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Historic Annapolis' Popular Virtual Lecture Series Continues

Thursday, September 3, 2020

This fall, Historic Annapolis has a full line up of educational, engaging, and fun virtual lectures scheduled. Each Thursday night, guests are given the opportunity to get comfortable on the couch, grab a beverage, and invite the presenter into their living rooms via Zoom. Learn More »

Hamilton, the Man and the Musical

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Alexander Hamilton has always been known as a central player in America’s early history, but the smash Broadway musical Hamilton has focused new attention on the life and career of this fascinating individual. Join Historic Annapolis on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 7 pm - 9 pm for an entertaining two-hour virtual presentation by Dr. Dan Sherman which will explore Hamilton’s life and his depiction on stage. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis Statement on Racial Injustice

Monday, June 8, 2020

Historic Annapolis strives to be a leading community resource in preserving and promoting Annapolis’s history. Along with this goal is our belief that we have a responsibility to share Annapolis's full history and to speak to the many stories of our past. Our organization is committed to working with City leadership, our partner organizations, and the broader preservation community to honor the diversity of Annapolis.Learn More »

Decorative Arts Tours Return

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

If you are interested in a more in-depth tour of the William Paca House, you will not want to miss the 2020 Decorative Arts Tours. Led by Curator of Collections, Robin Matty, the tours take place on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm throughout the spring, summer and fall. Learn More »

Join the Revolution!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Historic Annapolis invites you to follow in William Paca’s footsteps as he becomes a promising young lawyer, a Son of Liberty, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of Maryland’s first governors. Learn More »

A Return to 1774

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

You may have seen the scaffolding covering the historic James Brice House at the corner of Prince George and East streets. Historic Annapolis is leading this significant restoration of one of the city’s most outstanding examples of colonial architecture. You are invited to learn more about this undertaking on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5:30 pm at O’Brien’s restaurant.Learn More »

Maryland Women Make Their Mark

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Everyone knows the story of Harriet Tubman, one of Maryland’s most prominent historical figures. But, do you know the first woman elected to both Maryland’s House of Delegates and the Senate?  How about Laura Petty, a migrant worker, or the girl’s robotics team that competed in a tournament in southern Maryland?Learn More »

Historic Annapolis President and CEO Wins MHT Leadership Award

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Historic Annapolis is proud to announce that Robert C. Clark, President and CEO of Historic Annapolis, was awarded a 2020 Maryland Preservation Award in the Category of Outstanding Individual Leadership on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Miller Senate Building in downtown Annapolis.Learn More »

Celebrate a Colonial Holiday with Historic Annapolis

November 22, 2019

Historic Annapolis cordially invites you to celebrate a colonial holiday on Saturday, December 7, 2019 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. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis Presents Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and the historic walk on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Historic Annapolis is pleased to host a panel discussion on the history of the Apollo Space Program on Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 3-5 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street Annapolis.  The event is free, however reservations are required as space is limited.  Reservations can be made at or by calling 410-626-1033. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis presents the 28th annual Annapolis by Candlelight tour

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A crisp autumn evening is the perfect time to walk through a historic neighborhood in Annapolis. The experience is made even better when the doors to some of Annapolis’s most beautiful homes are open and you are welcomed inside. This November, Historic Annapolis is excited to present the annual Annapolis by Candlelight tour. Learn More »

Celebrate July 4th at the Home of William Paca, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Friday, June 28, 2019

Historic Annapolis (HA) is hosting its annual Fourth of July event at the William Paca House on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Each year, the event draws both locals and tourists to celebrate the birth of our nation at the home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a three-term Governor of Maryland. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to witness a Naturalization Ceremony, and tour two of HA's historic properties - the William Paca House and Hogshead, and celebrate the Fourth in the heart of Annapolis. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis Happy Hour Series Returns on May 16 with "A Day at the Races"

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The popular Historic Annapolis Happy Hour Series returns on Thursday May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, and September 19. Each Happy Hour takes place at the William Paca House and Garden, located at 186 Prince George Street, from 5 pm - 7 pm.  The cost for each Happy Hour is $15 for Historic Annapolis Members, $18 for Non-Members, and includes one drink ticket and light fare.  Additional drink tickets are available for purchase. Reservations are encouraged, but not required and can be made at  Learn More »

Historic Annapolis Hire Michael Day to Oversee Capital Projects

Monday, January 28, 2019

Historic Annapolis (HA) is very pleased to announce that, as of January 22, 2019 Michael Day began serving as the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Capital Projects. This hire comes less than a month after Mr. Day retired from his former position at the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) where he served as Deputy Director/Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and Chief, Office of Preservation Services for more than 33 years. Learn More »

Changes to the Historic Annapolis Museum and Store

Thursday, January 24, 2019

As of January 31, 2019, the Historic Annapolis Museum and Store located at 99 Main Street will be closing temporarily to create a new and inviting space for its upcoming permanent exhibit on the history of Annapolis. The Museum will remain closed until the new exhibit opens in 2020. The Store will be relocating to its former home at 77 Main Street and re-open in early February 2019. Learn More »

Celebrate a Colonial Holiday with Historic Annapolis

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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.  Learn More »

Annapolis City Dock Public Forums

Friday, October 19, 2018

Annapolis residents are encouraged to publicly comment during an Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (ULI TAP) analysis of redevelopment opportunities and preservation pressures facing the historic Annapolis City Dock.  This ULI TAP, a gathering of national experts in the fields of architecture, economic development, urban development, transportation, and preservation, will host a one-hour community input session next Tuesday, October 23, at 5:30 pm at the Annapolis City Hall Council Chambers.  Residents, along with representatives from business, government, development, design and environmental sectors, are welcome to attend this listening session.  Reservations are not required.   Learn More »

Annapolis City Dock Named to List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Annapolis’s City Dock to its 2018 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. Almost 300 places have been on the list over its 31-year history, and in that time, fewer than five percent of listed sites have been lost. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis Happy Hour Returns with a Garden Party Murder Mystery

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Historic Annapolis is pleased to announce the return of the popular HA Tuesdays Happy Hours.  This year's Happy Hours will all have a unique theme.  
On Tuesday, June 5, at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, from 5pm-7pm, Historic Annapolis will present “Murder Most Floral: A Garden Party Murder Mystery”. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis to host William Paca Garden Plant Sale

April 24, 2017

Join Historic Annapolis on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 for the Annual William Paca Garden Plant Sale. Hours on Saturday May 13, are 10 am to 4pm, with Historic Annapolis members gaining early admission at 9:30. Sunday May 14, hours are from noon to 4pm. Enter at 1 Martin Street. Visit for more information or call 410-267-7619. Learn More »

Historic Annapolis to hold Holiday Open House

December 1, 2016

Historic Annapolis is pleased to announce the Holiday Open House at the William Paca House, located at 186 Prince George Street and Hogshead, located at 42 Pinkney Street, where living historians will bring the colonial holiday celebration to life. The event will be held on December 17 from 4pm to 7pm. Admission to the Holiday Open House is free for Historic Annapolis members and $10 general admission, which includes both sites. Holiday activities and light refreshments will be included. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged and can be made at Learn More »

Historic Annapolis Issues Preservation Awards

October 13, 2016

Each year at its Annual Meeting in October, Historic Annapolis recognizes property owners who have preserved and protected the historic fabric of their property in Annapolis.  Awards are given to individuals, groups or projects that have exemplified dedication to the philosophy and actions of preserving our city through its architecture, design, and culture.   Learn More »

Historic Annapolis to host Good Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

October 12, 2016

Historic Annapolis, in partnership with Maryland Public Television, will host Good Neighbor Day, a fun and educational day for kids and families to learn about what it means to be a positive member of the community. Daniel Tiger, the title character of the PBS Kids show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, will be present and helping kids celebrate their neighborhoods. Good Neighbor Day will be held at the William Paca House and Gardens from 10am to 1pm on October 22. Admission to the event is free. Learn More »