Historic Sites in Annapolis to Visit Presidents Day Weekend

Whether you’re a hard core history buff or simply love exploration and tales from the past, Annapolis is packed with historical spots that tell tales of the past and offer visitors a glimpse into the lives of our Maryland ancestors. Here are just a few of the must-see attractions in Annapolis’ Historic District…

Maryland State House


America’s First Peacetime Capitol and the oldest state house still in legislative use. The State House is open to the public every day from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,  and to provide you with an understanding of its rich and historic past, self-guided tour information is available.

William Paca House

This Georgian mansion was built in the 1760s by William Paca, one of Maryland’s four Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the state’s third Governor.

Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to documents and promotes African American history and culture through unique exhibitions and programs. Take a self guided tour and  be sure to visit the Deep Roots, Rising Waters exhibit provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through present day.

Hammond-Harwood House

Built in 1774, this National Historic Landmark gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the people who built the house and lived in it.  Guided tours are available that discuss the home’s design, history, and impressive collection of paintings and furniture.

Old Treasury Building

Built in 1735, The Old Treasury Building on State Circle is the oldest public building in Annapolis and served as a treasury for the Commissioners for Emitting Bills of Credit. Currently the building is undergoing extensive historic preservation and archeological investigations and is not open to the public but its a stone throw from Paca House and worth stopping by for a glimpse of what’s to come.