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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Attractions in Annapolis, Maryland

Amusements

  • Annapolis Pottery
    40 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Located Across from the State House
    410-268-6153, The only working pottery in the historic district, the Annapolis Pottery was established in 1969. Today visitors can watch potters creating a wide variety of pieces.  more info  map

  • Chesapeake Children's Museum
    25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
    410-990-1993, Visitors of the Chesapeake Children's Museum will enjoy a picnic area, nature trail, hands-on exhibits, an art and science workshop space, and weekly programs. Special... more info  map

  • Putter Falls Mini Golf
    1257 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD 21012
    Severna Park Golf Center
    410-647-8618, This state-of-the-art miniature golf course features an 8-foot rock waterfall. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Barracks, The
    43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-267-7619, This small residence is a good example of the type of quarters that would have been used by American soldiers in the Revolutionary War. It is furnished so as to depict... more info  map

  • Charles Carroll - House of Annapolis
    107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Located Behind Saint Mary's Church
    410-269-1737, This historically significant house was the home of three important generations of Carrolls: Charles Carroll the Settler, the first Attorney General of Maryland; Charles... more info  map

  • Chase Lloyd House
    22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-2723, This historic Georgian townhouse was built by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is open for tours from March 1 until December 30, Monday... more info  map

  • Government House
    State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Across the Street from the Maryland State House
    410-260-3930, The Government House has been the official residence of the governor of Maryland and his family since 1870. Tours of the Government House are on Monday, Wednesday, and... more info

  • Hammond-Hardwood House
    19 Maryland Aveune, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Lcoated in Downtown Annapolis
    410-263-4683, America’s “most beautiful Anglo-Palladian house” was built by English architect William Buckland for wealthy tobacco planter Matthias Hammond. The... more info  map

  • Maryland State House
    91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-974-3400, The Maryland State House is the oldest American statehouse in continuous use for legislative and governing purposes. Along with exhibits that depict the history and... more info  map

  • Old Treasury Building
    State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-267-8149, Located on the grounds of the Maryland State House, this is the oldest public building in Maryland. It was first built and used for the issuing of paper currency from... more info  map

  • Shiplap House
    18 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-267-7619, One of the oldest surviving buildings in Annapolis, the Shiplap House is a former tavern that became a home to Nathan Hammond, a merchant who operated a dry goods store... more info  map

  • United States Navy Academy Chapel
    121 Blake Street, Annapolis, MD 21402
    410-293-1100, Known as the “Cathedral of the Navy,” this chapel contains historic Tiffany windows, a POW-MIA pew, and a votive ship. The Naval Academy Chapel is open for visitors... more info  map

  • Waterfront Warehouse
    4 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-267-7619, A rare surviving example of the small Annapolis waterfront warehouses in the 18th and early 19th centuries, this dockside warehouse is now a museum that is open daily... more info  map

  • William Paca House and Garden
    186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-990-4543, An elegant National Historic Landmark restored by Historic Annapolis Foundation, the William Paca House was one of the first five-part Georgian homes in Annapolis. Paca... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Annapolis City Dock
    Located in the Historic District
    A favorite for locals and tourists, the City Dock is the site of the many shops and restaurants and the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial.  more info  map

  • Crypt of John Paul Jones
    121 Blake Street, Annapolis, MD 21402
    Enshrined beneath the Naval Academy Chapel is the crypt of the Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones, America's first Naval hero. His remains were returned to America... more info  map

  • Matthew Henson Memorial
    Located at The Maryland State House
    The plaque in the rotunda of the Maryland State House honors the memory of Matthew Henson, the first man to reach the North Pole, on April 6, 1906, during the Artic... more info  map

  • Statue of Tecumseh
    121 Blake Street, Annapolis, MD 21402
    United States Naval Academy
    410-263-6933, Located in front of Bancroft Hall, this statue is a bronze replica of the wooden figurehead that once graced the bow of the USS Delaware. more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Maryland State Archives
    350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-260-6400, The Maryland State Archives is Maryland’s permanent records depository. It features materials to help research family histories, as well as colonial and state... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Annapolis Marine Art Gallery
    110 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-4100, One of the busiest art galleries in the area and the only gallery on the city dock, the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery specializes in marine and maritime art. John M.... more info  map

  • Annapolis Maritime Museum
    723 Second Street; P.O. Box 3088, Annapolis, MD 21403
    410-295-0104, "Dedicated to preserving and commemorating the maritime heritage of Annapolis and the neighboring waters of the Chesapeake Bay," this museum features historic maritime... more info  map

  • Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center
    121 Blake Street, Annapolis, MD 21402
    Located at the United States Naval Academy
    410-263-6933, The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, pictorial displays, a theatre showing the award-winning film, "To Lead and to Serve," an extensive gift... more info  map

  • Banneker-Douglass Museum
    84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Located in the Old Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church
    410-216-6180, Named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to preserving Maryland's African American heritage. As the state's... more info  map

  • Barge House
    723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
    Adjacent to the McNasby Oyster Company Building
    410-295-0104,  more info  map

  • Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
    10515 Mackall Road, Annapolis, MD 20685
    Located 34 Miles South in St. Leonard
    410-586-8500, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, located along two and a half miles of Patuxent River waterfront and St. Leonard Creek in Calvert County, is a state history and... more info  map

  • Maryland Federation of Art Gallery on the Circle
    18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Located in the Historic District
    410-268-4566, Begun in 1968, by a group of local artists, this gallery promotes and exhibits local artworks and is an outlet for regional artists who work in all media and styles,... more info  map

  • McBride Gallery
    215 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-267-7077, The largest art gallery in Annapolis, the McBride Gallery exhibits and sells the finest contemporary art. It features several rooms of original pastels, watercolors,... more info  map

  • Mitchell Art Gallery
    60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Located in Mellon Hall at St. John's College
    410-626-2556, The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery is Anne Arundel County's only climate- and security-controlled fine art facility. The Mitchell Art Gallery regularly features... more info  map

  • U.S. Naval Academy Museum
    118 Maryland Aveune, Annapolis, MD 21402
    Located in Preble Hall
    410-293-2108, The Naval Academy Museum exhibits ship models, flags, paintings, uniforms, swords, firearms, nautical instruments, and personal memorabilia that relate to the history of... more info  map

  • Victualling Warehouse
    77 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-268-5576, Now the Museum Store, this two-story brick building, just across from the City Dock, stored provisions for local troops during the Revolutionary War. It burned in 1790... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
    580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-260-8189, Named in honor of Mrs. J. Millard Tawes, a former first lady of Maryland, this five-acre botanical park offers representations of various geographic regions of Maryland,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Annapolis Food Tours
    101 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-295-9715, A walking tour featuring frequent food tastings blended with history, humor and fun in the historic district. You will digest delicious food, as well as a bit of... more info

  • Annapolis Walkabout
    223 South Cherry Grove Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-8253, Annapolis Walkabout offers two-hour walking tours of the historic district, offering insight on Annapolis' colonial history and architecture. The tour includes the... more info  map

  • Capital City Colonials
    410-295-9715, Capital City Colonials are walking guides and colonial entertainers who provide tours of the historic district of Annapolis. Tour selections include the Green Family... more info

  • Discover Annapolis Tours
    26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Visitor Center
    410-626-6000, Trolley Tours introduce visitors to local history, architecture, and trivia passing through residential areas and the waterfront. See the exterior of the Naval Academy,... more info  map

  • Historic Annapolis Foundation Tours
    18 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Located in the Shiplap House
    410-267-7619, The Historic Annapolis Foundation features four themed walking tours, Annapolis Highlights, A City Divided: Annapolis during the Civil War, African-American Annapolis,... more info  map

  • Them Eastport Oyster Boys
    521 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
    410-280-3945, Jefferson Holland and Kevin Brooks provide "a knee tapping, toe-slapping, comical musical history tour of Annapolis, Eastport and the Chesapeake through original songs... more info  map

  • Watermark
    P.O. Box 3350, Annapolis, MD 21403
    Annapolis City Dock
    410-268-7601, Formed through the merger of Three Centuries Tours of Annapolis and Watermark Cruises, Watermark's friendly and knowledgeable guides offer historic walking tours, public... more info  map

  • Woodwind & Woodwind II
    80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    Downtown at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
    410-263-8994, Climb aboard and relax as Woodwind sails from the historic Annapolis waterfront, past the Naval Academy and cruises into the Chesapeake Bay. Two-hour public sailing... more info

  

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