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Original Annapolis Seafood Crawl
"Don't feel like trudging around Annapolis on foot? No problem! Discover this beautiful city aboard an eCruiser with a local guide. This Annapolis and Eastport tasting tour will introduce you to the people places and food that make up the city's unique maritime culture.We’ll cross the bridge into Eastport an annex of Annapolis whose existence was and still is critical to the growth and prosperity of Annapolis. You’ll learn about the sibling rivalry that exists between these two sister communities and see iconic spots rarely seen by most visitors. Locals know how important these sites were to Annapolis and American history and you’ll get to hear the intriguing stories behind them.But this isn’t a history crawl
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Explore the Heart of Annapolis
"Take a ton of American history add a dash of East Coast charm then mix in a few secrets and you’ve got lovely Annapolis! One of the oldest cities in America Annapolis is bursting with original colonial buildings and deep-rooted stories of the nation’s heritage. Your local guide will tell you the city’s history and show you its hidden gems as you learn about the importance of this seaport town in the building of America. Learn why the beloved Chesapeake Bay was so critical to America’s growth and why it needs to be preserved for the country’s future.  Stop for a panoramic and find out how this city helped to shape the country’s identity. Annapolis was a temporary capital of the United States before the capital was in Washington
From $29.00
 
Marvelous DC Morning Small Group City Bus Tour
"Don't worry about keeping up with your guide or getting lost in the numbers on a crowded tour.  This small group DC tour has been enjoyed by all including grandparents children couples as well as visitors from other countries.  Your guide will engage you throughout the tour; this isn't a rolling classroom! Your guide excels in helping you to get all the pictures your want while providing the time & freedom to explore o your guide will help take photos and then allow a few minutes to wonder on your own. US Capitol White House WWII Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Martin Luther King Me there may be an opportunity to change the itinerary based on the desires of the guests that day.  At times the following locations may be included during the tour:Kennedy Center Embassy Row National Cathedral "
From $55.00

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History Quest

This small free museum tells the story of Annapolis's founding and growth. it's set in a historic building and tells its tales mostly form story boards on the walls along with a few artifacts and...
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Mar 27, 2016

Abound in Historical Markers

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...
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apbeaches
Apr 04, 2011

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley

The Original Plaque - A Modern MysteryThe original plaque commemorating the arrival of Kunta Kinte on September 29, 1767 aboard the ship Lord Ligonier was installed in the walkway along the waters...
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apbeaches
Apr 19, 2009

Paca House

This was the home of William Paca, one of Annapolis' most prominent citizens in the mid-18th century. Paca was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and later governor of Maryland.After many...
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Tom_Fields
Mar 28, 2007

Take the tour.

Take the bus tour of Annapolis. It gives you a good overview and history of the city. Annapolis has a lot of history and this is the best way to find it out. It's reasonably priced. Just park at the...
Buckmarko
Jul 22, 2006

Great City Overview Minibus Tour

After taking this ride-by minibus tour, I believe a believer in them. It was $15 and a comfortable minibus with large windows and a knowledgeable driver/guide. We saw all of the major attractions: the...
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fmaven
Jun 13, 2005

St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Church Circle

1) Who was Anne? 2) Why is an Episcopal Church one of the central buildings in the capitol of a state that was founded by Catholics?A1) Anne is by legend the grandmother of Jesus Christ, the mother of...
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grandmaR
Apr 27, 2005

Regardless of whether or not...

Regardless of whether or not you're a naval history buff, the crypt of Jean Paul Jones is really interesting. He was a Frenchman who fought with the Americans during the Revolutionary War and became...
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bokononist
Aug 26, 2002

Memorial Hall is beautiful -...

Memorial Hall is beautiful - fabulous artwork of famous naval battles and a piece of Jean Paul Jone's banner on the Serrapis. This is a great place to take a stroll through or have a formal banquet,...
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bokononist
Aug 26, 2002

Historic Annapolis

Strolling the streets of this old city, one of the earliest in America, one stumbles across a good many interesting buildings of all kinds. The
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Tom_Fields
Apr 04, 2011

William Paca House

This 18th century mansion was owned by one of Maryland's 4 signers of the Declaation of Independance. The mansion and gardens have been restored to their original 18th century condition.
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Jim_Eliason
Apr 04, 2011

Chase Loyd House

Another preserved house from one of Annapolis, signers of the declaration of independance. This house was built in 1769.
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Nov 11, 2006
 
 
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Maryland State Capital Building

We walked up tp the State House and saw the notice Please come in. There was nobody to be seen in the ornate entrance hall but a door opened and a woman came out and welcomed us and asked if we would...
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United States Naval Academy

Interesting film, extensive gift shop & exhibits greeted us at the Armel - Leftwich Visitors Center. Our tour guide took us through the Lejeune PE Center where we saw the Athletic Hall of Fame,...
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Fort McHenry

Located at the center of Baltimore Harbor, Fort McHenry is an impressive focal point rich in historical significance. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis...
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Industrial Museum

This is my personal favorite museum in town. Founded in 1977, you can go back to the Industrial age in Baltimore, and see things were done 100 years ago. There is a replica of a canning operations:...
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Fells Point

Among other things, Baltimore is famous (or rather notorious) for its crime rate. This city's infamy has been brought to life on TV via a series Homicide: Life on the street in the 1990s. The TV...
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Federal Hill

Strictly speaking, Federal Hill is not part of the Inner Harbor, and is its own district, but since it is easily accessible from and overlooks the harbor, I have included it as one of the points of...
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