Annapolis Ongoing Attractions
Sep 15, 2011 10:44PM
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ANNAPOLIS CARRIAGE, intersection of Market Space and Main Street. Explore Annapolis as our fore-fathers did in a horsedrawn carriage. For schedule and fees visit AnnapolisCarriage.com. or phone 410-267-6656/410-349-1660.
ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM, Located in the newly-renovated McNasby Seafood Co. building, the last remaining oyster-packing plant in Annapolis, the museum celebrates the area’s rich maritime heritage with exhibits and programs for all ages, maritime concerts, seminars, and tours to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Unique access to the Chesapeake Bay includes a world-class view, piers for crabbing and fishing, and a small beach to launch your own canoe or kayak. Thurs.–Sunday noon–4 p.m. (Handicap accessible). 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104. Amaritime.org.
ANNAPOLIS TOURS BY WATERMARK, Visitors’ Center at 26 West St. and City Dock, Annapolis. Walk side-by-side, or explore local waterways on the Chesapeake’s largest tourism fleet, with Annapolis’ most experienced tour guides into the history, culture and fun of one of American’s most eventful destinations. Explore the town’s famous landmarks (and some hidden gems) with a colonialdressed tour guide leading the way. Experience the diverse mosaic of places, traditions, arts and celebrations that Annapolis has to offer. 410-268-7601. Watermarkcruises.com.
BANNEKER-DOUGLASS MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY, 84 Franklin St. Beginning Memorial Day Summer Hours: Tue., Wed. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Thu.–Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.–5 Free. 410-216-6180. Bdmuseum.com. BATES LEGACY CENTER, 1101 Smithville St., Annapolis, is housed in the former Bates High School as part of the Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park. The Center houses exhibits related to Wiley H. Bates, the staff and students of the school, and the region’s African American heritage. Open Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., by appointment at all other times. 410-266-5004.
CHARLES CARROLL HOUSE, 107 Duke of Gloucester St. Birthplace of a Declaration of Independence signee. 410-269-1737. Noon–4 p.m. weekends. Free. Call for private tours. Charlescarrollhouse.com.
CHASE-LLOYD HOUSE, 22 Maryland Ave. Open Mon.–Sat. 2–4 p.m. Tours. $2. 410-263-2723.
CHESAPEAKE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 25 Silopanna Rd. Daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., except Wednesdays, which are for groups by appointment. Summer hours 10 a.m.–5 p.m., beginning the weekend school is out.$3 for ages 1 and up. 410-990-1993. Theccm.org.
CAPITAL CITY COLONIALS. See the Historic District of Annapolis from an 18th century viewpoint. Walking and specialty tours with guides in colonial costumes. Regular tours starting April 1 Thurs.–Sun. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Prices vary. (202) 683-8847; jeff@food tourcorp.com, email@example.com. Capitalcitycolonials.com.
HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE, 19 Maryland Ave. A fully restored 1774 residence renowned for its architecture and authentic furnishings. April–Oct., Tues.–Sun. noon–5 p.m. Open for group tours and special events. 410-263-4683. Hammondharwoodhouse.org.
HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS properties include HOGSHEAD at 43 Pinkney St., THE OLD TREASURY BUILDING on State Circle, SHIPLAP HOUSE at 18 Pinkney St., the WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE at 4 Pinkney St., and THE WILLIAM PACA HOUSE & GARDEN (see separate listing, below). Call for hours or group appointments. 410-267-7619. Annapolis.org.
HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS MUSEUM in the St. Clair Wright Center, 99 Main St. The newest addition to Historic Annapolis Foundation properties, HistoryQuest is designed to provide a multimedia perspective to the city’s four centuries of history. Permanent exhibits, self-guided tours, and a video entitled “A Museum Without Walls.” Mon.–Sat 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free, donations suggested. 410-267-6656. Annapolis.org.
MARYLAND STATE HOUSE, 90 State Circle. The oldest state house in continuous use in the nation. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. 410-974-3400. Msa.md.gov.
MITCHELL GALLERY AT ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, 60 College Ave. Features exhibitions of museum-quality works. Tues.–Sun., noon–5 p.m. & Fri., 7–8 p.m. Free. 410-626-2556. Sjca.edu.
PIRATE ADVENTURES invites children to come aboard a pirate ship for treasure-seeking fun in the Annapolis harbor. April 16–Labor Day; weekends only through end of October. 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, and 5:00 p.m. Reservations recommended. 410-263-0002. Chesapeakepirates.com.
SCHOONER WOODWIND CRUISES features a fleet of two beautiful 74-foot wooden schooners that offer public sailing tours, private charters, and special events on the Chesapeake Bay. Prices vary. Two-hour cruises. 410-263-7837. Schoonerwoodwind.com.
TAWES GARDEN, 580 Taylor Ave. Representations of the state’s various geographic areas are featured in this five-acre garden. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Free. 410-260-8189. Dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/tawesgarden.asp.
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY’S ARMEL-LEFTWICH VISITOR CENTER, Gate 1, foot of Prince George St. Films, displays, and interactive exhibits on USNA life. Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Guided tours, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sun., 12:30–3 p.m. $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for students in 1st–12th grade, and free for pre-schoolers. 410-293-8687. Navyonline.com.
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MUSEUM, Gate 3, inside Preble Hall. Collections, exhibits, model ships, and home to USNA Museum Store. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Sun. 12:30–2:30 p.m. (All over 16 require photo ID). Free. 410-293-2108. Usna.edu/museum.
WILLIAM PACA HOUSE AND GARDEN, 186 Prince George St. The fully restored residence and garden of a Declaration of Independence signee. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 12–5 p.m. $8 adults, $5 for ages 6–17, free for children 5 and under. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (last tour at 3:30 p.m.), Sun. noon–5 p.m. 410-267-7619. Annapolis.org.