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Museum of Historic Annapolis

Annapolis: An American Story is now open!

Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Holiday Hours (through December 31): 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Tuesday – Thursday

Winter Hours (January 1 – March 30):
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Monday – Thursday

Face masks are optional at the Museum.

Hotbed of the Revolution!  

Catalyst for Civil Rights!  

Home of the U.S. Naval Academy!  

Heart of the Chesapeake! 

Annapolis is all these things – and more. Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis and explore three floors of exhibitions and stories in our historic building at 99 Main Street. Annapolis: An American Story is the perfect first stop where you can begin your discovery of Annapolis, A Museum Without Walls™.

Annapolis: An American Story shares 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.

An inspiring film, chronological and colorful exhibits, and an amazing collection of objects provide a fun learning experience, spark visitor interests, and share more information about our 10 partner sites, all located within a short walk from the museum: the William Paca House and Garden, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Maryland State House, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, the James Brice House, Hogshead, and the historic Waterfront Warehouse. 

There is so much to see and do – you will want to return again and again to experience it all! 

The exhibition is located at the Museum of Historic Annapolis, which 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.

Plan Your Visit

Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Winter Hours (January – March)
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Mondays through Thursdays

Summer Hours (April – August)
Friday through Tuesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays

Fall Hours (September – October)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Tuesdays through Thursdays

Holiday Hours (November – December)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Tuesdays through Thursdays

Admission Fees through March 31:
General Admission: $5
Children (17 and under): $Free
Historic Annapolis Members: Free
Family Admission (2 adults, 2+ children): $25
Museums For All**: Free

**Provide proof of assistance with SNAP EBT or WIC and your Photo ID to receive free admission for up to 4 people. 

The Museum of Historic Annapolis is fully accessible, with an elevator.

Partner Sites

Throughout the exhibition, you'll find stories that you may wish to explore in greater detail. Visit one of our partner sites and delve into more Annapolis history!

Annapolis Maritime Museum

Banneker-Douglass Museum

Hammond-Harwood House

Maryland State House

The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College

U.S. Naval Academy Museum

William Paca House and Garden


Waterfront Warehouse

Special Thanks

Historic Annapolis acknowledges the generous support of its Board of Trustees, individual and corporate donors, and grantors in funding the 2020 restoration of this historic building and the development and installation of the exhibition Annapolis: An American Story.

This project was made possible in part by:


This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.