William Paca House Spring Opening Day
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
William Paca House and Garden tours return to normal hours on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Stop by for an hour or half-hour guided tour of this five-part Georgian mansion, built in the 1760s by William Paca, one of Maryland’s four Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the state’s third Governor. Carefully restored by Historic Annapolis beginning in 1965, today it is recognized as one of the finest 18th-century homes in the country and a National Historic Landmark. Guided tours of the house, which features period furnishings and paintings, reveal the inner workings of an upper-class household in colonial and revolutionary Annapolis.
Painstakingly restored to its original splendor using details drawn from historic artwork and archaeological excavations, the two-acre colonial William Paca Garden is a picturesque retreat from the bustle of the city. Visitors can view native and heirloom plants while exploring the terraced landscape’s formal Parterres, naturalistic Wilderness, and practical Kitchen garden. The charming Summerhouse beckons guests to cross the latticework bridge over a fish-shaped pond.
Regular Hours, through December 31, 2018:
Monday – Saturday: 10 am– 5 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm
First full house tour (one hour) begins at 10:30 am. First 1st floor tour (half hour) begins at 11 am.
Last full house tour begins at 3:30 pm. Last 1st floor tour begins at 4 pm.
$10 – Guided full house tour and self-guided garden tour
$8 – Guided house tour of 1st floor and self-guided garden tour
$5 – Self-guided garden tour
Hours subject to change based on special programs and events.