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For information about Daily Tours please visit the Historic Sites and Museum page above.

Guided Tours of Historic Homes

Begin your Annapolis adventure here, with a guided tour to one of Annapolis’s most historic homes, the William Paca House and Garden.

William Paca House and Garden
The restored home of William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary-era Governor of Maryland, stands today as one of the most elegant landmarks in Annapolis. Guided tours of the house take place hourly on the half-hour. Visitors can take a self-paced tour of the garden at any time during opening hours. The House & Garden also offer a uniquely beautiful outdoor space for weddings and other special occasions, as well as an indoor meeting facility.

Closed January and February
Open from 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sunday.
Tours held every hour on the half hour.
Call (410) 990-4543 for more information.

Historic Hauntings Tours
This year, instead of heading to the usual Haunted House full of unconvincing tricks, come with Historic Annapolis and Watermark on a special ghost tour of Annapolis during the festive month of October. This special Historic Hauntings tours takes guests inside one of Annapolis' most notorious houses - the William Paca House and into the sick room where many entered but some never escaped alive. Only our ghoulish guides can bring you inside this haunted home after dark. No Annapolis visit is complete without a haunted tale or two.

Fridays and Saturdays in October: 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

Group Tours

Treat your group of ten or more to a tour of the William Paca House and Garden, as well as our other historic properties and museums. For a complete list of group tours, including rates, please click here.

For additional questions or to make a reservation, call Jody Dalton, Director of Sales, at 410-990-4538. Or email tours@annapolis.org.

Photo: Scout William, of Hogshead, in the Paca Garden