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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.
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  • 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 events are held monthly.
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  • 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.
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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 the lifestyle of the Colonial...
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  • 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 Carroll of Annapolis, and...
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  • 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 through Saturday.
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  • 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 Friday, from 10:30 a.m. until...
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  • 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 Hammond-Hardwood House features one of the...
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  • 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 changes related to the statehouse...
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  • 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 1735 until 1737. Tours are...
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  • 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 and lived in the house with...
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  • 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 most weekdays, except when...
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  • 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 and features a replica of the...
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  • 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 was one of the four...
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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.
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  • 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 in 1905, after more than 110...
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  • 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 expedition of U.S. Navy Commander...
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  • 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.
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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 executive, legislative and judicial...
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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. Barber, Patrick O'Brien, Steven...
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  • 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 artifacts form the Eastport...
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  • 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 shop, guided walking tours of...
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  • 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 official repository of African...
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  • Barge House

    723 Second Street
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    Adjacent to the McNasby Oyster Company Building
    410-295-0104

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  • 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 archaeology museum which explores...
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  • 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, with exhibits changing monthly. ...
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  • 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, sculptures, photography, and...
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  • 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 changing exhibitions of significant...
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  • 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 the Navy in the United States...
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  • 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 and was rebuilt around 1810. ...
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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, including a "Western...
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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 Annapolis history. Enough food is...
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  • 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 United States Naval Academy. ...
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  • 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 Print Shop, "Grand Houses of...
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  • 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, State House, and Governor’s...
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  • 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, and Rebels to Statesmen:...
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  • 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 and stories."
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  • 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 sightseeing cruises, group...
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  • 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 cruises, private cruises, wine...
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