Annapolis Attractions

Dining at City Dock, Annapolis Attractions

Dining at City Dock, Annapolis

Annapolis Attractions

City Dock
This Colonial port was once surrounded by warehouses, a ship carpenter’s lot and taverns. Hence, it was widely recognized as the center of maritime activities in the region with slave trade was a major economic activity. Many free persons of color worked the docks as well. Today, City Dock is a well maintained waterfront site with a marina surrounded by restaurants.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: near Harbor Master and Visitors Information Booth, Annapolis, MD

Maryland State Archives
DESCRIPTION: Permanent records repository for the State of Maryland; features a public search room for family history and historical research. Collections include original public records, church records, newspapers, photographs and maps.
ADMISSION: free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat; 8:30a-noon, 1p-4:30p
ADDRESS: Hall of Records, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-260-6400
WEBSITE: http://www.mdsa.net

Chesapeake Children’s Museum
DESCRIPTION: Hands-on fun for children, the interactive exhibits include Bay Window, Watermen, Center Stage, Body Works and Express Yourself.
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: 10a-4p, Summer hours 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-990-1993
WEBSITE: http://www.theccm.org

Annapolis Maritime Museum
DESCRIPTION: Collection of historic and maritime artifacts from the region; exhibits cover cultural and maritime history, boat builders and watermen; annual Richwood Doll House exhibit at Christmas.
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: Sat 11a-4p
ADDRESS: 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD MAP
PHONE: 410-268-1802
WEBSITE: http://www.amaritime.org

Maryland State House
DESCRIPTION: Built between 1735 and 1737, it is the oldest public building in Maryland and one to Historic Annapolis Foundation Research Center.
ADMISSION: free
DAYS & HOURS:
ADDRESS: Maryland State House Grounds, Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-267-7619
WEBSITE: http://www.annapolis.org

Rams Head Tavern
Annapolis’ only restaurant, microbrewery and live national entertainment showcase that ranges from Blues, Jazz and R&B acts in an English pub; the establishment has lots of character
ADMISSION: cover charge during concerts
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-2a, Sun 10a-2a
ADDRESS: 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD MAP
PHONE: 410-268-4545
WEBSITE: http://www.ramsheadtavern.com

U.S. Naval Academy Museum
DESCRIPTION: See old naval ship models, paintings, flags, uniforms, swords, firearms, rare books, photographs and memorabilia. For military fans, visit the onsite bookstore too.
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-5p, Sun 11a-5p
ADDRESS: Preble Hall, 118 Maryland Ave
PHONE: 410-293-2108
WEBSITE: http://www.usna.edu/Museum

Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
A six acre botanical garden featuring representations of a western Maryland forest, a stream-side environment and an Eastern Shore peninsula.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-3p
ADDRESS: Tawes State Office Building on Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-260-8189

Quiet Waters Park
Located on South River and Harness Creek on 335 acres of hiker/biker trails, playground, picnic pavilions, rowboat and paddleboat rentals. The skating rink is open during the winter months.
DAYS & HOURS: dawn to dusk
ADMISSION: small fee
ADDRESS: 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-222-1777

Sandy Point State Park
A family favorite, this park includes picnic shelters, swimming plus changing facilities, boat ramps, fishing jetties, and small boat rentals, playground, freighter-watching, and hiking trails.
ADDRESS: 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-974-2149

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