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Whitehall Historic House Tours

Tours will be offered on the second Sunday of the month, beginning in July. Please call 410.349.5110, as we are now keeping a list of those interested in the tour.

Upcoming Events

The Paca Plant Sale
Do blue skies of spring make you yearn for bright new color in your garden beds? Does the hustle and bustle of every day life make you dream of a time when life was simple and you could wander among the columbine and hollyhocks? Whatever your dreams, plants new and old await you at Historic Annapolis's Spring Plant Sale. Garden staff and Volunteers are on hand to answer questions. Early admission for HA members at 9am on Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th | 10AM-4PM
William Paca Garden, 3 Martin Street

Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party
Join the Paca Girlfriends for the 6th Annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party, a night of food, fine wine, friendship, flowers and fun that you won't want to miss! Experience the charm of the William Paca house, indulge in culinary creations donated by the area's premiere chefs and stroll through the luxurious English gardens, filled with beautiful rose bushes, an endearing fish-shaped pond and other garden features. All while you enjoy sipping a signature Pacatini.
Wednesday, June 17th | 6PM-9PM
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
$50 general admission
$150 for V.I.P. tickets, early entrance (5:00 pm) for VIP ticket holders
Tickets will go on sale May 1st at 9am.

How Does Your Garden Grow?
Come explore early spring in the William Paca Gardens. We will learn about gardening in the 18th century and create tasty creations from the garden as well as create a memorable addition for your home garden! Advanced registration is strongly encouraged.
Saturday, May 16th | 10AM-12PM
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
$5 per person, advanced registration is recommended
To register online, please click here.

Health and Hygiene in 18th Century Colonial America
You’ve heard the stories—people were shorter back then, women died in childbirth or being burned to death but what was life really like? Come join us for a riveting morning learning about the health and hygiene of colonial Americans and the latest scientific understandings.
Thursday, June 11th | 10AM-11:30AM
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
$10 per person, $8 for HA Members and Volunteers
To register online, please click here.

Mr. Paca's Backyard
Mr. Paca's Backyard is a new program from Historic Annapolis geared to preschoolers, ages three and four. Using famous children's stories, the youngsters explore the 18th century garden of William Paca during the winter, spring and summer.

For an overview and dates of each session, please click here. For more details, and to register, please visit our events calendar.

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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Events

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Six
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Is it possible to plant a rainbow?

With the help of Lois Ehlbert's Planting a Rainbow, the preschoolers will find out how. We will take a walk in the Paca Garden and ... More

Paca Plant Sale, Day One
Saturday, May 09, 2015 - Do blue skies of spring make you yearn for bright new color in your garden beds? Does the hustle and bustle of every day life make you dream of a time when life was simple and... More

Paca Plant Sale, Day Two
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Do blue skies of spring make you yearn for bright new color in your garden beds? Does the hustle and bustle of every day life make you dream of a time when life was simple and... More

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Seven
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - May Day is usually celebrated on May 1st, but we are going to break with tradition and celebrate it today. Have you ever danced around a May Pole? Well, today you will.
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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Come explore early spring in the William Paca Gardens. We will learn about gardening in the 18th century and create tasty creations from the garden as well as create a memorab... More

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Eight
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - We will visit the Paca pond and hunt for the creatures living there. The book In a Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming delightfully illustrates the four seasons in a pond and w... More

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