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59 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD 21401


  • From Baltimore-Washington Airport (BM) 31minutes; 24 miles/39km
  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) 45 minutes; 36 miles/58km
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) 1 hour, 5 minute, 62 miles/100km

THE NAVAL ACADEMY

has been training officers for the US. Navy and the Marine Corps since 1845. Explore the Naval Academy campus and go on a guided tour that provides an up-close glimpse of what life as a midshipman is really like. Make a stop at one or more of the campus' impressive attractions, including the midshipmen's Noon Formation, the Naval Academy Museum, the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, the Naval Academy Chapel, the crypt of naval hero John Paul Jones, and more. Attend a spirited sporting event at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium or the Brigade Sports Complex; Navy Football, Lacrosse, and Hockey are some of the Academy's most popular spectator sports.

THE MARYLAND STATE HOUSE

The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use and S the only state house ever to have served as the nation's capitol. The Continental Congress met in the Old Senate Chamber from November 26, 1783, to August 13,1784. During that time, George Washington came before Congress to resign his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the Treaty of Par, was ratified, marking the official end of the Revolutionary W.

The State House is where the Maryland General Assembly convenes for three months each year, and the elected leadership of the state — the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House of Delegates and president of the Senate — all have their offices there.

DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS

Mosey down Main Street from Church Circle to City Dock and you'll discover dozens of unique, locally-owned fashion boutiques and specialty gift shops tucked in between art galleHes, pubs, restaurants and historic inns. City Dock is the historic heart of Annapolis, where it connects with the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Watch the boats parade around the turning basin of "Ego Alley," shake out your sea legs aboard the tour boat, Harbor Queen or man the wheel of the graceful Schooner Woodwind.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANNAPOLIS

is a most popular tour - about 13/4 hours and Is than 1 AS through the Historic District A Annapolis. Visit the SOW House, once the capital A the United States. Visit a colonial kitchen and dining room in a Georgian mansion, when available. See St. Anne's Parish, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Paca House, and the Annapolis City Dock. Hear about the rivalry between the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John's College, and learn about everyday life in colonial Maryland. Tours leave the Annapolis Visitors Center throughout the year.

QUIET WATERS PARK

has 340 acres with 6 miles of paved trails, boating & a play­ground, plus formal gardens & art galleries.

 

 

THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FARMER'S MARKET

known locally as the "Amish Market", is located in the 290,000 sq ft. Annapolis Harbour Center in historic Annapolis, MD However, all A the Amish merchants are from LancasAr PA, the heart A PA Dutch Country.

Most A the market's products are made in LancasAr County using traditional PA Dutch recipes that have been handed by the Amish through the generations. You will be able A shop a large quality selection of foods including fresh produce, a variety of salads, a candy store, homemade snacks, desserts, cheeses, chemical free meats, barbecued and fried chicken, foods in bulk and even an ice cream stand featuring Hershey, Ice Cream.

THOMAS POINT SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is one of four partners in a con­sortium that took over ownership of the beautiful Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. The Museum joined the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to manage and preserve this beloved National Historic Landmark. Built in 1875, last screwpile lighthouse on the Bay still in its original location, one-and-a-half miles offshore in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the South River. Conserva­tion and restoration are an ongoing, goal of the partnership as well as the aim to make the lighthouse accessible to the public. Docent-led tours aboard the lighthouse are offered each summer. Visit here for more information.

COMPASS ROSE THEATER

is an intimate, 80-seat performing arts venue showcasing live theater & musical productions. Compass Rose Theater proudly declares itself as a professional theater rooted in the belief that theater education creates performance excellence. As the compass rose on a nautical chart guides the mariner, Compass Rose Theater seeks A guide its performers, students and audience members on a dramatic journey, charting a course toward evocative and entertaining theater. At the core A each presentation, whether it is a play, musical, experimental reading or workshop, is the theater, unwavering commitment A uphold the highest educational and artistic standards.

CHILDREN'S THEATER OF ANNAPOLIS

stages two or more full productions annually with casts of 30 to 40 children on the Main Stage of the theater complex.

Workshops, technical stage training, internships, and apprenticeships in the theatrical arts are At some of the continuing arts education held throughout the year. Approximately 7500 families in the greater Baltimore Washington Annapolis region are impacted by CTA annually. To find out what productions are currently running,

BALTIMORE'S INNER HARBOR

is an attraction in itself. BA, surrounding this urban waterfront park, you'll discover a number A family-friendly places A visit. The National Aquarium features more than 16,000 animals, from sharks A a giant sea turtle, while the Maryland Science Center, highlights include two-story dinosaurs and interactive exhibits A keep the kids busy. The Port Discovery Children's Museum features more activities for the little ones, and, a short ride away, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park engages young and young at heart with the giraffe-feeding station and much more. And, if it's the unexpected you seek, you'll be talking about the oddities in Ripley's Believe or Not! for weeks!

THE NATIONAL MALL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

. For more than 200 years, the National Mall has symbolized our nation and its democratic values, which have inspired the world. The National Mall - the great swath of green in the middle of our capital city and stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River - A the premiere civic and symbolic space in our nation.

National Mall and Memorial Parks protects the national mall and its iconic monuments and memorials and over 1,000 acres of greenspace in Washington, D.C.. Come to visit the National Mall and stay to explore all that National Mall and Memorial Parks has to offer. Visit the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and so much more. Visit here for more information.