Annapolis Tours by Watermark's Squire Frederick Taylor Honored with Award
Nov 13, 2013 04:57PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
Frederick Taylor is presented with the “Interpreter of the Year Award” by Four Rivers Heritage Area at the 10th Annual Heritage Awards held at Annapolis Maritime Museum on November 7, 2013.
Director of Land Operations for Watermark Heather Skipper says, “I’m extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that Squire Frederick puts into each and every journey that he provides to the guests and clients of Watermark. He spent years researching and perfecting his role of Francis Scott Key and it shows. Frederick immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake region and has a great time doing it!” Taylor, also known as Squire Fred or “Frankie” when he’s portraying Francis Scott Key has been guiding with Annapolis Tours, which merged with Watermark in 2004, since 1997.
Taylor is a graduate of University of Maryland and a retired career NSA employee. A professional actor, Taylor can also sometimes be found performing at Annapolis’ Colonial Players Theater. At Watermark, Fred is often requested by group leaders to lead their tours and he receives many positive reviews online and in print. A recent reviewer said, “My wife and I took Squire Frederick’s tour Saturday morning. He was superb in every dimension – knowledge, fun-loving, humorous, perfect in character, respect for history, and respect for the sacred – in every way the best! Congratulations to you and him for a great experience.”
In his role as the Official Towne Crier of Annapolis, Taylor is requested to present proclamations at City and County events far and wide. He has introduced wedding parties, led tours on land, on the water and by motorcoach. To learn more about hosting Francis Scott Key at your personal event, taking a tour with Squire Fred or having him make proclamations as the Annapolis Towne Crier for your special occasion, call 410-268-7601 or visit www.annapolistours.com.