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Summer Fun: Celebrate the 4th of July all weekend with Historic Annapolis

100 Days of Summer Day 34

Wave the Flag at Hammond Harwood House

In this 60-minute program for children, we will learn about a 1783 flag designed by Annapolis cabinet maker John Shaw as well as flag designs from colonial America, the American Revolution, and the early United States. Children will listen to a story about American flags and then will have the opportunity to create a flag of their own design.

Space is limited, reservations are required. $15 per child/ $10 per member’s child.

Hammond Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD

Explore Historic Annapolis

On Saturday, explore the William Paca House & Garden, the Museum of Historic Annapolis, Hogshead, and the Waterfront Warehouse and discover the history of our city with special family activities.

William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street

Tour the home and garden of William Paca, one of Maryland’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. An experienced docent will  share the stories of all the people who lived and labored in the home and garden. Take a self-guided stroll through the 2-acre oasis of natural beauty laid by William Paca while he built his five-part Georgian mansion. Although many Colonial Annapolitans had gardens, only his garden was returned to its original splendor. We’ll be offering special family-friendly activities in the garden – make a parade wand, write a letter to our troops, and more!

Garden Entry Only: $5 General Admission; Free for Children under 3; Free for HA Members
Guided House Tour: $12 General Admission; $7 for Children (3-17); Free for Children under 3; Free for HA Members
Time: 10 am – 3 pm 

Pre-registration is not required, but you can book your entry here. Walk-ins will be accommodated for tours only as space permits.

Guided tours are offered on the half hour, with the first tour at 10:30 am and the last tour at 1:30 pm. The last entry to the Garden is 2:30 pm.

Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street

Step into our story at the Museum of Historic Annapolis. Immerse yourself in the stories of the people of Annapolis – revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice – who helped to shape our American story across more than 400 years. We’ll offer special family activities and storytime throughout the day!

Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 for Children (6-17); Free for Children 5 and under; Free for HA Members
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Pre-registration is not required, but you can book your entry here.

43 Pinkney Street

Take a walk down picturesque Pinkney Street to Hogshead, where you’ll find colonial tradespeople on hand to discuss what freedom might mean to them. Try your hand at sewing a John Shaw flag, and explore the humble dwelling of the colonial working class.

Cost: Free, donations welcome
Hours: 12 pm – 4 pm

Pre-registration is not required.

Waterfront Warehouse
4 Pinkney Street

Visit a rare surviving example of a small Annapolis waterfront warehouse from the 18th century. Today you’ll discover the model of our city, circa the late 18th century, featuring a birds-eye view of the historic landscape.

Cost: Free
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Pre-registration is not required.

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