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Hogshead will be open the following dates:

Sunday, June 15: 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, June 22: 10 am – 2 pm

Start your exploration of Annapolis: Museum Without Walls™
at Hogshead.

This modest wood-frame structure with a gambrel roof is a rare surviving example of a building type that was common in 18th-century Annapolis. It was just this sort of inexpensive rental housing that the new state government pressed into service as barracks for military recruits during the Revolutionary War. Today, visitors learn what life was like for the “lower and middling sort” in early Maryland through an interactive experience with guides dressed in colonial attire and the opportunity to see and handle authentic and reproduction artifacts.

43 Pinkney Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Hours and Admission

Hours (April – November):
Hogshead is currently only open for special programs approximately once per month. Please call 410.990.4543 to check hours.

Admission Fees:
Admission to Hogshead is pay-what-you-wish. Your donation supports HA’s mission-driven programs, exhibits, and educational outreach.

Directions and Parking

43 Pinkney Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Hogshead is conveniently located near City Dock in the downtown Colonial Annapolis Historic District. It is just steps away from a variety of restaurants and shops, and other interesting sites and museums.

Public parking is not available at Hogshead. Annapolis offers an abundance of parking and transportation options. Visit for the most up-to-date information on parking in downtown Annapolis. 

Street parking surrounding Hogshead is limited to two-hour (or less) paid parking for guests. Please note that street parking may be metered or may require the use of the Parkmobile app.

Several parking garages are just a short walk from Hogshead. Click here for walking directions from nearby parking garages.

History of Hogshead

This early 19th-century gambrel-roofed building is similar to the modest wood frame structures that housed many colonial Annapolis families as well as fresh recruits to Revolutionary War service. Beginning in April 1777, the State of Maryland billeted recruits waiting to join Continental Army units in vacant and inexpensive rental houses throughout Annapolis. Most of these men stayed in the capital city only a few days or weeks before shipping out.

43 Pinkney Street had seriously deteriorated by the late 1960s, when it was targeted for preservation in a project jointly undertaken by Historic Annapolis and the State of Maryland and partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Restoration professionals retained much of the original timber framing but replaced the building’s exterior siding and roof covering. The interior is now a mixture of old and new material. The strengthened original stair leads to the second story, which has original flooring, board partition walls, and trim. The cellar had been filled in the 19th century, but it was re-excavated to reveal a brick floor, a simple barrel-lined sump, a large cooking fireplace, and a beehive bake oven.

Group Tours and Field Trips

Group tours and field trips at any Historic Annapolis site can be arranged by appointment with advance notice.

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To book, please contact us at or call 410.990.4514.