Main Street, Annapolis
State House, Annapolis
Doesn't feel like a city, great atmosphere and wonderful place to stroll!
Horrible traffic and not much parking
In a nutshell
A town overflowing with history!
Here is where many of America's most prestigious "old money" families tie up their pride and joy--their sailboats. In Annapolis, some of the country's finest sailors go head-to-head in competitions, such as the regattas held out in the bay. No wonder it's nicknamed "Ego Alley".
The City Dock has...
United States Naval Academy
The riverside campus of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Midshipmen were trained at sea before the academy was founded as the Naval School in 1845. The school was established on the site of Fort Severn, a former U.S. Army Post and is now known to West Pointers (The Army's Officer training college,) as,...
Maryland State Capital Building
The Maryland State House is the oldest American state house still in use. The Maryland General Assembly convenes here for three months of each year. The Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate as well as the Governor and the Lt. Governor also have their offices in the State...
The Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission provides a Guide to Architecture in Annapolis. We used this map of the historic district as a walking tour; 52 sites & homes were identified photographs & descriptions were provided. We went into St. Anne's Church, Reynolds Tavern, Brewer Tavern The...
Sailboats and Watercraft
The Annapolis Maritime Museum (Barge House) is a stop you'll appreciate if you are interested in collections of maritime artifacts and the history of this area.
The hours are Saturday 11 am-4 pm. There is no charge.
The Eastport Historic Walking Tour is coordinated through this museum. Eastport...
Historic Inns of Annapolis
6 Reviews and 431 Opinions Although we did not stay here, it looked like a lovely Inn right smack in the middle of Annapolis.
Loews Annapolis Hotel
3 Reviews and 347 Opinions Travelling back from Norfolk, VA to Washington DC we stayed in Annapolis one night. Very nice stay.
Middleton Tavern: A Taste Of History!
Located on the dock in a building that is more than 250 years old, Middleton Tavern offers more than just a delicious meal. Sidewalk dining is avaliable during summer months, but it was late fall when I arrived and we were seated near a blazing fire place and the 18th...
In Town Hot Spots: "An Officer and A Gentleman"
Outdoor full-dress parades of midshipmen are an awesome sight, but when the parade is over, imagine the streets of Annapolis teeming with these healthy young men out on the town to relax and met new friends!! Did you see the movie, 'An Officer and A Gentleman?' Need I say...
You can arrive in a car, a bus, a train, or a plane when going to Annapolis. The BWI, Baltimore/Washington International, airport is the best airport to choose when going to Annapolis. Even for a trip to Washington D.C., arriving at BWI is usually less expensive than Dulles...
Annapolis Pottery: SHOPPING AROUND ANNAPOLIS
The Annapolis Pottery shop features stoneware, porcelain and earthenware pottery. You'll wander through several rooms displaying all sorts of pottery--the difficult thing will be deciding which piece you want to buy! Each time I stop, I've added to a specific pattern I'm...
All Faiths are Welcome
This is a view of the inside of the U.S. Naval Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. It is a church that looks very much like a Catholic Chapel, but worship services for all the religious faiths are held here, coordinated by a schedule. Throughout the city of...
This town is not dangerous
As a member of the tourist industry I couldn't help but reply to this thread. I have lived here over 12 years, walked the streets at all times and never had a problem. I agree, like any city there is crime but based on my past residence of Philadelphia & Baltimore both of...
Packing Light for A Weekend Trip
A simple rollaboard since this was just a weekend trip.
The weather in Spring is a bit unpredictable so we bought clothing with layers in case it got cold. I packed comfy walking shoes and an umbrella.
Contacts, hair gel, shampoo, contact lens solution, body wash,...
Bronze-Domed US Naval Chapel
With it's bronzed-dome, the U.S. Naval Chapel on the Academy campus, 101 Cooper Road, is a lovely building. There are not many bronzed-domes in the U.S.A. but this is one to see while in Annapolis and it serves all faiths at various times. The corner stone was set in 1904...
State Capitol Is The Landmark
Annapolis is a wonderful day trip from Washington D.C. but also a destination on it's own. The City docks seem to be one of the biggest draws for a tourist and there you can see the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial site which has changed it's look since I was there. The...
Quiet Waters County Park
We visited Quiet Waters Park by boat from an anchorage in Selby Bay. Bob started the engine driven refrigeration compressor and we motored over to Duvall Creek in Hillsmere.We ran aground a couple of times trying to get in past the creek entrance, so we anchored and Bob...
United State Naval Academy
Below the Chapel is a crypt that contains the burial place of Captain John Paul Jones, (1747-1792) U.S. Revolutionary War hero.
Captain Jones’s badly damaged "USS Bonhomme Richard" forced the British vessel, "H.M.S. Serapis" to surrender in one of the war’s most exciting battles. He is considered...
While in the city, take a walk along the harbor of Annapolis where there are many things to see and do.
There is even a plaque where the African slave, Kunta Kinte--of Alex Haley's 'Roots' fame--set foot on U S soil.
When I visited, there was only a plaque to see. Now there is the lovely Kunta...
Sailing and Watercraft
Each year since we bought our boat, we make a Columbus Day weekend pilgrimage to Annapolis for the The United States Sailboat Show which is the world's largest show featuring exclusively new sailboats – all new and all sail. The following weekend is the United States Powerboat Show which is devoted...
Maryland State Capital Building
See the cutest state capitol (no, really!). Don't miss the story about the 17th-century businesswoman who petitioned for the right to vote. This gutsy lady was *way* ahead of her time! See the Paca House for a glimpse into a colonial urban aristocrat's lifestyle. See the charming old port--and...
Have a look at the Alex Hailey monument. It is located on the harbor between Compromise and Dock St. The slavery of the black people has deprived them of the knowledge of their origine. A. Hailey has given to the whole Black American people an ancestry when he wrote his novel : ROOTS. He told the...
Explore Deeper into Annapolis
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