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Celebrate a Colonial Holiday with Historic Annapolis

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Contact: Carrie Kiewitt
Phone: 410.626.1033

Celebrate a Colonial Holiday with Historic Annapolis

Historic Annapolis cordially invites you to celebrate a colonial holiday on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Visit both the William Paca House (186 Prince George Street) and Hogshead (43 Pinkney Street) for a variety of activities to celebrate the season with a touch of history. The cost to visit both sites is $10 for adults, $5 for children, free for children 3 and under.  All holiday activities and light refreshments are included with admission. Tickets are available at the door, or reservations can made at or by calling 410-267-7619.

William Paca House

Stroll through the Paca House at this premier holiday event of the season. The year is 1770, and William and Mary Paca and their friends, brought to life by the Annapolis Living Historians, are preparing for the upcoming festivities. Mrs. Paca is in her bedchamber with Mrs. Brice, Mrs. Hall, and Mrs. Eden getting ready for the party and talking about plans for Mrs. Brice’s new home being built just next door. While others, Mr. Paca, Mr. Bordley, Mrs. Ogle, Mr. Worthington, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll, Governor Eden, Colonel Sharpe, and Mr. Eddis remain downstairs playing cards, discussing recent political events, plans for a new theatre in town, and the latest gossip. This is a time for celebration and the Paca’s guests fill the home with laughter, games, and music. 
After you experience the colonial holiday for yourself, venture to the basement of the Paca House where you can create your own handcrafted ornament and pomander, a fragrant decoration made of citrus fruit and spices and enjoy a few sweet treats.


Take a stroll down to “Hogshead Tavern” to continue the celebration with the middling sort.  Enter the humble tavern where fun and frolic await you. Fiddle music greets you as the tavern keeper and his wife invite you to join in the dancing, playing of colonial games of chance, and tasting of colonial treats of day. 


About Historic Annapolis

Established in 1952, Historic Annapolis is the leading nonprofit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. Our mission is to Preserve and Protect the historic places, objects, and stories of Maryland’s capital city, and provide engaging experiences that Connect people to the area’s diverse heritage. For more information or to get involved with Historic Annapolis, visit


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