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Established in 1649, Annapolis, Maryland, is among the nation’s oldest cities. What actually units the city aside is how little it’s modified over centuries, sustaining its old-world allure, magnificence and magnetism. With extra authentic 18th-century buildings than every other U.S. metropolis, a stroll via its brick streets is a step again in time. From the waterfront views of the historic harbor, to a number of the greatest examples of Georgian structure on this planet, this “metropolis of brick” illustrates the easiest of early America’s excessive society and sweetness.

United States Naval Academy

The Naval Academy has been coaching officers for the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps since 1845. But for a lot of, the Naval Academy stays shrouded in thriller. Open to the general public year-round, the USNA gives guests a wealth of naval historical past from cruising across the Yard to occasions and air reveals all year long.

William Paca Home & Backyard

The William Paca Home & Backyard is a Nationwide Historic Landmark, restored to its Colonial-era splendor by Historic Annapolis, a nonprofit group devoted to preserving Annapolis. Take a while to expertise the 18th-century lifetime of lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence William Paca as you discover his breathtaking dwelling.

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Maryland State Home

The Maryland State Home is the primary and solely state home to function the nation’s capital, with federal authorities operations transpiring from November 1783 to August 1784. The constructing now endures because the oldest state home in steady legislative use and as one of the essential historic websites in Annapolis.

Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Banneker-Douglass Museum, positioned steps away from Church Circle within the coronary heart of Annapolis, is Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. Free to the general public and open yr spherical, the museum options the lives of the state’s most influential African People, rotating reveals, and occasions.

Annapolis Maritime Museum

Housed in what was traditionally referred to as the final oyster-packing plant within the metropolis, the Annapolis Maritime Museum is positioned on the shores of Again Creek within the Eastport neighborhood. The museum engages guests in an interactive expertise that highlights oysters, the watermen who acquire them, and Chesapeake Bay.

Historic London City & Gardens

For an unforgettable go to that mixes historical past, archaeology and horticulture, come to Historic London City and Gardens, a 23-acre park on the South River about eight miles from downtown Annapolis.

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This text was offered by the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation. Be taught extra about its work at SavingPlaces.org.

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