In his book, Roots, Alex haley has his main character, Kunta Kinte, arrivign in the US via a slave ship into Annapolis. This statute commerates that fictional event, and recognizes the real role Annapolis served as a slave port prior to the civil war.
Dedicated July 23, 1998, the Maryland World War II Memorial commemorates the 288,000 people from Maryland who served during the war, and especially those heroic 6,454 who gave their lives for freedom. The WWII Memorial sits just below Ritchie Overlook where visitors can look down upon the memorial as well as view the Naval Academy and the Severn River.
We took a great sunset cruise around the bay in this gorgeous 78' sailboat. Drinks are snacks are served, alcohol at an additional price. I highly recomend it. They offer a variety of events. The cruises leave right our of the Marriot Waterfront Hotel.
To me, City Dock is the heart of downtown Annapolis. It's a great place to sit and people watch while eating gelato, not to mention enjoying the boats coming in and turning around. Due to its location, people come in on their boats and dock to go to the shops and restaurants.
The supposed location of Kunta Kinte's arrival, this is also the location of the Alex Haley (of Roots fame) Memorial, which is always surrounding by children.
The southern span of the Bay Bridge was opened to traffic in 1952, connecting Maryland's Eastern Shore to its Western Shore over the Chesapeake Bay. In 1973, the three-lane northern span opened to alleviate traffic congestion on the original bridge. Driving east-to-west on the northern bridge is free, while west-to-east on the southern bridge has a toll of $2.50 for passenger cars.
Stop by the docks and enjoy EGO ALLEY. You will see the most expensive boats outside of the carib/FL, i think. Pussers is a great place to go eat and sit and watch the world sail by. Remember no wake in downton.
This is my favorite house in Annapolis. Built in 1774 in the Georgian Style and it features 18th and 19th century art. There are tours given,do not miss it.
A great way to see the city of Annapolis is by taking a walking tour of the city. The main stops are the Naval Academy, Maryland State House, and 18th centuty mansions.
May Day is a beautiful day to visit. Each business decorates with beautiful flower baskets. A must for people who love flowers.
Although we did not stay here, it looked like a lovely Inn right smack in the middle of Annapolis.more
My wife and I visited the Annapolis Boat Show and Washington DC this past week. We rented a car and...more
I used to live in Annapolis many years ago so I was glad to get to make this the last stop on a 10...more