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Annapolis by Candlelight
Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th
Let Historic Annapolis introduce you to some of the city's finest architecture in this annual walking tour of private homes. The houses on this year's tour are located on King George, Prince George, Maryland Avenue and East Streets.
5:00PM to 9:00PM
$30 General Admission
$25 HA Members and Volunteers
All tickets $35 after November 2
Tickets provide admission to both nights
Please click here to register for this event.

Historic Hauntings Tours
Fridays and Saturdays in October
This October, instead of heading to the usual “haunted house” full of hokey tricks, come with Historic Annapolis and Watermark on a ghost tour of Maryland’s capital city. This special Historic Hauntings tour takes guests inside the William Paca House, one of Annapolis’s most storied old mansions, and into its “sick room,” where many entered but some never escaped alive. Only our ghoulish guides can bring you inside this imposing brick home after dark. No October visit to Annapolis is complete without a haunted tale or two!

Registration Information:
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tour leaves from the Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main Street
$20 for Adults
$14 for Children 3-11
Free for Children 2 and under
Reservations must be made through Watermark at www.watermarkjourney.com or 410-268-7601 x 100

Celebrating Maryland Emancipation
Saturday, October 25 – Saturday, November 1, 2014
Join Historic Annapolis and Annapolis 1864, the City of Annapolis’s Commission on Maryland’s 3rd Constitution and the Abolishment of Slavery, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.

A Taste of History: Colonial Foods
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Come explore the tastes and smells of colonial foods through colonial ingredients and recipes. The program includes a make-and take activity that will bring colonial foods into your own kitchen!

Two sessions:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

$10 for a parent and child
$5 for each additional child
To purchase tickets please click here.

A Hogshead Holiday
Experience an 18th-century Christmas with the lively staff of the Hogshead. Sample the traditional treats the working class enjoyed, and taste the unique beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, they drank. Among the beverages served will be Switzel, a combination of apple cider vinegar, water, cinnamon, and sweetener that was often consumed by farmers and laborers to keep them hydrated. As you enter the candlelit Hogshead, you’ll take a step back in time and our costumed interpreters will regale you with stories of past celebrations. Each ticket purchased enters you into a raffle to win a genuine elk leather shoulder bag, hand-crafted by an expert colonial craftsmen. The leather bag will be on display at the Historic Annapolis Museum Store, 99 Main Street, beginning October 1.

$10 for Adults
Free for Children 12 and under
Reservations Required
To purchase tickets please click here

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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Four Women of Annapolis
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - An evening of Living History with actress Scotti Preston who portrays “Four Women” who once lived in the City of Annapolis. From Sall Wilkes, a slave of Edward Lloyd, IV who l... More

Port Marker, Libation Ceremony
Friday, October 31, 2014 - Annapolis 1864 welcomes Ann Chin for a Libation Ceremony and laying of a Port Marker to identify Annapolis, Maryland’s State Capital as a port of entry for slaves from the Gol... More

Emancipation Day Awards Gala
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Join Historic Annapolis and Annapolis 1864, the City of Annapolis’s Commission on Maryland’s 3rd Constitution and the Abolishment of Slavery, as we celebrate the 150th anniver... More

Emancipation Day Proclamation and State Emancipation Quilt Unveiling
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Quilt to be unveiled in the Old House of Delegates Room, inside of the Capital Building, immediately following the Proclamation.... More

Emancipation Sesquicentennial
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - Before Maryland abolished slavery in 1864, thousands of individuals held in bondage took action to escape from servitude and claim some measure of freedom for themselves. Sen... More

Annapolis by Candelight
Friday, November 07, 2014 - Let Historic Annapolis introduce you to some of the city's finest architecture in this annual walking tour of private homes. The houses on this year's tour are located on King... More

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