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COVID-19 Information

Updated: June 11, 2020

Historic Annapolis continues to closely monitor the information related to the current coronavirus pandemic. 

At this time, we are pleased to announce the reopening of the William Paca Garden and the Historic Annapolis Museum Store, beginning June 12. Please click Our Properties below for more information.

Updates on hours and events will be communicated via our social media channels, email news blasts, and on our website. Visit the Stay Connected section below to follow us and receive the latest updates!

HA appreciates your continued support in these unsettling and uncertain times. As museums and nonprofits around the world struggle to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, we are grateful to our donors, members, sponsors, and patrons who continue to help us fulfill our mission to Preserve. Protect. Connect.


Our Properties

William Paca Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

HA is pleased to announce the reopening of our 18th century English garden! Step back in time to 1765 and experience the beauty of this idyllic garden.

Wednesdays through Saturdays: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Sundays: 12 pm - 4 pm

Guests may choose from two admission options: garden entry for a self-guided garden stroll (map and route provided), or garden entry with a docent-led tour. Guided tours are offered hourly.

Advance registration is required at this time.

Click here to learn more about admission options and to purchase admission. 
Please note: hours and tour schedule may be subject to change due to special events. 

Historic Annapolis Museum Store
77 Main Street, Annapolis

It is our pleasure to reopen our Museum Store for shopping! More than just a museum gift shop, the Museum Store offers an eclectic selection of gifts, housewares, and much more. Plus - stay tuned for online shopping, coming soon!

Monday: 11 am - 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 am - 5 pm
F​​​​​​riday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm
Sundays: 11 am - 5 pm

Access to the Museum Store will be limited in numbers based on the guidelines provided by the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Please note that facial coverings are required to enter the Store.

At this time, Hogshead, Waterfront Warehouse, and the James Brice House remain closed to the public. The William Paca House also remains closed for tours.

Other information regarding future reopening phases will be posted here on our website, as well as on our social media pages.

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Health & Safety Policies

Historic Annapolis's primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We have increased cleaning and disinfecting frequencies and monitor the health of staff and volunteers daily. In order to ensure a safe visit for you, our guests, the following policies are in effect for all who visit any HA properties:

  • Facial coverings are required.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
  • Access to our properties will be limited in numbers based on the guidelines provided by the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
  • Please observe social distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet apart from other visitors.
  • By entering an HA property, you are affirming that:
    • You have not been in contact with anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 in the last 14 days,
    • You have not traveled to a restricted area under a level 2, 3 or 4 Travel Advisory according to the U.S. State Department within the last month, and
    • You are not currently sick, nor have you experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • For safety reasons, public restrooms and water will be unavailable at HA properties at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Stay Connected

Here are several ways you can stay virtually connected with HA!

Read the Blog

We've created a new Historic Annapolis Blog, featuring pieces on all sorts of things, from collections to preservation stories, and garden highlights to history snippets. We hope you'll find it interesting, educational, and fun!

Join our Email List

Sign up to get the latest news from HA delivered straight to your inbox.

Follow HA on Facebook

You'll find all sorts of tidbits and treasures on our Facebook page!

Follow HA on Instagram

Our Instagram page is a great way to stay visually connected. Follow us now!


Lend Your Support

As we all move through these uncharted waters, Historic Annapolis remains committed to protecting our community's historic places, objects and stories, and continuing to share the rich heritage of our unique city with you. But we can't continue our work without your support. Your donation means more now than ever. We invite you to consider making a tax-deductible gift now, or become a member today, so that we may continue our important work to preserve, protect, and connect. Thank you for your generosity.

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And here are a few other ways to lend your support:

Buy a Gift Certificate!

Now available! Gift cards for the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street are perfect for any occasion. Your purchase of a gift certificate supports the preservation, education and advocacy mission of Historic Annapolis today!


Join our Stitch to Save Team

The Paca Girlfriends and other HA volunteers have teamed up to make masks for Anne Arundel Medical Center and its healthcare workers. You, too, can help by sewing masks, lending a machine, gathering supplies, cutting fabric, or making a donation to the project. To get involved, contact Janet Hall, HA's Visitor Services Manager, at

If you are interested in supporting the cause with a monetary donation to defray the cost of supplies, click here and select Stitch to Save from the Designation dropdown.

Event Updates

Please visit our Calendar of Events for our most up-to-date listing of in-person and virtual events, like our new weekly Virtual Lecture Series.

The Paca Girlfriends Party, originally rescheduled for September 16, has been canceled. Please mark your calendars for June 16, 2021!

The Blazers . Bourbon . Cigars event, originally rescheduled for October 22, has been canceled. Please mark your calendars for September 23, 2021!

Annapolis by Candlelight will not take place in November, but is currently undergoing a shift to a virtual tour format, to be presented in January 2021. Stay tuned!

If you had planned to buy a ticket to any of these fundraisers, we ask you to consider making a 100% tax deductible donation to HA to help sustain our organization at this difficult time. 

Restaurant Partners

Many of our restaurant partners are now offering outdoor dining and carry-out services!

We are grateful to these restaurants and caterers who are great supporters of HA throughout the year, and ask you to continue supporting them through these difficult circumstances if you are able to do so. Please note, this information is subject to change rapidly - please call the restaurants to double check their current offerings and hours! 

Adam's Taphouse Grille - Annapolis
Currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as carry-out.
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday - Thursday; 11 am - 11 pm, Friday & Saturday
Phone: 410-267-0064
Address: 921C Chesapeake Avenue, Annapolis


Boatyard Bar & Grill
Currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as carry-out.
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm, 7 days/week
Phone: 410-216-6206
Address: 400 Fourth Street, Annapolis

Galway Bay
Currently offering outdoor dining and carry-out. Visit their website for menu and online ordering.
Outdoor dining: 5 pm - 10 pm, Wednesday - Sunday
Carry-out: 3 pm - 9 pm, Monday & Tuesday; 12 pm - LATE, Wednesday - Sunday
Phone: 410-263-8333
Address: 63 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis


Graul's Market
Offering special Senior and At-Risk Shopping Hours at Annapolis and Cape St. Claire locations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 am - 9 am!
Regular Hours: 7 am - 8 pm, Monday - Saturday; 9 am - 5 pm Sunday
Annapolis Phone: 410-269-5103
Annapolis Address: 607 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
Cape St. Claire Phone: 410-974-0737
Cape St. Claire Address: 1388 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis 


Harry Browne's
Currently offering outdoor dining and carry-out. Visit their website for menu.
Hours: 12 pm - 7 pm, Monday - Saturday
Phone: 410-263-4322
Address: 66 State Circle, Annapolis


Iron Rooster
Currently offering outdoor dining, carry-out, and delivery via UberEats or GrubHub. Check out their special menu here.
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm, 7 days/week
Phone: 410-990-1600
Address: 12 Market Space, Annapolis


Luna Blu
Currently offering outdoor dining (Wednesday-Sunday) and carry-out. Visit their website for menus.
Outdoor dining: 4 pm - 11 pm, Wednesday - Sunday
Lunch: 11 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Dinner: 5 pm - 9:30 pm, Sunday - Thursday; 5 pm - 11 pm, Friday & Saturday
Phone: 410-267-9950
Address: 36 West Street, Annapolis



Main & Market
Currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as carry-out. Visit their website for menu and online ordering.
Outdoor/Limited indoor dining: 12 pm - 8 pm, Sunday - Thursday; 12 pm - 9 pm, Friday & Saturday
Carry-Out: 3 pm - 8 pm, 7 days/week
Phone: 410-626-0388
Address: 914 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis


Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Currently offering outdoor dining.
Hours: 4 pm - 10 pm, Tuesday - Thursday; 4 pm - 11 pm, Friday; 10 am - 11 pm, Saturday; 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday
Phone: 410-280-5160
Address: 175 West Street, Annapolis


Paladar Latin Kitchen
Open for Curbside Pick-Up, including beer, wine and cocktails. Visit their website for menu and online ordering. Delivery available via DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats.
Hours: 11:30 am - 8 pm, 7 days/week
Phone: 410-897-1022
Address: 1905 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 100, Annapolis


Palate Pleasers
Open for Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery (Mon-Fri only). Visit their Facebook page for daily options.
Hours: 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday; 9 am - 1 pm, Saturday
Phone: 410-626-0388
Address: 914 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis


Sweet Hearts Patisserie
Open for Curbside Pick-Up, call to order ahead or visit their website to order online.
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Phone: 410-263-6513
Address: 1014 Forest Drive, Annapolis