Experience Annapolis: A Museum Without Walls™
with our specially curated group tours.
Walk in the footsteps of ancestors as you stroll between our multiple sites on the picturesque streets of the Historic District. Visit iconic landmarks, step inside historic homes, wander through a colonial garden, and explore over 400 years of the diverse history of Annapolis.
Let Historic Annapolis, the leading history and preservation organization in Maryland’s capital city, design a group tour to reflect your group’s interests, time constraints, and accessibility needs.
Historic Annapolis is pleased to offer advance reservation group tours for parties of 10 or more for our sites.
Museum of Historic Annapolis
Begin your Annapolis adventure at the Museum of Historic Annapolis, where you’ll explore Annapolis: An American Story. This chronological overview of the history of Annapolis includes an inspiring film, colorful exhibits, and an amazing collection of objects. You’ll step into the dramatic stories of Annapolis and its diverse people – revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice – who helped to shape our American story across more than 400 years.
William Paca House and Garden
Step inside one of Annapolis’s most historic homes, the 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 National Historic Landmarks in Annapolis. Stroll through an 18th century colonial garden – sure to engage all the senses!
Exclusive garden tours are led by our knowledgeable Garden Guides, who will share much information and answer any questions you may have about the history of the garden and the exceptional plant collections within.
Hogshead at 43 Pinkney Street is an early 19th-century building similar to the modest wood frame structures that housed many colonial Annapolitans and new recruits to revolutionary service. Today, it serves as an interactive, hands-on museum and historic landmark, offering visitors the opportunity to experience what life was like during the 1700s in Annapolis.
Hogshead visitors will see, hear, and touch what life entailed for frontiersmen, soldiers in the Revolutionary War, and enslaved and indentured workers. Here, you can pick up the heavy weight of a musket and feel what it would have been like to go hunting centuries ago.
James Brice House
Due to current restoration, tours of the James Brice House are not available at this time.
Where do buses drop off?
Bus loading and unloading depends upon starting location, drop off occurs on Green Street or College Avenue. Buses can park at the USNA stadium.
Where should cars park?
Please see Annapolis parking suggestions at www.annapolisparking.com.
How is the accessibility at your sites?
All our sites are in historic buildings. The Museum of Historic Annapolis is fully accessible with a ramp and elevator. The William Paca Garden terrace is also accessible. The William Paca House and Hogshead have multiple staircases.
Are there restrooms?
Yes, there are accessible restrooms in the Museum of Historic Annapolis and the William Paca House. There are no restrooms at Hogshead or the Waterfront Warehouse.
Where can my group have lunch or a snack?
The Paca Garden Terrace is available for groups to enjoy lunch or snacks brought from home. Additional costs may apply.