After arriving at one of the hotels in Annapolis, drop off your bags and head straight for the walking tour of the Naval Academy. You will learn the history of the institution and see the impressive grounds. Visit St. Anne's Church, which was finished in 1704, and then walk over to the William Paca House and Garden. Paca, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was Maryland's third governor. The grounds and home, built in the 1760s, play host to events throughout the year, and give you a real peek into life in the mid-18th century. Book one of the Annapolis rental cars available through Travelocity and drive down to see the Maryland World War II Memorial off of Ritchie Highway before wrapping up with a State House tour.
Recurring Festivals and Events
In November, history buffs rejoice at the annual Annapolis by Candlelight tour. Privately owned historic homes open their doors to you so that you can learn more about the cultural and architectural significance of the properties, as well as the city. If you are in town on one of the package deals to Annapolis for Mother's Day weekend, join the incredibly popular plant event inside the William Paca Garden, where you can learn about and buy hundreds of different varieties of plant life. Fourth of July celebrations bring you back to the Paca estate, where you can watch reenactments and speeches surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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