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Whitehall Historic House Tours

Tours are now available on the following Sunday's: July 12th, August 9th, and September 13th. These tours run every half hour, the first being at 1pm and the final being at 4:30pm. To register, please click on the desired date below:

Sunday, July 12th
Sunday, August 9th
Sunday, September 13th

Upcoming Events

4th of July Celebration

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Admission; no reservations required
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

10:00 am—11:00 am Join Historic Annapolis in welcoming thirty-five new citizens into the American family at the 9th annual naturalization ceremony held at the William Paca House & Garden. Robert Clark, President of Historic Annapolis, will host the ceremony, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates for citizenship. Annapolis High School’s NJROTC unit will provide a cadet color guard, and the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis will lead the singing of the national anthem and perform a selection of patriotic songs.
11:00 am– 12:00pm Concert by Maggie Sansone, hammered dulcimer artist
11:00 am – 4:30 pm Living History in the William Paca House! Come meet Mr. and Mrs. Paca and other Annapolitains as they debate the importance of independence. Tours Are offered every 30 minutes and hands-on activities will be on-going!
2:00 Mr. and Mrs. Paca will join the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence at 2:00 pm to ring the Liberty Bell on St. John’s College.

Admission is FREE for the whole day, so bring the family to enjoy an entertaining and inspiring day!

The second annual Blazers. Bourbon. Cigars will be held on September 24th, 2015 at the Historic William Paca House & Garden.
Both longtime residents and newcomers will come together to enjoy a fun filled evening with blazers, bourbon and cigars. This event was established to provide a premier Gentlemen’s only evening in Annapolis with wonderful food, drinks, cigars and clothiers, from both local and afar.This will be a gathering of the “who’s who” in Annapolis, including local residents, as well as those traveling from surrounding areas such as Washington, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore. To register:
Host Committee (full benefits listed here)
VIP Admission
General Admission ($75 full price after 8/15)

Teacher's Workshop
Explore Chesapeake slave history & culture through this hand-on
workshop designed to enhance storytelling techniques for K-12 educators! Leave with a Bag of Resources to return to school with! This free workshop features storyteller Dylan Pritchett.

Thursday, July 30 | Two sessions available
9am-12pm Elementary & Middle Educators & 2-5pm High School Educators
James Brice House | 42 East Street, Annapolis
To register, please email Lisa Robbins, VP of Education and Interpretation: lisa.robbins@annapolis.org

Follow the Fleet

“Follow the Fleet” is a new website developed by Historic Annapolis to tell the story of war and peace in the Chesapeake Bay region from April 1814 to April 1815. It gives special attention to Maryland, its capital city, and a few people, both famous and ordinary, whose lives were changed by the events of that year. One of the individuals highlighted in “Follow the Fleet” is William ‘Rolla’ Ross, a 14-year-old fugitive slave whose exciting story is also featured in the Historic Annapolis exhibit Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake. Just as Annapolitans anxiously followed the movements of the British fleet as its ships prowled the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers 200 years ago, visitors to “Follow the Fleet” can track the dramatic military action that occurred all around the region during the final months of the War of 1812.

To visit the website, please visit www.followthefleet.org

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Independence Day Celebration at a Signer’s Home and Garden
Saturday, July 04, 2015 - William Paca was one of the four Maryland men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Celebrate America’s birthday by touring the grand Georgian mansion that he b... More

Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony
Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Join Historic Annapolis in welcoming new citizens into the American family at the 9th annual naturalization ceremony held at the William Paca House & Garden. Robert Clark, Pr... More

Archaeology of Historic Annapolis
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - Come learn about the archaeology that has been down at the William Paca House, the James Brice House and at 99 Main Street. How do broken artifacts tell us about the people wh... More

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