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Annapolis By Candlelight

Date: Friday, November 4, Saturday, November 5, 2016

Date End: November 5, 2016

Location: Historic Annapolis District


A crisp autumn evening is the perfect time to walk through one of the historic neighborhoods of Annapolis. The experience is even better when the doors to some of the homes are open and you are invited inside. Each year in early November, Historic Annapolis showcases privately-owned historic houses on its popular Annapolis by Candlelight tour. Visitors see how 21st-century Annapolitans care for and live in buildings built in the 20th, 19th, or 18th century. Each house is a reminder of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Maryland’s capital city and illustrates the practical and aesthetic benefits of effective historic preservation. To see the tour program CLICK HERE

5 pm – 9 pm

Location:  Houses will be located along Church Circle, Duke of Gloucester and Market Streets, and Shipwright Harbor


Membership Special: $100

Become a member at the $100 Sponsor level and get 2 complimentary tickets to Annapolis by Candlelight.  

Membership benefits include (click here for a full list of benefits):

  • Unlimited admission to the William Paca House and Garden
  • 10% discount in HA retail store
  • Complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate Membership
    • Reciprocal Admission/Discount benefits are more than 50 Smithsonian Affiliate Museums across the country
    • One-year subscription to Smithsonian magazine


General Tour Information

Tour Sites

1 Shipwright Harbor (Members Only)

162 Conduit Street, Annapolis Masonic Lodge, No. 89

96 Market Street

86 Market Street

8 Church Circle

203 Duke of Gloucester Street

112 Duke of Gloucester Street

St. Anne's Church (Church open Friday only from 6:15pm -9pm; Churchyard open Friday & Saturday 5pm-9pm)


To download the full tour program CLICK HERE


Will Call

You may pick up your tour buttons, program and flashlights (while supplies last) at the following locations and times:

Historic Annapolis Museum Store

Thursday, November 3 from 10am-5pm

Friday, November 4 from 10am - 5pm

Saturday, November 5 from 10am-5pm


Anne Arundel County Courthouse, 8 Church Circle and stop #1 on the Tour

Friday, November 4 from 4:45pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, November 5 from 4:45pm-8:30pm




Parking on residential road are restricted for resident parking.  For a map of the the area's parking options



Members Only House

The house located at 1 Shipwright Harbor is reserved for members and sponsors of Historic Annapolis.  If you are not a member and would like to upgrade your ticket, please call 410.349.5110, or ask at one of the Will Call Locations.  We are running a great membership special for New Members Only - Join at the $100 level and receive 2 complimentary tickets to Annapolis by Candlelight, and a full-year of membership benefits including Smithsonian Magazine..  If you've already bought tickets, you would only need to pay the difference in what you paid for your tickets and $100. 


General Tour Information

The tour is a self-paced, self-guided tour.  Your Annapolis by Candlelight program will have a map that will guide you to the sites.  You may tour the home in any order that you wish.


At each site, volunteers will be inside to guide you through and share information with you about the sites history.


The tour is held rain or shine!


Tickets are non-refundable


Flat-soled walking shoes are a must as they are safer, don't damage historic wood floors, and are much more comfortable for strolling the uneven historic streets and sidewalks of Annapolis.


Please remember to be respectful of private property.  Please refrain from touching walls, furniture, or any decorative objects.


Please be aware that private homes are not handicap accessible and wheelchairs can not be accommodated in private historic homes.


Restaurant Discounts

Many of the area restaurants are offering discounts to patrons wearing their Annapolis by Candlelight buttons. Please note that discounts apply only to food and do not include alcohol, tax and gratuity. 


Special Offer

Complimentary Sample of Irish Egg Nog

Galway Bay, 63 Maryland Avenue, 410.263.8333


20% Discount

Luna Blue Ristorante Italiano, 36 West Street, 410.267.9950

Baroak, 126 West Street, 410.295.3225


15% Discount

Buddy's Crabs & Ribs, 100 Main Street, 410.626.1100

Cafe Normandie, 185 Main Street, 410.263.3382

Federal House Bar and Grille, 22 Market Space, 410.268.5160

Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge, 169 West Street, 410.280.5160


10% Discount

Charlie's Bar at Mangia, 31 Main Street, 410.268.1350

Middleton Tavern, 2 Market Space, 410.263.3323

O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Restaurant, 113 Main Street, 410.268.6288




Sponsorship opportunities available, visit Annapolis.org for more information.

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