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center!#historic...
05/20/2021
Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education

Full of history, hiking, a sharing garden and an apiary! Get to know Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center!

#historichome #goshenfarm #visitannapolis

Following the shaded winding access road to a parking area, we began the adventure of self-touring this unique 22-acre parcel located behind Cape St. Claire Elementary School.

The The Lost Towns Project is hosting a FREE virtual lecture Tuesday, May 18th at 12 pm. The subject will be all about t...
05/17/2021

The The Lost Towns Project is hosting a FREE virtual lecture Tuesday, May 18th at 12 pm.

The subject will be all about the County-led preservation efforts to save the historic Earleigh Heights B&A Ranger Station located in Severna Park.

The Zoom talk will highlight the building’s history as a 19th century general store and post office, its role as a Railroad platform, and how, without it Severna park might not be what it is today!

Register for this FREE presentation here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeymCY_bMZgHE2o2Mth1NR6pgIBOPIU606BL6-2aaY9UKofIg/viewform

The The Lost Towns Project is hosting a FREE virtual lecture Tuesday, May 18th at 12 pm.

The subject will be all about the County-led preservation efforts to save the historic Earleigh Heights B&A Ranger Station located in Severna Park.

The Zoom talk will highlight the building’s history as a 19th century general store and post office, its role as a Railroad platform, and how, without it Severna park might not be what it is today!

Register for this FREE presentation here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeymCY_bMZgHE2o2Mth1NR6pgIBOPIU606BL6-2aaY9UKofIg/viewform

Learn more about the historic Maynard-Burgess House which was purchased by a free black man, John Maynard, in 1847. He t...
05/14/2021
The Maynard-Burgess House and the History of Free African Americans in Annapolis

Learn more about the historic Maynard-Burgess House which was purchased by a free black man, John Maynard, in 1847. He then went on to marry and purchase the freedom of his wife and several members of her family.

#slaveryinamerica #blackhistory #americanhistory #africanamericanhistory #artifacts #maynardburgesshouse

The Maynard-Burgess House and records from the time provide insight on how free African Americans lived alongside their white neighbors from the time when most black Americans were enslaved to the post-Civil War period when racism remained ever present.

Want to experience archaeology first hand? The Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab accepts volunteers to help process ar...
05/14/2021

Want to experience archaeology first hand?

The Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab accepts volunteers to help process artifacts, including washing, labeling, sorting, and cataloging. No experience is needed; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Currently, the lab is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-3:00.

Volunteers must sign up here in advance. https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/366982120990830090/false#/invitation

#juniorarchaeology #archaeology #londontown #annapolis #artifacts #science #stem

Want to experience archaeology first hand?

The Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab accepts volunteers to help process artifacts, including washing, labeling, sorting, and cataloging. No experience is needed; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Currently, the lab is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-3:00.

Volunteers must sign up here in advance. https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/366982120990830090/false#/invitation

#juniorarchaeology #archaeology #londontown #annapolis #artifacts #science #stem

This Friday, May 14th, join County Archaeologist Jane Cox when she unveils an exciting new archaeological discovery made...
05/13/2021

This Friday, May 14th, join County Archaeologist Jane Cox when she unveils an exciting new archaeological discovery made just last month on the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Be one of the first to see artifacts that have been buried for nearly 350 years!

Register here for this in-person event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeymCY_bMZgHE2o2Mth1NR6pgIBOPIU606BL6-2aaY9UKofIg/viewform

#archaeology #parksandrec #visitannapolis #preservation #americanhistory

This Friday, May 14th, join County Archaeologist Jane Cox when she unveils an exciting new archaeological discovery made just last month on the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Be one of the first to see artifacts that have been buried for nearly 350 years!

Register here for this in-person event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeymCY_bMZgHE2o2Mth1NR6pgIBOPIU606BL6-2aaY9UKofIg/viewform

#archaeology #parksandrec #visitannapolis #preservation #americanhistory

As the Preakness rides into history this weekend, learn more about the birth of horse racing in America and its early ro...
05/12/2021
From the Past and Into the Future: Horse Racing in Annapolis and Eastern Maryland

As the Preakness rides into history this weekend, learn more about the birth of horse racing in America and its early roots in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County!

#preakness #horseracing #horsetrack #marylandjockeyclub #visitannapolis #visitbwi

Not just the birth of a nation, but the birth of horse racing in Colonial America! According to historians, that first (horse) track was built somewhere along West Street presumably where the Graduate Hotel lies today.

Book a heritage cruise on the Historic Skipjack, Wilma Lee! Perfect for learning about the bay's history and ecology whi...
05/11/2021

Book a heritage cruise on the Historic Skipjack, Wilma Lee! Perfect for learning about the bay's history and ecology while enjoying the views of #Annapolis from the water.

Visit their webiste to book your cruise!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #visitmaryland #annapolismaritimemuseum

https://amaritime.org/wilmalee/

Book a heritage cruise on the Historic Skipjack, Wilma Lee! Perfect for learning about the bay's history and ecology while enjoying the views of #Annapolis from the water.

Visit their webiste to book your cruise!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #visitmaryland #annapolismaritimemuseum

https://amaritime.org/wilmalee/

Exciting news, the Tall Ship Lynx returns to the Annapolis Waterfront! This tall ship we be docked along the #Annapolis ...
05/10/2021

Exciting news, the Tall Ship Lynx returns to the Annapolis Waterfront! This tall ship we be docked along the #Annapolis waterfront, you can't miss it!

#visitannapolis #annapolismaryland #tallship #Annapolis

Tall Ship Lynx returns to the Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center May 8-24. The ship will be docked at the dock at the end of Prince George Street in downtown Annapolis. Annapolis City Recreation and Parks is organizing, in cooperation with the Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center, sailing experiences for underserved youth. Lynx will be open for deck tours Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm starting Sunday, May 9, except for 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturdays. #mdinfocus #Annapolis #annapolissailing #tallships #tallshiplynx #citydock

History and Nature! Take mom for a stroll through the azalea glade or tour one of this historic building at Historic Lon...
05/07/2021

History and Nature! Take mom for a stroll through the azalea glade or tour one of this historic building at Historic London Town and Gardens. Make sharing time with family this weekend a priority!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #londontown #gardens #historicgarden #mothersday #weekendplans

From a seaport town on the South River founded in 1683, to an Almshouse in the late 1800's to a 23 acre historic garden,...
05/04/2021
Historic London Town and Gardens Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Lecture Series

From a seaport town on the South River founded in 1683, to an Almshouse in the late 1800's to a 23 acre historic garden, historic property and wedding venue today- Historic London Town and Gardens has been busy over the last 50 years!

📸 Historic London Town and Gardens

#londontown #annapolis #visitannapolis #50thanniversary #visitmaryland #southriver #colonialhistory #tavern #archaeology #historicsite #gardens

The first visitors to Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland, signed the fresh new registry book on April 15, 1971. At that time, the gardens were still being developed, and the c.1760 William Brown House had not yet finished its restoration work. However, the site still offered

Join Visit Annapolis for May Day on Maryland Avenue from 10 AM- 2PM this Saturday. You could win a gift card to Mango + ...
04/30/2021
Enter to Win!

Join Visit Annapolis for May Day on Maryland Avenue from 10 AM- 2PM this Saturday. You could win a gift card to Mango + Main or Harry Browne's!

Register on our website- or come see us on the Avenue! Details linked 💐💐💐

#maydayinannapolis2021 #mayday #66annapolismayday #annapolis #maryland

Dine and Shop Package to Maryland Ave

Named after a Naval Commodore born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Mayo Beach Park is a great spot for family fun!#co...
04/30/2021
Mayo Beach Park

Named after a Naval Commodore born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Mayo Beach Park is a great spot for family fun!

#countyparks #beachaccess #canoeandkayak #paddleboarding #annapolis #southcounty

Commodore Isaac Mayo (1794-1861) was a prominent United States Naval officer (1809-1861) and patriot. He was born in Anne Arundel County and the entire peninsula between the South River and Rhode River was named for him.

This boutique hotel was renovated with luxurious details while maintaining all the character we love and adore about his...
04/28/2021
134 Prince – Boutique Hotel with Historic Charm

This boutique hotel was renovated with luxurious details while maintaining all the character we love and adore about historic downtown Annapolis!

Now on Annapolis Discovered!

#historichotel #hotelsandlodgings #134Prince #visitannapolis

134 Prince - Luxury Boutique Hotel

The façade of the freshly minted luxury boutique hotel 134 Prince announces with certainty that guests are in for unparalleled indulgence.

Join us this weekend in #annapolis for May Day! Hosted by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Town- this annual tradition i...
04/27/2021
The Beauty of May Day

Join us this weekend in #annapolis for May Day! Hosted by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Town- this annual tradition is now in its 66th year!

#maydayannapolis2021 #66annapolismayday #mayday #springflowers #mayflowers

Celebrate the beauty of May Day throughout Annapolis, from Main Street to Maryland Avenue!

Join the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park for their Grand Reopening this weekend! The new permanent exhibit is amazing w...
04/23/2021

Join the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park for their Grand Reopening this weekend! The new permanent exhibit is amazing with high tech, interactive exhibits, a holographic waterman and more! Make it a full experience with a little lunch next door at Wild Country Seafood and a heritage sail on the Museum’s 75 ft. Skipjack, Wilma Lee! Details on the website!

https://www.visitannapolis.org/listing/annapolis-maritime-museum-%26-park/821/

#visitannapolis #annapolis #annapolismaritimemuseum #sailinginannapolis #cruises #boating #tours

Join the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park for their Grand Reopening this weekend! The new permanent exhibit is amazing with high tech, interactive exhibits, a holographic waterman and more! Make it a full experience with a little lunch next door at Wild Country Seafood and a heritage sail on the Museum’s 75 ft. Skipjack, Wilma Lee! Details on the website!

https://www.visitannapolis.org/listing/annapolis-maritime-museum-%26-park/821/

#visitannapolis #annapolis #annapolismaritimemuseum #sailinginannapolis #cruises #boating #tours

Annapolis is truly a Museum without Walls!Bones unearthed around Church Circle today during BGE work will be reinterred....
04/21/2021
Maintenance workers discover bones under Church Circle in Annapolis, again

Annapolis is truly a Museum without Walls!

Bones unearthed around Church Circle today during BGE work will be reinterred. #history #visitannapolis #annapolis #churchcircle

https://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland/annapolis/ac-cn-annapolis-burial-site-20210421-20210421-k4vnyk6hi5bqzjbgkbeggs7qp4-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2ZqbyZYESk8-69D_fbZLg8iHFki5W39fiXbraZzY3F_LygfTpx3bE_PdE#icb-arc-story-id

Maintenance crews completing work on Church Circle in Annapolis Wednesday found bones under the roadway, police said.

04/20/2021
Sign of the Hogshead

Although Hogshead is currently closed to the public due to Covid restrictions, take a walk down memory lane with Annapolis Discovered and learn a little more about what life was like for the average person during the 1700's.

#hisorytour #livinghistory #historicannapolis Historic Annapolis #hogshead #annapolis #historianannapolis

Join the Hammond-Harwood House this Wednesday for their Jane Austen Tour. It's a perfect time to get outdoors in #Annapo...
04/19/2021
Jane Austen Tour | Hammond-Harwood House

Join the Hammond-Harwood House this Wednesday for their Jane Austen Tour.

It's a perfect time to get outdoors in #Annapolis!

#VisitAnnapolis #janeausten #historytour #annapolishistory

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/jane-austen-tour-december2020/

Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for a Blue Angels Watch Party! If you have never witnessed the Blue Angels performa...
04/16/2021

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for a Blue Angels Watch Party! If you have never witnessed the Blue Angels performance during Comissioning Week, watching them from a boat is the BEST! Hit the link to book your tickets!

https://72332a.blackbaudhosting.com/72332a/Wilma-Lee-Blue-Angels-Performance-Day

#usna #visitannapolis #annapolis #blueangels #annapolismaritimemuseum Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for a Blue Angels Watch Party! If you have never witnessed the Blue Angels performance during Comissioning Week, watching them from a boat is the BEST! Hit the link to book your tickets!

https://72332a.blackbaudhosting.com/72332a/Wilma-Lee-Blue-Angels-Performance-Day

#usna #visitannapolis #annapolis #blueangels #annapolismaritimemuseum Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for a Scavenger Hunt, on your hunt you will see the avenue through the eyes of the Loocke...
04/16/2021

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for a Scavenger Hunt, on your hunt you will see the avenue through the eyes of the Loockerman family who moved into the house in 1811. Participate by downloading the PDF or play on your mobile device! Details linked!

#livinghistory #historicannapolis #annapolishistory #americanhistory #scavengerhunt

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/hhh-on-md-ave-quest/

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for a Scavenger Hunt, on your hunt you will see the avenue through the eyes of the Loockerman family who moved into the house in 1811. Participate by downloading the PDF or play on your mobile device! Details linked!

#livinghistory #historicannapolis #annapolishistory #americanhistory #scavengerhunt

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/hhh-on-md-ave-quest/

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Preciosa ciudad, la he visitado en varias oportunidades y hemos disfrutado mucho sus restaurantes de mariscos.
Let's save Historic Annapolis and move the state capital to west Baltimore. Then maybe the legislature will pay attention to what the city needs!