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May's Ongoing Attractions

May 08, 2012 07:28PM ● By Anonymous

In and Around Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM, Located in the historic 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.

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 colonial-dressed tour guide leading the way. Experience the diverse mosaic of places, traditions, arts and celebrations that Annapolis has to offer. 410-268-7601.

BANNEKER-DOUGLASS MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY, 84 Franklin St. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Free. 410-216-6180.

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. Call for available public and private tours.

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 lets out.$3 for ages 1 and up. 410-990-1993.

CAPITAL CITY COLONIALS. See the Historic District of Annapolis from an 18th century viewpoint. Walking and specialty tours with guides in colonial costumes. Tours available Saturdays 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Prices vary. 202-683-8847.

HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE, 19 Maryland Ave. A 1774 residence renowned for its architecture and authentic furnishings. Open daily noon–5 p.m., closed Mondays. Open for group tours and special events. 410-263-4683.

HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS MUSEUM in the St. Clair Wright Center, 99 Main St. The newest addition to Historic Annapolis Foundation properties, History-Quest 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.

MARYLAND STATE HOUSE, 90 State Circle. The oldest state house in continuous use in the nation. Open daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 410-946-5400.

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.

QUIET WATERS PARK, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd. A 340-acre park abutting the South River and featuring visitor center with art exhibits, playground, walking/hiking trails, picnic areas, dog park, ice rink, sculpture garden, and more. Open 7 a.m.–dusk, closed Tuesdays. $6 per vehicle daily. 410-222-1777.

SCHOONER WOODWIND, 80 Compromise St. Sailing cruises on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. Day and evening cruises continue in-season through October. Call for schedule and rates. 410-263-7837.

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.

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 preschoolers. 410-293-8687.

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MUSEUM, Gate 3, inside Preble Hall. Collections, exhibits, model ships, and home to USNA Museum Store. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (All over 16 require photo ID). Free. 410-293-2108.

WILLIAM PACA HOUSE AND GARDEN, 186 Prince George St. The fully restored residence and garden of a Declaration of Independence signee. Closed through February 10. Reopens February 11 through March 25 and open Saturdays from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays noon–5 p.m. Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. $8 adults, $5 for ages 6–17, free for children 5 and under. 410-267-7619.