2022 Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Maryland Visitor Guide

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VISIT ANNAPOLIS & ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

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Welcome and Welcome Back! p2

Ready to enjoy some long overdue time with family and friends? Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are the perfect choice! Let our locals show you the ropes.

Navigating our History and Charting our Future p4

A bustling port town in the 18th century, Annapolis is world renowned as America’s Sailing Capital and one of the top waterfront destinations in the country.

Play All Day Around the Bay p12

From being out on the water, to hanging out at a park, to taking a dive into our historic past, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County offer fun for all.

Stepping Through Time p20

Today, a people formed through centuries of resilience enjoy the same breathtaking landscape that nourished the Susquehannock and enchanted Captain John Smith.

Chesapeake Cuisine p26

Our rich melting pot combines Chesapeake Bay seafood with international influences in an ever-evolving culinary scene.

33 Sights to See p36

Don your sneakers and hit the brick-lined streets of downtown Annapolis for a self-guided tour of our Museum without Walls.

Insider’s Guide to USNA p46

A Navy graduate gives you the inside scoop on his beloved alma mater before you ever set foot on the Yard.

You Pick the Season, We’ll Provide the Fun! p54

Whether you’re visiting for business, family, or just to get away, we invite you to linger longer to enjoy special events and activities that add layers of fun to any stay.

Creatively Speaking p58

The work of our rich tapestry of talented artists is on display in street murals and galleries, fine arts performances, concerts, and live music scene, festivals and events.

A Breath of Fresh Air p66

In the mood to get off the beaten track? Our parks, trails, and waterways serve up a perfect mix of healthy, wholesome, fun-in-the-sun activities.

Navigating Your Way p76

Our central location on the Mid-Atlantic coast makes it easy to arrive by car, train, boat, or plane. Once you’re in town, choose from a host of fun ways to get around.

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WELCOME a n d we l come back On behalf of the residents and businesses of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, welcome to where we live, work, and enjoy. We know planning a trip is aspirational. You get to decide not only where you want to go, but who you want to be when you get there. And, even more important, who you want to be when you get home. Vacations are no longer just about ticking off a list of iconic spots to visit. They’re transformational. You seek immersive experiences and search for meaning. You want connections to a community and to a place. A great community is the foundation to having a great destination for visitors. Annapolis and the surrounding Anne Arundel County countryside are filled with diverse and welcoming people and neighborhoods. In addition to featuring hotels and accommodations, attractions and events, restaurants and shops, the visitors guide highlights members of our community – and the aspects of our region that inspire and delight them. The good news is, they gladly share them with you. Our hiking and biking trails and more than 533 miles of shoreline, our thriving entertainment district and art in public places, and our small rural villages and iconic capital city make Annapolis and Anne Arundel County a microcosm of all that Maryland has to offer. We invite you to stroll the hallowed grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy; enjoy the waters of our Chesapeake Bay and tidal tributaries; immerse yourself in our maritime history at festivals and events large and small; experience our thriving music and arts scene; get to know the locals; and experience a walkable downtown capital city that’s often called a museum without walls. Our destination is steeped in history, but not stuck in the past. The city, county, and its people are buoyed by opportunity and energized by pushing boundaries. Join our community – for a day, a weekend or a week. Who knows? Maybe even one day you’ll call Annapolis and Anne Arundel County home! Take your time exploring this visitor guide and go to our official tourism site at www.visitannapolis.org to plan your trip and learn more. We welcome you!

Mayor Gavin Buckley, City of Annapolis County Executive Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Kristen Pironis, Executive Director, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

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aryland’s capital city traces its history back to 1650 when Puritans seeking religious freedom arrived on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and called their new town Providence. The settlement prospered and was later renamed Anne Arundell in honor of Lord Baltimore’s wife. In the late 1600s, Governor Francis Nicholson moved Maryland’s capital from St. Mary’s City to the growing town on the Severn River, and in 1695, he renamed the capital Annapolis in honor of heir to the throne, Princess Anne. In 1708, Queen Anne chartered her colonial namesake as a city.

By the third quarter of the 18th-century, the bustling port town of Annapolis had become the center of political, cultural, and economic life in the colony. Prosperous merchants built mansions rivaling any in England. Construction of Annapolis’ famed Maryland State House began in 1772. It went on to host significant events, including General George Washington’s resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1783. Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris at the State House on January 14, 1784, officially ending the American Revolution. The Maryland State House is the only state house to serve as the nation’s capitol. It did so when the Continental Congress met in the building from November 1783 through August 1784. Horse racing began in the colonies when Annapolis imported several of the “foundation” breeders of today’s thoroughbred champions. The arts abounded as performers, artists, and skilled artisans, including cabinetmaker John Shaw, honed their trades. Annapolis was also home to the first theater in the new world. A naval school was established at Fort Severn in 1845. It was renamed the U.S. Naval Academy in 1850.

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During the Civil War, hospitals at the Naval Academy and St. John’s College treated thousands of wounded Union soldiers. Paroled Union troops camped outside the town. The smaller, shallower Annapolis Harbor gradually lost most of its shipping business to the Port of Baltimore that emerged as a commercial gateway to an expanding nation in the 19th century. The large oceansailing ships that once packed LIVING IN ANNAPOLIS the Annapolis Harbor were IS A TRUE HONOR. replaced by smaller boats WE HAVE SOME OF that were used to harvest THE MOST UNIQUE HISTORY oysters, crabs, and fish in the shallow waters of the IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN. I Chesapeake. Water trades, WOULD ENCOURAGE VISITORS including oyster packing, boat TO STOP FOR A MOMENT building, and sail-making, AND REALLY EMBRACE ALL emerged as major industries IT HAS TO OFFER. ONE OF as waterfront villages sprang THE BEST ROUTES TO DRIVE up throughout the county. During World War II, Eastport craftsmen supplied boats for the British and Russian navies. Later, the Trumpy family built world renowned luxury yachts in Eastport. As the oyster business ebbed, watermen’s workboats were replaced by recreational sailboats and powerboats.

WHILE ENTERING ANNAPOLIS IS WEST STREET. WEST STREET IS A HIDDEN TREASURE OF ALL OF OUR BEST RESTAURANTS, ONE OF THE MAIN STREETS THAT CONNECTS TO MOST OF THE MURALS IN THE CITY AND IT WAS ONCE WALKED BY A LEGEND NAMED “BUCKWHEAT” WHO YOU COULD VISIT TODAY AT PINKEY’S LIQUOR STORE ON ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL MURALS I HAD THE PLEASURE OF DESIGNING.

Today, Annapolis is world renowned as America’s Sailing Capital and the gateway to North America’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. Millions of visitors flock to - Comacell Brown Annapolis and Anne Arundel Artreprenuer County each year for a host of on-the-water activities. True to its roots, Annapolis remains Maryland’s center of government. The general assembly enacts laws at the Maryland State House during a 90-day legislative session each year. Visitors enjoy the same fresh tidewater cuisine in restaurants once frequented by their colonial ancestors. Arts and culture continue to thrive in a destination boasting dozens of galleries, museums, performing arts centers, and live music seven days a week. Standing on the shoulders of its colonial past, our 17th-century capital city and surrounding countryside offer a truly authentic 21st-century experience.

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BANNEKER-DOUGLASS MUSEUM The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, was dedicated on February 24, 1984. The original museum was housed within the former Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church in the heart of historic Annapolis. The Victorian-Gothic structure was included in the Annapolis Historic District in 1971 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Thanks to a community-led effort to transform the former church building into a museum, the BannekerDouglass Museum opened on February 24, 1984. In light of this legacy, the museum focuses on a community-based approach to building collections and exhibitions and in providing tours, public programs, and other services.


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U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY CHAPEL In 2021, the iconic Naval Academy skyline took on a new shine with the replacement copper on the Chapel dome. But, this isn’t the first time the Chapel took on a new look. The original Chapel dome was once covered with terra cotta, and was replaced with copper in 1928. In 2018, nearly 90 years after the copper was placed, damage was discovered, and the dome was repaired leaving a bright new landmark. The copper will remain shiny for a few years and will then turn a dark brown of an old copper penny before returning to the green patina of the rest of the Academy’s architecture in about 25 years.

Arundel Mills opened its doors in November 2000, after being built on portions of land that once was the Patapsco Ridge Beagle Club. The economic driver was designed with ‘shoppertainment’ in mind. Not only could visitors make purchases from the 225 outlet retailers, they could also indulge in all types of entertainment and dining options. Twelve years later, Arundel Mills took on a $550 million dollar casino as their tenant, making the powerhouse complex the most visited destination in Maryland. Live! Casino & Hotel (formerly known as Maryland Live!) features one of the largest gaming floors of any casino in the country with more than 200 live action table games and 4,000 slot machines. Its gaming amenities are complemented by a state-of-the-art live entertainment venue and nationally acclaimed restaurants. In 2018, the 300-room, Four Diamond rated Live! Hotel opened. The 15-story tower is the tallest in Anne Arundel County and includes 50,000 square feet of meeting space. Arundel Mills continues to be the largest tourist attraction in Maryland.

FLY BWI MARSHALL Construction on what was then called Friendship International Airport began in 1947 and, for the past 75 years, the focus on providing an excellent traveler experience has continued through expanded services, continued investment, and expansion. Now Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is not only the busiest airport in the region, it continues to grow with a five gate extension to Concourse A, including new airline holdrooms and jet bridges, upgraded restrooms, and three new food and retail concessions.


The Annapolis Maritime Museum operates in the last remaining oyster packing plant in the area. The family owned McNasby Seafood & Oyster Company operated at 723 Second Street in Eastport from 1918 until the death of Mac McNasby in 1973.

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ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM AND PARK

ANNAPOLIS CITY DOCK For over four centuries, City Dock has transformed itself from a colonial commercial hub to a working waterman’s port to the bustling downtown waterfront that it is today. The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley memorial, located at the head of City Dock, is a reminder of the city’s painful past as a port of entry for slaves. The memorial commemorates the arrival point of Alex Haley’s African ancestor, Kunta Kinte, whose story is related in Haley’s book Roots. A sculpture group at the memorial site portrays Haley seated, reading from a book to three children, and a story wall displays quotes from the author’s story of his family’s journey from slavery to prosperity over seven generations.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum leased the property from the City of Annapolis in 2001. Following significant damage from Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the newly restored museum reopened in 2008. After closing again in fall 2019 for a total revamping of its exhibit area, the museum reopened in March 2021 with a new, nearly $1 million permanent exhibition, Our Changing Waterfront. Re-imagined exhibits invite visitors to experience the Chesapeake Bay and the area’s local history through interactive and immersive displays covering three main themes: bay health, oyster economy and history, and annapolis waters.

Shops, restaurants, and on-the-water attractions, such as Bay sightseeing cruises and the harbor water taxi, line City Dock on both sides. City Dock is anchored by Susan Campbell Park, an open space with benches and unparalleled views of the harbor, Severn River, and the Chesapeake Bay. Starting in 2022, visitors and locals will witness the transformation of City Dock into a vibrant community space with green spaces, a splash pad, a raised promenade, and improved seating areas. Photo by Bob Peterson

Highlights include two 500-gallon aquariums that compare the health of the Chesapeake Bay in the 1700s with the health of the Bay today. A hologram invites visitors into the life of an engaging, hard-working Chesapeake Bay waterman. After touring the museum, visitors are invited to continue their Chesapeake Bay adventure with a cruise aboard the museum’s historic Chesapeake Bay skipjack, Wilma Lee.

Lying at the foot of Historic Annapolis’ main thoroughfare, Main Street, City Dock is the turnaround point of Ego Alley, a narrow waterway where visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s maritime culture as they view a parade of sail and powerboats. The nearby Market House stands near the historical location of market houses dating back to 1730. Constructed in 1858, the current building was restored in 2003 to reflect its original mid-19th century appearance. Today, Market House features an open concept market with seating and food vendors offering oysters, crab cakes, sandwiches, coffee, and more.


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THE MUSEUM OF HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS LONDON TOWN & THE WILLIAM BROWN HOUSE In the late 1700s, colonial Americans traveling between the Annapolis area and Williamsburg to the south and Philadelphia to the north were pleased to hear they could now find food, drink, and lodging at the William Brown House overlooking the South River in the busy port town of London. Brown built his lovely Georgian mansion into a fine “publick house” to accommodate weary travelers arriving on horseback, by carriage, or by ferry. It was the focal point of London Town, once a major port for trans-Atlantic tobacco ships and a bustling enclave of colonial buildings housing blacksmiths, carpenters, bakers, and other tradesmen. As the 18th century progressed, the town began to fade away and Brown eventually lost his mansion to creditors. In 1828, it was bought by Anne Arundel County and turned into an almshouse. The poor and destitute were housed there until 1965. In 1970, the William Brown House became a National Historic Landmark and was turned into a museum. Today, Historic London Town and Gardens welcomes visitors to a re-creation of this 18th century village complete with colonial craftsmen and other historic reenactors.

In 1651, one of the first English settlers of the Annapolis peninsula, Thomas Hall, owned the land where the Museum of Historic Annapolis now stands. By 1745, the property had been developed to include a bakehouse, which was destroyed by a fire in 1790. The three-story brick building standing at 99 Main Street today was built by 1791. After a vital structural wall was accidentally demolished in the 1950s, the building was slated for demolition. In 1957, Historic Annapolis Foundation board members formed Port of Annapolis to purchase the property and finance a restoration that was completed in 1960. In 2004, Historic Annapolis began converting the longtime commercial property into a museum facility. HistoryQuest at the St. Clair Wright Center opened in 2006. Following renovations and upgrades to the property and years of work researching, developing, designing, and installing a new permanent exhibit, the Museum of Historic Annapolis reopened. Annapolis: An American Story shares the dramatic stories of Annapolis and its diverse people – revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice – who helped to shape our American story over more than 400 years.

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f you thought Annapolis was only for history buffs and sailors, think again! Anne Arundel County is a great choice for family trips and offers many lively sights, sounds, and playgrounds for kids of all ages. Whether your family is into cultural arts, nature, history, sports, or all of the above, Anne Arundel County has plenty of options to keep the kids busy (and the parents relaxed). Annapolis is certainly a family-friendly town, with hotels and restaurants catering to them in unique ways. The next time you are planning a trip to the Annapolis area, bring the whole gang and check out some of these family activities – loved by visitors and locals alike.

EXPLORE OUTDOORS Locals love our Chesapeake Bay landscape, and we hope you and your family will, too. A great first stop to learn about the region is the Annapolis Maritime Museum, located in quaint and eclectic Eastport. Housed in the old McNasby’s oyster plant, kids can learn about the Chesapeake Bay with engaging, interactive displays, holographic characters, and live aquariums. Venture down Route 50, and right before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, you’ll find Sandy Point State Park—a great place for sunbathing or swimming in the summer and fishing, walking, or picnicking anytime, with stunning views of the Bay Bridge year-round. Travel a bit south to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian, where visitors can hike the boardwalks across the marsh and observe many species of wildlife. Families can take a selfled field trip by borrowing an explorer bag with educational materials and activities. Travel to north Anne Arundel County for a wild experience at Eco Adventures in Millersville, which hosts educational, hands-on conservation programs with rescued wild animals like kinkajous, crocodiles, scorpions, turtles, and pythons. The Chesapeake Children’s Museum is another great resource for family activities and events focused on discovery and ecology.

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Of course, there are endless possibilities for exploring Annapolis by water as well. Hop on a Watermark Tour from City Dock to get a whole new perspective of Annapolis. Or, for the more active and older kids, rent some paddleboards from Capital SUP or SUP Annapolis. If “ye” dare, climb aboard the Sea Gypsy for Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake—a truly spectacular experience where kids can fire water cannons, search for treasure, and try to defeat Pirate Pete! Or maybe you want to map out your own course? Charter a powerboat, sailboat, fishing boat, or electric boat from one of the many charter companies and choose your own family adventure through the lovely waterways of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

EXPLORE THE ARTS For those curious, artsy kiddos, there are plenty of venues to experience something new! Two local theaters cater to young audiences: Infinity Theatre (past productions include Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” and Pinocchio) and the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (productions include The Addams Family and Annie). In the summer, be sure to check out the City of Annapolis Summer Concert Series, Quiet Waters Park Summer Concert Series, and HattonRegester Green Concerts, all offering a wide variety of music and dance performances (for free!) For those families that love to get lost in a good bookstore, be sure to visit Old Fox Books on Maryland Avenue. This locally owned small business has a full-service café and a magical garden out back, with story time events most Fridays like Frolic the Fox, Pirate Joe, and Celeste the Fairy Harpist (www.oldfoxbooks.com for event info.)

If you’ve been browsing some of the galleries along Main Street and feel the need to create some art, visit ArtFarm Studios, where kids and grown-ups can put on a smock and get messy! Offerings for kids as young as 6 (register online at www.artfarmannapolis.com) include topics like slime-making and watercolor workshops.

SNACK TIME Ready for a snack? For kids, the answer is almost always yes. Here are some restaurants that cater to you and your whole family with special menus and experiences for kids. A downtown staple is Chick and Ruth’s on Main Street, where the sandwiches are overstuffed, and the milkshakes are legendary. You simply must try afternoon tea at Reynolds Tavern, a sophisticated teatime experience for your posh little ones. For a quick bite (or cheeky Happy Hour for mom and dad), stop by the Trophy Room restaurant in The Graduate Annapolis. The playful décor and oversized board games will be sure to keep the kids busy while everyone regroups. Some great choices for family-friendly dinners are Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge (rooftop seating keeps everyone happy), Julep Southern Kitchen & Bar (easy parking, spacious seating, pulled pork sliders on the kid’s menu); Boatyard Bar & Grill (lively neighborhood spot with Pirates Pie and Buccaneer Pasta on the kids’ menu); or Old Stein Inn (authentic German food, kids will be enthralled by the oompah bands in the biergarten/ patio area). And everyone’s favorite—dessert! Who has the best ice cream downtown: Annapolis Ice Cream, Kilwin’s, or The Red Bean? I’ll never tell—you’re just going to have to try them all! For a special event or takeaway treat, try the French-inspired delicacies at Sweet Hearts Patisserie—best macaroons this side of the Atlantic.

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EXPLORE HISTORY To be in Annapolis is to be immersed in history, so much so that your kids will forget they’re actually learning things while having fun! A great first stop is the Visitors Center at 26 West Street to get the lowdown on current walking tour offerings. If an air-conditioned ride is more your style, consider Discover Annapolis Trolley Tours, which stops at many of the top sightseeing spots. (Tell the kids it’s just like Daniel Tiger!) A popular tour site is the William Paca House and Garden, an immaculately restored 18th century home of one of the Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence. If you have budding politicos in the family, you might want to visit the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating back to 1772. Tour the BannekerDouglass Museum, Maryland’s official museum of African-American heritage, to learn more about Maryland’s history and rich cultural diversity. Explore Historic London Town and Gardens for information about colonial times near Annapolis. Kids will especially love the Sound & Sensory Garden along the woodsy trail surrounding the historic buildings. And if the kids aren’t totally exhausted by sundown, explore Annapolis’ darker side with a ghost tour with Watermark Tours, Annapolis Tours & Crawls, or Haunted Harbor Tours (insider tip: book the earlier tour times for a toned down, PG-version of the stories).

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SPORTS & GAMES FOR SEVERAL YEARS I’VE WANTED TO GO WHENEVER WE’VE VISITED DC. I’M SO HAPPY WE WERE ABLE TO DEDICATE NEARLY A WEEK TO ANNAPOLIS. EVEN WITH 5 FULL DAYS, WE COULDN’T EAT AND SEE IT ALL.

Any sports fans in your family? Kiddos that need to stay active? If so, check out some of these options to keep them moving. Catch a game of the hometown team, the U.S. Naval Academy–and I don’t just mean football. Fans can purchase tickets for most home games of any sport, while getting a unique view of the Naval Academy interior. Or for a totally different type of sporting event, check out Medieval Times at Arundel Mills. After all, jousting is the official sport of Maryland.

After your jousting show, hop over to Dave & Buster’s, which could be described as Las Vegas for children— bright lights, loud music, and games galore. If you can escape Dave & Buster’s, then try your hand at EscapeTime Escape Rooms or Mission Escape Rooms and work together as you solve puzzles and decipher clues in your quest to escape.

- Vicky Krause, via Facebook, July 2021

If you’d rather be playing than watching, check out some of these family activities: GOLF: Severna Park Golf (mini golf and par 3), Night Hawk Golf Center (mini golf, par 3, footgolf). BOWLING: Annapolis Bowl, Severna Park Lanes (duckpin and 10-pin), Crofton Bowling Centre. Maryland Renaissance Festival


ANNAPOLIS AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY AREA PLAYGROUNDS: FUN FOR ALL AGES There are more than 70 playgrounds in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County parks. Add to that the many neighborhood and school playgrounds, and the possibilities are endless for you and the kiddos to explore. Here are just a few of our favorite parks to get you started:

NORTH ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY Downs Park (8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena): A sprawling waterfront park along the Chesapeake Bay. The playground here was recently renovated with high climbing towers, balance board, multiple slides, and swings (including adaptive seats). Kinder Farm (1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville): Two playgrounds, a small museum, and pavilion areas are set amongst a working farm. Kids love visiting with the animals and then exploring the three-tiered playground with imaginative climbing structures, slides, swings, and musical instruments. So much to explore here! Lake Waterford (830 Pasadena Road, Pasadena): Lovely wooded park bordering a small fishing lake. Here you’ll find athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, and a newly renovated playground surrounded by picnic benches. Some fun choices here are the giant zipline swing, musical chimes, and the two-person swing, along with two sets of your typical playground slide-and-climb structures. Friendship Park/Thomas A. Dixon Jr. Aircraft Observation Area (1911 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie): Did you know BWI Airport used to be called Friendship Airport? This small park is sure to be a hit with plane-lovers, since you’ll have a front row seat to some impressive aircraft landings while they play. Playground was recently renovated providing access to BWI the bike/walking trail.

Newman Street Playground (199 Green St., Annapolis): After a quick five-minute walk from City Dock, you will find this fenced play area with lots of climbing, sliding, and balance equipment for big and little kids. There is also a basketball court and rain garden nearby. If you’re touring downtown Annapolis with littles, this is a great spot for them to let off steam with some unstructured time.

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Quiet Waters Park (600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis): A quiet, woodsy retreat amongst the hustle and bustle of Annapolis, this 340-acre park offers two playgrounds and other activities like trails, pavilion rentals, a dog park, and ice skating in winter. Playgrounds offer two sizes of equipment for kids big and small. Truxtun Park (273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis): Annapolis’ main city park of more than 80 acres that surrounds the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center. The park hosts a variety of sports fields, pavilions, and pools, as well as playgrounds and an indoor play space, Ballocity™, which is a great option for a rainy day. (Note: Purchase of a guest pass needed for Ballocity™.) Sandy Point State Park (1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis): Sandy Point has so much to offer (Bay views, swimming, trails, bathhouse) including great playgrounds scattered around the park. The newly renovated playgrounds look nothing like your typical playground equipment. The dual play areas are forest- and oceanthemed, complete with a turtle sculpture and a “crab shack” playhouse.

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CHELSEA HARRISON Chelsea is a proud lifelong Marylander. She is a creative writing teacher, tutor, poet, and freelance writer and editor. She is also a mom of four little ones. Some of Chelsea’s favorite Annapolis memories are interning at the Paca House, her wedding, shopping Main Street on Black Friday, and watching the Blue Angels. LOCAL FAVES: ★ Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse ★ Rams Head On Stage ★ Café Normandie

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he convergence of waterways shaping Annapolis and surrounding Anne Arundel County is a fitting metaphor for the equally dynamic people and events which have, over the course of time, carved out the experience we know today. From times of tranquil harmony, to roiling rivulets of unrest, reflecting upon this region’s textured past—long enmeshed in critical religious, economic, and social issues—informs us how to responsibly navigate toward a vibrant future strengthened by the fibers of every human being.

ALL VISITORS TO ANNAPOLIS AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SHOULD VISIT THE KUNTA KINTE-ALEX HALEY MEMORIAL OF ALEX HALEY READING TO CHILDREN, IN DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS. AFTER THAT, HEAD ON OVER TO PAUL’S HOMEWOOD CAFÉ LOCATED AT 919 WEST STREET IN ANNAPOLIS FOR LUNCH OR DINNER. - Jerray Slocum Assistant VP, Business Development Severn Bank

Before the first crab cake, the region was mostly dominated by the Susquehannocks. Having moved down to the Lower Susquehanna Valley around 1550, likely to better control the fur trade, the Susquehannocks absorbed the existing Shenks Ferry people into their culture. Traversing footpaths and waterways familiar to today’s commercial and recreational boaters, Susquehannocks traded with other native groups and eventually Europeans. In 1608, Captain John Smith, exploring the upper Chesapeake Bay region, first made a record of his encounter with the Susquehannocks, noting members of the tribe “seemed like giants to the English.” Despite archaeological evidence that Susquehannocks were in fact an average size for the period, big change was set in motion. On the heels of Smith’s exploration came, in relatively short order, European settlers enticed by both economic enterprise and an escape from religious restrictions increasingly weighing on England’s Roman Catholics. By December 1649, the first European settlement in what is now Anne Arundel County was established on the north shore of the Severn River, opposite present-day Annapolis. Its founders, seeking the divine, called it Providence. Cecil Calvert, to whom the colony had been granted by King Charles I in 1649, had been met with tragedy earlier that same year when his wife—Anne Arundell—died, leaving him distraught. It was in deference to his grief that the Maryland General Assembly, in 1650, created Anne Arundel county, naming it after Calvert’s wife of 21 years.

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Religious freedom, however, proved to be too broad a brush stroke, and from 1650 to 1695, religious, regional, and political struggles erupted throughout Maryland. The culmination of one of the more substantial struggles—the Battle of the Severn, fought at the mouth of the eponymous river—was a vote by the General Assembly to rename the recently relocated capital “Annapolis,” (nee Anne Arundell Town) in order to garner favor with Princess Anne—later Queen Anne—younger sister of Queen Mary.

A NEW NAME FOR OUR HERITAGE AREA Announced in January 2022, Chesapeake Crossroads is the new name for a dynamic, ever-evolving heritage area created in 2001. For twenty years, the Annapolis London Town & South County Heritage Area has helped to create a more livable and economically sustainable community for all by serving as a funding resource for nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving the region’s unique heritage. When Four Rivers doubled the size of its geographic footprint in spring 2021, the search began for a new name to more accurately reflect the breadth and depth of the diverse tourism product the expanded heritage area represents. While the name is changing, the mission remains the same. By making its partners aware of funding opportunities, administering grants, and fostering collaboration, Chesapeake Crossroads helps heritage partners tell their own stories in their own voices – stories that otherwise might go forever untold.

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Of course slavery—sanctioned by law in 1664—was an atrocity that would not be recognized as such for far too long. The focus, instead, was on the rapid soil depletion which resulted from tobacco farming, which had parallel effects on both the quality and quantity of the harvest. With crop rotation not yet in practice, financial hardship was a blight for even the most successful farmers. Despite these difficulties for farming, the main economic driver, Anne Arundel County’s population managed to triple— from 4,100 to 12,520—in the period from 1700 to 1750.

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During this time of significant growth, Annapolis also bore witness to important local and international events: construction completed on St. Anne’s Church; destruction by fire of the first State House (and completion of the second); publishing of the Maryland Gazette (first newspaper in the Chesapeake); and the birth of Charles Carroll (1737-1832), signer of the Declaration of Independence. Elsewhere in Maryland, fellow signers Samuel Chase (1741-1811), William Paca (1740-1799), and Thomas Stone (1743-1787) were also born during these boom years.

Dissenting Protestants settle along the Severn River and name their town Providence.

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As Annapolis became the economic, social, and political center of the colony, settlements throughout the agrarian Chesapeake colonies were leaning in to tobacco as their main cash crop. The region’s favorable soil and climate conditions were gravely offset by farmers’ reliance on slavery and indentured servitude for this labor-intensive crop.

Governor Francis Nicholson chooses Anne Arundell Town as the new provincial capital.

Nicholson moves Maryland’s capital from St. Mary’s City to the town and port of Anne Arundell & renames it Annapolis.

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George Washington resigns as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House.

Maryland State House serves as the nation’s capitol.

Congress assembles at the Maryland State House to ratify the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the War of Independence.

Maryland State House hosts the Annapolis Convention, where delegates discuss changes to the Articles of Confederation and call for a new meeting in Philadelphia.


The winds of change, meanwhile, were steadily increasing from whispering breeze to undeniable gale force throughout the colonies: there was chatter in the taverns at night and revolution in the air. The Revolutionary War—waged from April 19, 1775, to September 3, 1783, and living up to its name—marched across the City’s center stage more than a few times. In the spring and fall of 1781, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County played host to pivotal encampments—Lafayette’s Continental Light Infantrymen and Rochambeau’s French expeditionary force, respectively—as they made their way to the equally pivotal Battle of Yorktown. And—boom, boom, bang—just like that General George Washington was in Annapolis’ State House resigning as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, December 23, 1783. Shortly thereafter on January 14, 1784, statesmen traipsed back to the State House as congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially endin`g the Revolutionary War.

The winds of change were once again bearing down on the shores of Maryland; divisive cracks quickly became chasms.

Fort Severn is transferred to the Navy Department for use as a school for midshipmen. Five years later, it’s renamed the U.S. Naval Academy.

Annapolis is a Union town throughout the Civil War. In 1864, Maryland abolishes slavery.

First synagogue in Annapolis is established. Town of Highland Beach is incorporated.

John Paul Jones is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy

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Political change was not the only thing being manufactured at this time. Concurrently, the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) also visited economic change upon Annapolis. Maryland’s economic center shifted from heavily agricultural Annapolis to the superior port city of Baltimore, as iron ore mining and smelting blasted onto the scene. Completion of the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad in 1840 linked northern Anne Arundel County to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This railroad, and the ones that soon followed, made the area a regional transportation center. Manufacturing was the belle of the ball, as tobacco’s influence was waning. It turns out, no matter how you rotated the crops, you still wound up with the untenable tangle of slavery.

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Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial is dedicated to honor the freedoms established by the First Amendment of the United States

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THE BANNEKERDOUGLASS MUSEUM, A NATIONAL PRESERVATION SITE, WAS ONCE THE HISTORIC MOUNT MORIAH AME CHURCH, BUILT IN 1874. TODAY, THIS HISTORIC SITE IS HOME TO ARTIFACTS, RARE DOCUMENTS, AND EXHIBITIONS THAT SHARE AND CELEBRATE MARYLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, ART, AND CULTURE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS. - Chanel Compton Executive Director Banneker-Douglass Museum

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While the livelihoods and dignity of a misplaced people hung in the balance, the socioeconomic issues of the day were the driving force behind the Civil War. Many Marylanders, echoing the geography which more closely identified with that of the southern states, expressed pro-southern sentiments. For this reason, both Annapolis and Baltimore were occupied by Union Troops to safeguard against any attempt by Maryland to secede. Camp Parole was established near Annapolis as a prisoner exchange post for soldiers waiting to be exchanged or paroled. Some of those who succumbed to disease or injury were buried in the military cemetery near present-day Westgate Circle. Around this same time, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845 on the grounds of existing Fort Severn, under Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft. As of November 1, 1864, slaves were lawfully freed throughout Maryland. Not exactly a moral coup, it was a step in the right direction, and tobacco further became the road less travelled. At this same time, Frederick Douglass, born in Talbot County in 1818, lobbied politicians and met with presidents for the liberation cause and women’s

suffrage. Making his way to Anne Arundel County, and eventually building his summer cottage “Twin Oaks” in present day Highland Beach, Douglass worked tirelessly, after escaping slavery in 1838, until his death in 1895 as a social crusader. Highland Beach would later be established by Douglass’ son Major Charles R. Douglass as an exclusive resort for African Americans. Many prominent African Americans, including Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Mary Church Terrell regularly visited or owned homes in the community. While the wheels were in motion for important social movements, there was still the business of growing the local economy. While tobacco was still grown, without free labor, farmers throughout Anne Arundel County shifted to crops such as corn, wheat, hay, and fruit. This gave rise to a practice known as truck farming. Eastern European families who had emigrated to Baltimore were transported—by truck—to harvest the fruits and vegetables. Initially, Baltimore was the primary market, but over time Anne Arundel County peas, beans, strawberries, and cantaloupes

Dr. Carter G. Woodson was a scholar whose work and writings established Black History Month to honor African American leaders and innovators throughout U.S. history. The goal of Black History Month is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to learn and appreciate African American history for a lifetime. Individuals like abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, civil rights leader Gloria Richardson, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall were trailblazers in U.S. history. Today, the historic efforts of these Marylanders and countless others continue to inspire community building, innovation, and social change. Whether an expert or new student, you can explore Black history, art, and culture through books, film, museums, your local and state archives, African American cultural events, and more. Launched in February 2022, the Black History 365 collaborative is a space for local partners in Anne Arundel County to share and promote upcoming Black history programs, events, and exhibitions. To see more visit www.visitannapolis.org/black-history-365

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The population continued to grow with the establishment of Fort George Meade, at first with the purpose of training troops for World War I and not long after World War II. When, in 1950, President Harry S. Truman dedicated Friendship International Airport (now Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport) the population further soared.

became famous throughout the eastern seaboard. Canning and fertilizer plants were opened in the northern part of the county in support of truck farming. Also emerging toward the end of the Civil War was a burgeoning seafood industry with an emphasis on oysters. In the 1880s the Chesapeake Bay was the source of almost half of the world’s oyster supply. Long before current environmental concerns, Maryland’s waterways grew increasingly murky with a series of disputes—at times violent—as licensed harvesters tried to fend off oyster pirates. These disputes eventually became known as the Oyster Wars. While the seafood industry remains an important part of local tourism, over-fishing and increased industrialization netted the region less prominence in the international seafood market. Over the years, employment at an ever-expanding Naval Academy meant a steady population growth in and around Annapolis.

A glance at Annapolis and Anne Arundel County reveals immense changes over the past several centuries, but it is still recognizable as the landscape that nourished the Susquehannock, and enchanted Captain John Smith. A closer inspection of the inhumanely flawed socio-economic backbone, yes, it is heartbreaking, but also imperative if we are to tap in to the healing vein of hope fed by the restorative rivulets of hope flowing freely. Situated as it is on the Chesapeake Bay, surrounded by natural beauty and resources, and buoyed by a thriving economy, to be a part of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County right now is to be living the life.

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MARY RYAN NEWKIRK Mary Ryan has been thrilled to call Annapolis home for the past 18 years. With a degree in English and writing from Washington College, she has long treasured all that Annapolis and its surrounds has to offer. She loves feeding bread scraps to the City ducks and enjoys soaking up the ever-evolving cultural, epicurean, living history, and community involvement opportunities brimming in Anne’s fair City. LOCAL FAVES: ★ Art Farm ★ Davis’ Pub ★ Homestead Gardens

SPOTLIGHT: ANNAPOLIS: AN AMERICAN STORY Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis and explore three floors of exhibitions and stories in a historic building at 99 Main Street. Annapolis: An American Story is the perfect first stop where you can begin your discovery of Annapolis, a museum without walls. Annapolis: An American Story shares dramatic stories of Annapolis and its diverse people–revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice– who helped to shape the American story across more than 400 years. An inspiring film, chronological and colorful exhibits, and an impressive collection of objects provide a fun learning experience, spark visitor interests, and share information about 10 partner sites, all located within a short walk from the museum: the William Paca House and Garden, U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, Banneker-Douglass Museum, Maryland State House, the Hammond-Hardwood House, Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, James Brice House, Hogshead, and the historic Waterfront Warehouse. The exhibition is located at the Museum of Historic Annapolis, which is located near City Dock in downtown Annapolis. For more information visit www.annapolis.org V I S I T A N N A P O L I S . o r g

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Step Into Our Story Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis and discover the dramatic history of Maryland’s capital city across more than 400 years. Explore the stories of Annapolis and its diverse people who helped to shape our American story.

A piece of the Liberty Tree. A Pulitzer Prize. A sewing machine from the Naval Academy tailor’s shop. Tickets to Carr’s Beach. Historic Annapolis has gathered rare treasures, heirlooms, paintings, and photos, and tied them together in a detailed historic narrative to create a groundbreaking new permanent exhibition. Annapolis: An American Story at the Museum of Historic Annapolis is the perfect place to start exploring the diverse history of Maryland’s capital city. There, a short film introduces visitors to the Museum and numerous cultural sites and museums, encouraging visitors to consider Annapolis: An American Story just the start of an adventure in exploring Maryland’s capital city. The exhibition itself covers three floors and traces the timeline of one of America’s oldest cities, a story spotlighted through a rich collection

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of images and objects that reveal tragedies, triumphs, and visionary change. “Let us inspire you,” states Greg L. Williams in the film’s narration, “to connect with 300 years of “we the people,” Annapolitans who helped define what America is today.” Annapolis: An American Story shares the story of Annapolis as a birthplace of American liberty, home to the U.S. Naval Academy and a working Chesapeake Bay harbor, its role in the Civil Rights movement, and much more. “We hope the Museum will be the first stop for all visitors to Annapolis, plus a way for all Annapolis residents to reconnect with their own town,” said Robert C. Clark, President & CEO of Historic Annapolis. “The exhibition highlights our rich history and heritage and excites curiosity to discover more

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“We hope the Museum will be the first stop for all visitors to Annapolis, plus a way for all Annapolis residents to reconnect with their own town.” Robert C. Clark, President & CEO of Historic Annapolis

about the many voices who contributed to building not only our city but the nation.” The 18th-century building itself is part of the story, constructed in 1791 by German immigrant Frederick Grammar. It is just one of the city’s architectural and carefully-preserved cultural gems, and one of the reasons Annapolis is known as A Museum Without Walls™. In addition to the Museum of Historic Annapolis, the exhibition encourages visitors to explore partner sites where visitors can discover more about the city’s history and heritage, all located within a short walk from the Museum: the William Paca House and Garden, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Maryland State House, the HammondHarwood House, the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, the James Brice

House, Hogshead, and the historic Waterfront Warehouse. “Once you’ve experienced Annapolis: An American Story at the Museum, you’ll be inspired to walk the historic streets and take an even deeper look at some of these stories,” Clark said. “We are especially excited to be joined in the telling of Annapolis: An American Story as a city-wide experience with our partner sites where you’ll find yourself immersed in all the history that our city has to offer.” The Museum of Historic Annapolis is located at 99 Main Street, next to City Dock in the downtown Annapolis Historic District. It is steps away from restaurants, shops and other interesting sites, museums, and activities. For more information on hours and tickets, visit museum.annapolis.org.

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ew places in the country have as rich a culinary history as the Mid-Atlantic.

The Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America, is known worldwide for seafood, especially blue crabs and oysters. As the northernmost southern state, and the southernmost northern state, Marylanders take culinary cues from both. Our rich melting pot brings in international influences, supported by ingredients from the abundantly rich farmland around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Food is also part of the lifestyle here. Marylanders love to connect often over food and wine. One walk through downtown Annapolis on a summer night will prove it, with happy diners at tables indoors and out. Here are tasty ways to dig into what the Chesapeake region has to offer, whatever you’re craving.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL Annapolitans love steamed crabs, freshly shucked oysters, and yes, Old Bay seasoning, which you’ll find in everything from potato chips to sushi. And all for good reason—those things are delicious and part of what makes life here so appealing. Crab feasts are an area tradition, best done at a long wooden table with steaming-hot crabs piled in the center, smothered in Old Bay and ready for picking. Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn has been family owned for five generations and has been named by many as one of the top seafood shacks in the U.S.—hence the long wait times in prime season. For a crab fix without the wait, head to Mike’s Crab House, which overlooks the South River in Edgewater, and The Point, a former warehouse with sliding doors that opens to the Magothy River. In true Annapolis style, all three spots are waterfront, with docking space for diners who come by boat.

For oysters, Sailor Oyster Bar on West Street is a charming storefront with a few cozy booths and tables, a narrow bar, and an array of readyto-shuck oysters with Maryland and Virginia always represented alongside PEIs and Pacific Northwest. Pair them with creative crudos and craft cocktails, which change daily. City Dock is another great place for oysters of every style, from half-shell to Rockefeller to shooter style, with cocktail sauce and pepper vodka. Depending on your mood, go historic at circa-1750 Middleton Tavern, get social in the airy atrium at McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar, or grab a seat at the raw bar at Market House, across the street from Ego Alley. In Eastport, Wild Country Seafood is the last of its kind. This throwback store/ restaurant is owned by waterman Pat Mahoney, who goes out and catches seafood himself, then offers it

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cleaned to go at the seafood counter, or to be steamed or fried onsite, served with traditional sides like coleslaw and hushpuppies. And what about that most ubiquitous dish, the crab cake? You’ll find them on menus all over town, but know that our crab cakes are not like ones you may have had elsewhere. Here, it’s all about the meat, with as little filler as possible— just enough to bind it together. There’s an age-old debate among locals over who has the best one, but check out Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport, Chick and Ruth’s Delly on Main Street, or the venerable Edgewater Restaurant for examples of the very best.

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BEYOND THE CRAB CAKE Annapolis is not all about seafood, and you’d be missing the City flavor if you limited yourself. Brunch is an art form (and served all day) at Iron Rooster, known for their signature house-made pop tart (a behemoth with little connection to the supermarket version), breakfast nachos, crab hash, and buttermilk fried chicken. Decadent Southern fare is on the menu at Miss Shirley’s Café; think chicken and waffles, coconut-cream stuffed French toast, oversized biscuits, and her signature Bloody Mary, served — if you please — with bacon and lump crab meat. Annapolis chefs are pushing creativity with a bevy of international influences. At award-winning Preserve, husband and wife Jeremy and Michelle Hoffman serve a hyper-local American menu featuring pickled and fermented ingredients in sides like apple kimchi. Vida Taco Bar puts a creative spin on farm-to-table tacos, with flavors like tinga chicken and Thai basil shrimp. Café Normandie’s crepes, croque monsieurs, and moules frites recall your favorite Paris bistro. In West Annapolis, chef/owner Frederik de Pue at Flamant brings Belgian influences to his acclaimed restaurant, drawing diners from across DC and beyond. Galway Bay on Maryland Avenue offers tasty Irish fare including shepherd’s pie and Old Bay-seasoned bangers and mash, paired with one of the most extensive Irish whisky lists in the U.S.


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Take Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Located in Halethorpe, just a few miles from BWI Marshall airport, the expansive 62-acre campus and beer garden serves its iconic Draught and Stout (shipped over from Dublin), alongside madeonly-here beers including Baltimore Blonde, Milk Stout and Guinness IPA. The taproom also features experimental brews, from smoked ales to tea-infused IPAs. If the beer gets enough rave reviews at the bar, it may go into production, and you can say you tasted it here first.

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Experimentation is key at Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery in Crofton, whose tagline is Small Batches, Big Variety. You never know what you’ll find on their 16 taps, and they also have a program where you can experiment along with them as a guest brewer. There’s always something happening at Pherm Brewing Company in Gambrills. The tasting room has a large stage and sound system for weekly events, from bands to open mic to karaoke, and food trucks offer eats to pair with their rotating taps, from IPAs to chocolate stouts. At Crooked Crab Brewing Co. in Odenton, weekly can drops feature the latest creations, and any time of the week you can sample favorite and seasonal brews from their 12 taps, or grab 4-packs to go of creations like All You Can East Crab Feast, a double IPA, or the Gosa Fett sour.

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Maryland is known for crabs, and you know what goes great with crabs? Beer. Actually, beer goes great with pretty much everything, and the booming Anne Arundel brewery scene offers plenty of ways to tap in, from nano-sized newbies to international transplants, each putting out favorites alongside seasonal and experimental brews.

Located in downtown Eastport, nanobrewery Forward Brewing may be tiny but their 13 on-tap brews are as inviting as their outdoor side patio. Don’t miss the Annapolis Boat, a Kolsch-style ale available onsite, or in growlers or cans to go.

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COLONIAL COCKTAILS CHERRY BOUNCE A bounce is a drink made with a mixture of brandy and sweetened cherry juice. The earliest reference for such a drink dates to 1693 where it was referenced in W. Robertson’s Phraseologia Generalis as a “mingled [mixed] drink” called cherrybouncer. George Washington’s diary reveals that in September 1784 he packed liquid provisions in the form of cherry bounce, port, and Madeira wine for a trip west. It was often safer to drink alcoholic beverages when traveling for fear of drinking water from unknown sources – author, Joyce White, Food Historian. The original bounce recipe required the mixologist to create a ‘mash’ of cherries, sugar, and alcohol of their choice, place the ingredients in a jar, mash, and shake periodically and then let it sit for up to 5 months. Thanks to Joyce White, food historian and board member from the historic Hammond Harwood House, we have an expedited and modern adaptation for you to enjoy. No waiting required! Modern Adaptation: Cherry Bounce A quick and easy way to make cherry bounce is to mix 1 cup simple syrup, 1½ cups tart cherry juice, and 1 cup brandy. Refrigerate until ready to use. ‘Riversdale Revels’ Cherry Bounce Punch Ingredients: • 1 part cherry bounce • 3 parts sweet sparkling wine (White or Rosé) • Cherries leftover from the bounce infusion process, or fresh cherries Directions: 1. Mix the ‘bounce’ and the sparkling wine. 2. Add ice and garnish with a few cherries.

LAMB’S WOOL Join Historic London Town and Gardens for their Colonial Cocktail Series March through November. Ingredients: • • • •

1.5 lbs apples, cored 1 quart brown ale 1 tablespoon sugar (or to taste) Sprinkling of nutmeg and ginger

Directions: • Core the apples and bake them at 375O until they burst (about 30 minutes). • After cooling, peel and mash to a pulp. • Heat ale and add spices and apple pulp. • Pour into a punch bowl and serve hot. Makes eight 3-ounce servings.

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FOOD TRUCKS GALORE Not every great meal takes place in a restaurant. Mobile food trucks serve up tastiness in parking lots and neighborhoods all around the county. Some of them are found in the same place most days; others do by-appointment appearances in neighborhoods, breweries or pop-up events like Food Truck Fridays at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market. Taqueria El Primo has two food trucks serving authentic Mexican food on Forest Drive and West Street. Along with their long list of tacos (served in traditional corn tortillas or gringostyle flour tortillas), they have burritos, tortes, quesadillas and sopes. AZTK Food Truck in Edgewater has tacos as well as tasty enchiladas, mole, carne asada, and even a Mexico-American burger with chipotle aioli and queso fresco. Don’t miss the pork-stuffed pupusas and elote loco (corn smothered in mayo, ketchup, and chili powder) at El Nene Latin Food, which operates from the American Legion on Forest Drive. Honduran truck El Catracho shares the same space, serving tasty ground beef pastelitos and refried-bean baleadas. Of course, this is Annapolis, so keep an eye out for Crabtown Curbs, which has crab cake sliders and fried shrimp platters alongside all-beef Nathan’s hot dogs. Blondie’s Doughnuts tempts with filled and iced brioche-style doughnuts and a decadent selection of cinnamon buns. You have to line up early on Saturday morning to get the baked goods at Black Market Bakers, but great news: You can also visit their standalone bakery, opening in early 2022 in Edgewater.


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An award-winning favorite for over 25 years, Rams Head serves creative pub fare, offers a legendary beer selection, and features extraordinary live music 7 nights a week. Come see why so many Annapolitans consider Rams Head their second home.

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HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT Downtown Annapolis has loads of great restaurants and bars offering a place for a drink or a bite. But some of the most special spots are ones you wouldn’t notice—bars and restaurants tucked below or above the brick-paved streets. Reynolds Tavern is the oldest in town, and the below-ground 1747 Pub takes its name from the year it opened. It’s set in the tavern’s original kitchen, evidenced by an enormous fireplace that takes over much of one wall. The low ceilings, brick floors, and stone walls give it a cozy vibe, and natural light comes in via the half windows that peek out over the sidewalk on Franklin Street. Rams Head is a gastropub spanning multiple dining rooms, a beer garden, and a cabaret-style concert venue that brings in nationally touring bands. But underneath it, accessible by a narrow winding staircase from the main pub or a brick staircase from West Street, is the tiny basement bar where it all started. With its centuries-old walls, low beamed ceiling and small tables, it feels like stepping back in time to the late 1700s, and the perfect place for a quiet nightcap, below the hubbub upstairs. The subterranean Drummer’s Lot is original to the historic Maryland Inn, at the very top of Main Street. The name comes from William Butterfield, a town crier of sorts who used his drum as a public address system back in the 1750s. Today, it’s a favorite spot for legislators to gather and talk shop after debating in the State House, just around the corner. You have to look hard to find the entrance to Fox’s Den. A small door on upper Main Street leads you downstairs to this basement speakeasy, which specializes in local craft beer, an extensive selection of whiskeys, and creative cocktails that incorporate house-made syrups. Supplant it with creative brick-oven pizza in flavors like the Fig and Pig, featuring fig preserves, shaved ham, and brie. While you’re walking on State Circle, don’t forget to look up. Harry Browne’s is a fine-dining staple, but their upstairs bar is one of the best secrets in town, with comfy couches and tables, and windows looking over the State House. It’s another favorite spot for lobbyists and government types when the legislature is in session, from January through April.


Waterfront Dining At It’s Best In Annapolis America’s sailing capital is home to centuries of colonial and U.S. history, including the U.S. Naval Academy and many historic attractions. The brick streets of downtown Annapolis offer shopping and fine dining, all within a few blocks of the waterfront that gives the city its character. And Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, with its unique dockside location, embodies that character. Located inside the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel and along Annapolis’ famed “Ego Alley” waterway, Pusser’s has been a longstanding, popular spot for waterfront dining for over 25 years. Situated directly on Annapolis harbor it’s the perfect place to watch sailboats finish during Wednesday Make sure to try a world-famous night races in the Pusser’s Painkiller cocktail! summertime, meet up with friends for happy hour and enjoy a great meal with a terrific view. Pusser’s is world-famous for its signature cocktail, the Painkiller®. It was first created at Pusser’s in the British Virgin Islands and is well-known throughout the yachting world—a sailor’s drink that is not to be missed.

Inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean, the inviting menu at Pusser’s features dishes such as Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla, Maryland Crab Dip, Barbecued Salmon Tower, and a wide array of seafood featuring their renowned Maryland Crab Cakes. Whether you’re searching for a great place to dine with a picturesque view of the harbor, a fun spot to bring out of town guests, or simply to relax with a refreshing drink on the waterfront, Pusser’s Caribbean Grille is sure to satisfy locals and visitors alike. Pusser’s Crab Cake Sandwich

Pusser’s Caribbean Grille is located in the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel 80 Compromise St., Annapolis, MD 21401 Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner See their menu at pussersannapolis.com or scan the code. Reservations suggested, call 410.626.0004

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Few things in life are better than sitting at an outside table, drinking in the views, and people-watching as you enjoy a great meal. Downtown Annapolis has loads of options, from sidewalk seating at restaurants on Main Street and Maryland Avenue, to the pedestrian area around Market House.

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But if it’s waterfront you want, we have that too. In historic downtown, Pusser’s Caribbean Grille has waterfront tables and a long outdoor bar that abuts Ego Alley, putting you right next to the comings and goings. Across Spa Creek, Carrol’s Creek Café is a favorite, both for great food and for their open-air terrace overlooking the marina and downtown beyond. For something quieter, head to the Severn Inn, which overlooks the Severn River and the U.S. Naval Academy. And there are plenty of options on the rivers that come off the Bay. You can get a table on the pier at Donnelly’s Dockside in Arnold, while Rams Head Dockside in Glen Burnie has its own beach for chilling before or after you eat. Down in Galesville, in southern Anne Arundel County, Pirates Cove is the sister restaurant to popular Galway Bay on Maryland Avenue, and neighboring Stan and Joe’s Riverside is twin to the popular bar and grill on West Street. Both offer a party vibe, great eats, live music, and exceptional views.


BWI AND BEYOND Anne Arundel County spans almost 600 square miles. But if you’re coming by air into BWI Marshall Airport, you don’t have to go far to get a great taste. Just a few minutes from the airport is Live! Casino & Hotel, a destination in itself with casino games, slot machines, live events, an AAA Four Diamond hotel, as well as some fantastic dining options. The Prime Rib is a classic old school steakhouse with a modern edge. The specialty is exceptional cuts of USDA prime beef, such as rib eye steaks or filet mignon, paired with your choice of toppings which include Oscar-style, gorgonzola or blue cheese, even lobster. Save room for traditional sides like a wedge salad and creamed spinach, or mix it up with grilled cauliflower steak or truffle mac and cheese. In the same venue, the Asian-fusion Luk Fu takes inspiration from Japan, Korea, China and Vietnam, offering dim sum, pan-fried noodles and rice, sashimi and sushi —there truly is something for everyone. It’s tucked on an open-sided terrace just a few steps above the casino floor, so you can be in the middle of the action while you sample.

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Less than a mile from Live! is Copper Canyon Grill. It’s one of four outposts of the Maryland eatery, which is known for comfort food: think rotisserie chicken and barbecue, meatloaf, and rattlesnake pasta with chicken, bell peppers, and Cajun alfredo sauce.

Most people look to Saturday or Sunday mornings as a time to get a few extra hours of sleep. Many in the Annapolis area are faced with a dilemma: Do I stay in bed, or sneak out in the morning darkness and head to the Black Market Bakers’ food truck at the parking lot of Chevy’s Restaurant in the hopes of grabbing a pastry or muffin before they sell out? Do they really open before the sun rises? No, they open at 7 a.m. But if you want a decent place in line, you’ll have to beat the early birds often lining up at 5:45 a.m.

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In Linthicum Heights on the edge of Anne Arundel County, G&M Restaurant and Lounge has been a local go-to for more than 30 years. Their slew of regulars come for hearty sandwiches and pastas, and especially seafood— everything from jumbo fried shrimp to crab cakes. The crab cakes are so popular, G&M ships them nationwide. Ok, maybe it all does come back to crab....

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SUSAN MOYNIHAN Susan spent her teenage years in Annapolis and graduated from the University of Maryland. A chance story assignment to the Caribbean led her to discovery of travel writing. She writes about travel, food, and lifestyle for regional and national outlets. Her book, 100 Things to Do in Annapolis/Eastern Shore Before You Die (Reedy Press), was published in 2019.

Steve O’Leary and his partners, who include his father Tom, brother Brendan, and Sarah Carr, opened Black Market Bakers in August 2020. The popularity of Black Market Bakers spread like a brush fire; so fast that it caught the attention of a casting crew looking for contestants for a new cooking show called Baking It!, hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg, both alums of Saturday Night Live. Steve and Tom were chosen and can now be seen on the Peacock Network series. Did they win? No spoilers here. Still can’t get your fanny out of bed before dawn? Don’t fret: you will soon be able to visit their brick and mortar store expected to open sometime in the first quarter of 2022, at South River Colony Main Street in Edgewater.

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SETTLEMENT In 1650, Puritans seeking religious freedom nestled into a spot on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and called their new town Providence. Settlers soon spread across the Severn River to the land that now makes up Maryland’s capital city. The small settlement grew and was renamed Anne Arundell in 1694 in honor of Lord Baltimore’s wife. By the late 1600s, Maryland’s 25,000 inhabitants had spread from Maryland’s then capital, St. Mary’s City, and Governor Francis Nicholson chose the growing town on the Severn as the new provincial capital because of its central location. Nicholson renamed the new capital Annapolis in honor of Princess Anne, who became Queen of England in 1702. He directed the city be built according to an elaborate baroque street plan, much like the ones used in great European capitals. The highest town circle revolved around the capitol building. The focal point of the secondhighest circle was an Anglican church. Mixed residential and mercantile areas developed around the waterfront and along the main streets. By the third quarter of the 18th century, Annapolis was the center of political, cultural, and economic life in the colony. Construction of what is now Annapolis’ famed Maryland State House began in 1772. The State House has since hosted many significant events, including General George Washington’s resignation from the Continental Army in 1783. Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris here on January 14, 1784, officially ending the American Revolution. And, in 1786, delegates from five

states convened at the Maryland State House to discuss changes to the Articles of Confederation. Each of these events occurred in the recently renovated Old Senate Chamber. The Maryland State House is the first and only state house to serve as the nation’s capitol, when the Continental Congress met here from November 1783 until August 1784. Today, the Maryland State House is recognized as the oldest state house in continuous legislative use in the nation.

GROWTH A naval school was established at Fort Severn in 1845. In 1850, it was renamed the U.S. Naval Academy. During the Civil War, hospitals at the Naval Academy and St. John’s College treated thousands of wounded Union soldiers. Paroled Union troops camped outside the town. In the late 19th century, the economic emphasis shifted from Anne Arundel County’s successful plantations to the bodies of water surrounding and flowing through Annapolis. Water trades, including oyster packing, boat building, and sail-making, emerged as major industries. Waterfront villages took root throughout the county, and shipping ports bolstered their workforce. Boasting a political and cultural history that spans centuries, Annapolis is a thriving “museum without walls” that recounts the birth and evolution of a nation amidst 21st-century living.

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Reynolds Tavern 7 Church Circle, 410-295-9555 The tavern was built between 1747 and 1755 by William Reynolds. From 1812 to 1935, the cashier of Farmers National Bank lived here, and from 1936 to 1957, the building housed the Anne Arundel County Library. The tavern is now a tearoom, pub, and inn.

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26 West St., 410-280-0445 No trip to Annapolis is complete without a stop at our Visitors Center at 26 West Street. We are your ‘Compass Rose’, pointing you in the direction of history, adventure, and excitement as you navigate your way through our idyllic 18th-century streets! From hidden gems to iconic landmarks and everything in between, our information specialists are ready to guide you in the right direction. Located in Annapolis’ Historic District, the Visitors Center is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and attractions, including the Maryland State House, Banneker-Douglass Museum, and U.S. Naval Academy. Whether you want to explore on your own or take a guided tour by foot, boat, trolley, or electric car, we have maps, brochures, and friendly experts to assist you on your journey. To start planning your trip, go to www.visitannapolis.org or call today.

Banneker-Douglass Museum 84 Franklin St., 410-216-6180 The first African Methodist Episcopal Church of Annapolis was founded in the 1790s. In 1984, it became Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. Construction of the church began in 1874. After storm damage in 1896, the church was rebuilt with its present Gothic Revival front facade, including the stained-glass rose window. In 2004, the museum opened a four-story addition.

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Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse 8 Church Circle, 410-222-1397 The third-oldest courthouse still in use in Maryland. The original Federal-style portion of the courthouse was built in 1824 and enlarged in 1892 in the Italianate style with a projecting tower and cupola.

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St. Anne’s Church Church Circle, 410-267-9333 The present church, built in Romanesque Revival style, is the third to stand on this site. Construction began in 1859, using some of the walls and the tower of the second church, which had been destroyed by fire in 1858.

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Maryland State House 100 State Circle, 410-974-3400 The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and the only state capitol ever to serve as a U.S. capitol. Construction began in 1772. The legislature first met here in 1779. Features include the largest wooden dome in the country. National Historic Landmark. Photo ID required. V I S I T A N N A P O L I S . o r g

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Merchant Thomas Hyde completed this three-story tavern and inn before the Revolution. The stone foundations and Flemish bond brick walls mark the original form. The building has remained an inn throughout its life. 11

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Maynard-Burgess House 163 Duke of Gloucester St. Members of two African American families owned the dwelling for 150 years. Free black man John Maynard was its first occupant. He bought the property in 1847.

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Annapolis Maritime Museum- astport 723 Second St. 410-295-0104 The museum connects visitors to Annapolis’ unique maritime heritage and the natural wonder of the Chesapeake Bay. It is housed in the last remaining oysterpacking plant in the area.

irst resbyterian Church 171 Duke of Gloucester St., 410-267-8705 The site of the First Presbyterian Church it originally housed the Hallman Theater, and was built in 1828. The congregation bought the property in 1846. The sanctuary was enlarged in 1874, and in 1948 the steeple was added.

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The circa-1720s house was enlarged in the 1770s, 1790s and 1850s. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in this house in 1737 and lived here until 1821.

immerman- ilson House 138 Conduit St., 410-267-8705 A rare example of Queen Anne architecture in Annapolis, the pattern-book house was built for Charles Zimmerman, a U.S. Naval Academy band leader and composer of “Anchors Aweigh.”

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Museum o Historic Annapolis 99 Main St., 410-990-4754 New permanent exhibit, Annapolis: An American Story, shares the dramatic stories of Annapolis and its diverse people – revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice – who helped to shape our American story over more than 400 years.

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City Dock and Ale Haley Memorial City Dock has been the center of Annapolis’ maritime life for more than 300 years. At the head of the Dock, a memorial commemorates the 1767 arrival of Kunta Kinte, an African slave immortalized by descendant Alex Haley in the book and television series, “Roots”. Market House 25 Market Space, 443-949-0024

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Dahlgren Hall U.S. Naval Academy, 410-293-2380 Designed by architect Ernest Flagg in 1898, Dahlgren Hall was completed in 1903. It was named for Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy, a Civil War inventor of scientifically designed, large-caliber naval guns. Dahlgren Hall has served as an armory, indoor drill area, and a Weapons Department laboratory.

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Chase- loyd House 22 Maryland Ave., 410-263-2723 Edward Lloyd IV bought the unfinished shell of this house from Samuel Chase, a young Annapolis lawyer and future signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lloyd finished the home from 1769 to 1774. His youngest daughter married Francis Scott Key here in 1802. National Historic Landmark.

Middleton Tavern 2 Market Space, 410-263-3323 Samuel Horatio Middleton and his family operated a tavern here from 1754 to 1786. The tavern remains in operation today.

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U.S. aval Academy Museum Preble Hall, 410-293-2108 Founded in 1845, the museum contains a collection of more than 50,000 historic objects related to the proud heritage of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Academy. The collection includes the famous Rogers Collection of Ship Models, weapons, navigational instruments, paintings, prints, naval documents, medals, uniforms, and more. Photo ID required.

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U.S. aval Academy Main Chapel 121 Blake Rd., 410-293-1100 This 1908 chapel, designed by New York architect Ernest Flagg, is located on the highest point within the “Yard.” Several of the stained glass windows were made in the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Commodore John Paul Jones, naval hero of the American Revolution, is buried in the crypt. Photo ID required.

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U.S. aval Academy Visitor Center Pedestrian Entrance through Gate 1 at Prince George and Craig Sts. 410-293-8687 In 1845, Fort Severn, belonging to the War Department since 1808, was transferred to the Navy Department for use as a school for midshipmen. Five years later, it was renamed the United States Naval Academy. The National Historic Landmark campus, known as "the Yard,” includes the largest group of Beaux Arts buildings in the country. Photo ID required.

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Constructed in 1722, the house is one of the oldest surviving residences in Annapolis. Originally located at the corner of Main and Conduit streets, the Historic Annapolis Foundation bought the house and moved it to St. John’s campus. In 2013, it was fully restored and now houses the college’s admissions office.

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ounded on October 10, 1845, and nestled in historic Annapolis, MD, the United States Naval Academy is a top-tier undergraduate academic institution that prepares young men and women for future service as officers in the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 4,500-member student body, also known as the Brigade of Midshipmen, comprises men and women from every state in the nation, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico, as well as several international students from various countries.

I’D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE VISITORS FROM FAR AND WIDE TO VISIT THEIR UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS. OUR INSTITUTION HAS A RICH HISTORY ALONG THE BANKS OF THE SEVERN RIVER … ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IS WALK THROUGH THE HISTORIC YARD AND ALONG THE SEAWALL, AND TAKE IN THE HISTORIC NAVAL SITES AND SOUNDS. - Vice Admiral Sean S. Buck, USN Superintendent U.S. Naval Academy

Admission into the Naval Academy is not easy, with approximately 1,200 students annualy accepted from a pool of more than 16,000 applicants. Academics alone will not get you into the Academy. Candidates must also have impeccable character, display outstanding leadership potential, and be physically fit. If an aspiring candidate is accepted and offered an appointment to the academy, they receive a full scholarship which includes tuition, room, and board. The Naval Academy consistently ranks as one of the top colleges and universities in the nation and offers a fouryear undergraduate education, where midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 26 majors, ranging from engineering, and cyber security, to the humanities.

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A GRADUATE’S PERSPECTIVE OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY AND ANNAPOLIS In our home in Crofton, MD, is a print of a painting by artist Terri Fowler titled “Severn River View, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland.” The pastel watercolors depict the Naval Academy from Hospital Point. In the foreground are 44-foot sailboats with winds filling their colorful majestic sails, while they transit College Creek. Just behind the sailboats can be seen Nimitz Library and Alumni and Rickover Halls, with hints of the Annapolis skyline in the background. It’s a favorite of mine and my wife’s, also an Academy graduate. Although the actual buildings in this image would look a little different today, with the addition of the newly constructed Hopper Hall, home to the Center for Cyber Security Studies, this painting is a beautiful reminder of the four years spent at the United States Naval Academy. Like most alumni, I think it’s fair to say that there was a love–hate relationship with the Academy. Not because it was a bad place, but because it was a tough place to spend our college years. Unlike most college and university students who might have had more choices and independence during school, each waking hour of a midshipman’s dictated by the Academy’s regimented schedule and curriculum. However, as we’ve grown older and become more nostalgic, our love has only grown for both the Academy and Annapolis.

POINTS OF INTEREST ARMEL-LEFTWICH VISITOR CENTER AND HALSEY FIELD HOUSE EXHIBIT After entering the Academy through the Gate 1 Visitor’s Entrance and clearing security, this should be your first stop. As you make your way to the Visitor Center through Halsey Field House, where Navy great and NBA legend David Robinson once played basketball, you’ll find high-tech exhibits and kiosks that capture student life at the Academy. Visitors can watch several interactive videos featuring recent graduates discussing their Academy experiences from admissions and academics to daily life and career paths in the Navy and Marine Corps. A large map labeled with points of interest will help orient you during your visit. Once through Halsey Field House, named after former Naval Academy graduate Fleet Admiral and World War II hero William “Bull” Halsey Jr., you’ll enter the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center. Here you can schedule a guided riding or walking tour of the Academy, explore the mini-museum exhibit area, take a picture with John Paul Jones, see the original taxidermied Bill the Goat “El Cid”, or purchase Naval Academy gifts and apparel in the Visitor Center gift shop. But before you start your tour, be sure to watch the 13-minute film, “The Call to Serve.” It will surely get your patriotic juices flowing. You might even find yourself shouting “Go Navy! Beat Army!” at the end of the film. V I S I T A N N A P O L I S . o r g

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If you visit the Naval Academy on a weekday during the academic year, you won’t want to miss the noon Brigade formation in Tecumseh Court. Each day, the 4,500-member Brigade of Midshipmen forms in front of Bancroft Hall as they prepare to march in for lunch. On some days, you might even see midshipmen involved in a uniform inspection. It’s quite the spectacle as the Brigade marches with precision into Bancroft Hall fromTecumseh Court, and the Drum and Bugle Corps plays “The Marines Hymn” and “Anchors Away.” If you’re visiting the Academy during Commissioning Week and catch a noon brigade formation, be sure to wear your sunglasses. The sun beaming off the Navy white uniforms can be blinding!

Did you know midshipmen live in the world’s second-largest dormitory? Bancroft Hall, or “Mother B” as midshipmen and alumni affectionately call it, is the home of the 4,500-member Brigade. Made up of 33 acres of floor space and 4.8 miles of corridor, it’s where midshipmen sleep, eat, and study during their four years at the Academy. Named after George Bancroft, founder of the Naval Academy and former Secretary of the Navy from 1845–1846, and built by American architect Ernest Flags, Bancroft Hall’s distinctive Beaux-Arts–style is both beautiful and an impressive sight to see, especially when viewed from Tecumseh Court.

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This will likely be one of the most special stops during your visit to the Academy. It doesn’t take much to remind you of the Academy’s rich naval tradition the moment you step inside this space. Just above the bronze doors is a spectacular mural of the USS South Dakota at the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands in 1942. As you look up the staircase of the Rotunda, the iconic navy blue and white “Don’t Give Up the Ship”

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live as a midshipman? The model midshipman room is open to the public in Bancroft Hall. Be careful, kids. After seeing this room, your parents may make you fold hospital corners on your beds and raise your general standard of room cleanliness.

ROTUNDA AND MEMORIAL HALL As you make your way into Bancroft Hall through the unmistakable large bronze doors (that only alumni and the public can pass through), you’ll find yourself standing in the beautiful Rotunda.

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flag is displayed in the Academy’s hallowed Memorial Hall. Although this is a replica of the famous flag flown at the Battle of Lake Erie by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Captain James Lawrence’s immortalized words live on today and continue to symbolize the true fighting spirit of the Navy. Memorial Hall is a solemn and sacred place dedicated to the more than 2,700 Naval Academy alumni who have sacrificed and lost their lives in service to the nation. Before you depart Memorial Hall, check out the diorama of Naval Academy graduate and then-Captain John Ripley, USMC, as his acts of heroism are depicted during the Vietnam War’s 1972 Easter Offensive.

TECUMSEH “GOD OF THE 2.0” As you look down Stribling Walk toward the Bell Tower of Mahan Hall, the unmistakable statue of Tecumseh looms. Known as the “God of the 2.0” to midshipmen and representing Tamanend, former chief of the Leni Lennape, Tecumseh watches over midshipmen as they walk to their classes. This statue is a bronze replica of the original wooden figurehead of the USS Delaware from 1820. You might catch midshipmen tossing pennies into Tecumseh’s quiver as they walk to their classes. If a penny is successfully caught in the quiver, midshipmen smartly give a left-handed salute, as Tecumseh ensures a passing grade above a 2.0, which is required at the Academy. I made sure to give myself extra time before exams to pay my respects to Tecumseh. It must have worked since I never failed a class! Give it a try. It’s much harder than it looks.

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HERNDON MONUMENT Directly in front of the Naval Academy Chapel stands a 21-foot obelisk with the name “Herndon” inscribed on one side and the date “September 12, 1857” on the other side. One of the more recognizable monuments on the Academy grounds, Herndon Monument is dedicated to Commander William Lewis Herndon, commanding officer of the SS Central America.

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Commander Herndon is memorialized by famously going down with his ship following a three-day hurricane off the coast of North Carolina. Herndon Monument also represents the culmination of plebe year for midshipmen. Beginning in 1907, plebes surrounded Herndon Monument in a ritualistic snake dance as they shouted “Plebes no more!” to celebrate the end of their first year at the Academy. The tradition lives on today when plebes climb a greased Herndon Monument to replace their “dixie cup” cover with an officer’s cover. The record for the fastest climb is owned by the Class of 1972 with a time of one minute and 30 seconds. However, it has to be noted that no grease was used. The Class of 1998 holds the infamous record for the slowest climb with a time of four hours, five minutes and 17 seconds, a record that may never be surpassed.

NAVAL ACADEMY CHAPEL AND JOHN PAUL JONES CRYPT

TALK LIKE A MIDSHIPMAN Military jargon is its own language. Between a healthy dose of acronyms and the 24-hour clock, civilians visiting the Naval Academy can get quickly confused. We’ve put together a list of 10 frequently heard midshipman (a student at the Naval Academy) words. 1. Beat Army!: Acceptable at any time as a greeting, farewell, or end of a presentation 2. Deck: Floor of a building 3. Dixie Cup: The blue-rimmed hat worn by plebes during Plebe Summer 4. Head: Bathroom

One of the more prominent buildings on the Yard is the Naval Academy Chapel. Known as the Chapel of the Navy, and designed by Ernest Flagg, this beautiful building with its recently refurbished 210-foot copper dome, stunning stainedglass windows, and melodious pipe organ remains a popular venue for public worship services, world-class concerts, and weddings. If you visit the Academy during the summer and fall, you might get a glimpse of the traditional sword arches on the Chapel steps as newly-minted ensigns in their dress whites and second lieutenants in their dress blues get married. Just beneath the Chapel lies the crypt of John Paul Jones. His 21-ton sarcophagus, sculpted from black and white marble, is a fitting and lasting tribute for his significant contributions to the nation and as the father of the United States Navy.

5. Ladder: Stairwell 6. Liberty: Free time away from the Yard 7. Mother B: Affectionate term for Bancroft Hall 8. Oh dark thirty or Zero dark thirty: Very early 9. Plebe: Freshman 10. Yard: Campus

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NAVAL ACADEMY MUSEUM Have you seen ornate model ships made from mutton bones, crafted by prisoners of war? Have you wondered which college has produced more astronauts than any other school in the country? These answers and more can be found at the Naval Academy Museum, located in Preble Hall. One of the most-visited attractions on the yard with more than 100,000 visitors each year, the Naval Academy Museum hosts world-class exhibits that illustrate the important role the Academy and its graduates played in the history of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. You can even see the original table, tablecloth, and World War II surrender document that was signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This is a must see during your visit to the Academy.

BILGER’S GATE AND 1845 COFFEE SHOP If you like coffee, stop by Historic Gate 3 at Maryland Avenue to visit the 1845 Coffee Shop. Located in one of the oldest buildings on the Yard, this former security gate turned coffee shop is the perfect spot to quench your thirst with iced coffee, smoothies, and espressos. Win or lose, this spot also has a notorious past. Midshipmen used to call Gate 3 “Bilger’s Gate” because it is where they departed if they were kicked out, resigned, or failed out of the Academy. You bet I avoided this gate at all costs during my time at the Academy.

TOUCHDOWNS, TAILGATES, TRADITIONS! NAVY’S TRIPLE OPTION If you visit Annapolis during the fall, there’s nothing better than catching a home game on a Saturday afternoon at

Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Whether it’s the march-on of the Brigade into the stadium or hearing the roar of jet engines as Navy F/A-18s fly in formation over the stadium, nothing gets the blood pumping like Navy football! Be sure to stick around after the game for the singing of the school’s alma mater, “Navy Blue and Gold.” It is guaranteed to give you chills!

EPILOGUE Although these points of interest neither encompass everything you can see and do during your visit nor capture the full scope of the complete history of the Academy, hopefully they provide a glimpse of what the United States Naval Academy is about, and plants a small seed of appreciation for the significant contributions this institution and its graduates have provided to the nation. Go Navy!

AUTHOR BIO: SCOTT MCBRIDE

A native of McLean, VA, Scott is a 1998 graduate of the Naval Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Scott is a nine-year Navy veteran and currently serves on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is also the award-winning co-author to the popular children’s picture book series, “The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter.”

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MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES IN ANNAPOLIS REVOLVE AROUND THE WATER - TAKING MY FAMILY OUT ON THE BOAT OR VISITING A STREET-END PARK TO WATCH THE SUNSET. IT NEVER GETS OLD. Mayor Gavin Buckley, City of Annapolis

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nnapolis and Anne Arundel County is a destination for all times and seasons. Whether you’re visiting for business, family, or just to get away, we invite you to linger longer to enjoy the many special events and activities that add layers of fun to any stay. Boasting 533 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County offer a host of opportunities for getting out on the water – from water taxi rides, to 40-minute harbor cruises, to twohour sails along the Chesapeake Bay, and everything in between. Outdoor enthusiasts will want to explore our 54 miles of biking and hiking trails. Art lovers can browse our street-art creations and the work of local and nationally known artists at dozens of galleries and museums. In the performing arts arena, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Opera, Live Arts Maryland, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, London Town Symphony Orchestra, Classic Theatre of Maryland, and others provide everything from classic to contemporary repertoires in intimate to grand settings.

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First Day Hikes Saturday, January 1

Maryland Day Weekend Friday-Sunday, March 25-27

First Sunday Arts Festival May-November

www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/

SPCA Lights on the Bay Saturday-Sunday, January 1-2 www.lightsonthebay.org

Annapolis Maritime Museum Virtual Winter Lecture Series Thursdays, January 13-March 3 www.amaritime.org

FEBRUARY Captain Avery Museum Winter Lecture Series Wednesdays, February 2-March 9 www.captainaverymuseum.org

MARCH Colonial Cocktails Once monthly, March-November www.historiclondontown.org

St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 5, Hooley Sunday, March 6, Parade and Shamrock the Dock www.naptownevents.com

Annapolis Oyster Fest Sunday-Saturday, March 6-19 www.downtownannapolispartnership.org

Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Oyster Roast and Sock Burning Saturday, March 19 www.amaritime.org

Museum of Historic Annapolis Grand Opening Saturday, March 19 www.annapolis.org

www.marylandday.org

10th Annual Annapolis Film Festival Thursday-Sunday, March 31-April 3 www.AnnapolisFilmFestival.com

APRIL Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis Friday, April 1 through Sunday, December 31, 2023 www.hammondharwoodhouse.org

Maryland Chicken Wing Festival Saturday, April 2 www.mdchickenwingfestival.com

Annapolis Book Festival Saturday, April 9 www.keyschool.org/community/ annapolis-book-festival

Kick Gas! In Annapolis: Drive Electric Earth Day Friday, April 22 www.annapolisgreen.com/drive-electric/ www.innerweststreetannapolis.com

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races April 27—August 31 www.annapolisyc.com

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1 www.annapolisboatshows.com

www.firstsundayarts.com

May Day in Annapolis Sunday, May 1 MaydayinAnnapolis@gmail.com

U.S. Naval Academy’s Goatapalooza Sunday, May 1 www.navalacademytourism.com

Maritime Republic of Eastport .05K Bridge Run Saturday, May 7 www.themre.org

William Paca Garden Plant Sale Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8 www.annapolis.org

Spring Open House and 20th Anniversary Party Saturday, May 14 www.chesapeakearts.org

USNA Commissioning Week Friday-Friday, May 20-27 www.usna.edu/CommissioningWeek/ Schedule/index.php

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22 www.bayblues.org

Dinner Under the Stars Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 25-September 24 www.dinnerunderthestars.org

Annapolis Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30 www.annapolis.gov

Tutu Tuesday Tuesday, March 22 www.innerweststreetannapolis.com

Annapolis Restaurant Week Sunday-Sunday, March 20-27 www.annapolisrestaurantweek.com

Polar Bear Plunge Thursday-Saturday, March 24-26 www.plungemd.com

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THE ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL TURNS TEN 2022 marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Annapolis Film Festival. Rallying around the theme, The Big Picture, the March 31 through April 3 event will showcase more than 70 films, including a wide array of some of the latest film releases, comprised of shorts, documentaries, and narrative features. As in past years, attendees can count on fresh filmmaking voices that offer alternative viewing experiences. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization brings the community together through a shared film experience. Offering independent films, panels, and special showcases that inspire, enlighten, and entertain diverse audiences on a variety of topics, the festival helps promote Annapolis as a cultural arts center.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION For the second year in a row, the City of Annapolis and members of the Annapolis Juneteenth Board are presenting an Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. The free event will include a parade from City Dock to Maryland Hall, followed by a music festival at the Bates Athletic Complex. The day of family fun, education, African art, local artists, and more honors the past while celebrating the future. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved individuals in the United States. Abraham Lincoln declared the abolition of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation effective January 1, 1863, but the Civil War raged on, and it wasn’t until federal troops marched into Texas two years later to enforce the Proclamation that some of the last slaves were set free on June 19, 1865.

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours Select Saturdays, June-October

Motown Rock Fest Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3

www.thomaspointshoallighthouse.org/

Annapolis Greek Food Festival Friday-Saturday, June 3-4 www.annapolisgreekfestival.org

Let’s Go Music Festival Friday-Sunday, June 3-5 www.letsgofest.com

www.innerweststreetannapolis.com

Fourth of July Celebration at Paca House Saturday-Monday, July 2-4 www.annapolis.org

Annapolis Fourth of July Fireworks Monday, July 4 www.annapolis.gov

Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival June 4 photo by Luke Thompson Photography

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Secret Garden Tour Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5 www.hammondharwoodhouse.org

Annapolis Arts Week Sunday-Sunday, June 5-12 www.annapolisartsweek.com/

Paint Annapolis Sunday-Sunday, June 5-12 www.mdfedart.org

Eastport Home & Garden Tour Sunday, June 12 www.eastportcivic.org

Tides & Tunes Concert Series Thursdays, June 16-August 18 www.amaritime.org

Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration Friday-Saturday, June 17-18 www.theannapolis juneteenth.org

Race Across America Finish Line Thursday-Monday, June 23-27 www.raceacrossamerica.org

Eastport a Rockin’ Saturday, June 25 www.eastportarockin.com

20th Anniversary Bash featuring Here’s to the Night Saturday, June 25 www.chesapeakearts.org/ upcoming-events

U.S. Naval Academy’s Student Youth Leadership Program Saturdays, July 9 and August 6 https://navalacademytourism.com/ youth-programs-camps?hsLang=en

Revolutionary London Town Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10 www.historiclondontown.org/events

Quiet Waters Park Summer Concert Series Saturdays, July 16-August 27 www.aacounty.org/services-andprograms/concerts-in-the-parks

AUGUST 77th Annual World’s Largest Crab Feast Friday, August 5 www.annapolisrotary.org

Carriages on West Street – The Fun Corvette Show Sunday, August 14 www.innerweststreetannapolis.com

Annapolis Art Walk Thursday, August 18 www.mcbridegallery.com for information www.artinannapolis.com for maps and directions

Maryland Renaissance Festival Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, August 27-October 23 www.rennfest.com

Annapolis Ten Mile Run Sunday, August 28 www.annapolisstriders.org/annapolis-10-mile-run


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Latino Fest on West Saturday, September 3

Great Annapolis Pumpkins Month of October

Military Bowl – Date TBA

www.innerweststreetannapolis.com

Warriors in the Park September 10 www.mc3annapolis.org

Anne Arundel County Fair Wednesday-Sunday, September 14-18 www.aacountyfair.org

Boatyard Beach Bash Saturday, September 17 www.amaritime.org

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Saturday, September 24 www.kuntakinte.org

Maryland Seafood Festival Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25 www.mdseafoodfestival.com

Bay Bridge Paddle Sunday, September 25 www.abceventsinc.com/bay-bridge-paddle

www.downtownannapolispartnership.org

Historic Hauntings Tours Thursdays-Saturdays, October 1-30 www.watermarkjourney.com

Lifeline 100 Cycling Event Sunday, October 2 www.lifeline100.com

U.S. Powerboat Show Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9 www.annapolisboatshows.com

Arts in the Park Saturday, October 8 chesapeakearts.org/artsinthepark

U.S. Sailboat Show Thursday-Monday, October 13-17 www.annapolisboatshows.com

Captain Avery Oyster Festival Saturday, October 15 www.captainaverymuseum.org

Pumpkin Walk Friday, October 28 www.hammondharwoodhouse.org

NOVEMBER Maritime Republic of Eastport Tug of War Saturday, November 5 www.themre.org

Bay Bridge Run/Walk Sunday, November 13 www.thebaybridgerun.com

www.militarybowl.org

Jolly Express Cruise Fridays-Sundays, December www.watermarkjourney.com/ events/jolly-express-cruise/

Holiday Candlelight Stroll Fridays-Saturdays, December www.watermarkjourney.com/events/ holiday-candlelight-stroll/

Midnight Madness Holiday Shopping Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 www.midnightmadnessannapolis.com

State House by Candlelight Saturday, December 3 https://msa.maryland.gov

Colonial Yuletide Celebration Saturday, December 3 www.annapolis.org

Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival Sunday, December 4 www.annapolischocolatebingefestival.com

Kwanzaa Celebration Saturday, December 10 www.bdmuseum.Maryland.gov

40th Annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade® Saturday, December 10 www.eastportyc.org/lights-parade

Annapolis New Year’s Eve Celebration Saturday, December 31 www.annapolis.gov

Lights on the Bay November 20 through January 2 www.lightsonthebay.org

Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 26 www.downtownannapolispartnership.org

Grand Illumination – Annapolis Tree Lighting Sunday, November 27 www.downtownannapolispartnership.org

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hether you are an artist or an art enthusiast, if you are looking for enjoyment in the visual arts, music, dance, theatre… or all of these… Anne Arundel County offers numerous outlets and avenues forgetting your arts and entertainment fix.

Looking for a little art and culture in your life? You’ve come to the right place, as Anne Arundel County truly is an arts and entertainment mecca. In fact, we have such a rich tapestry of talented artists that, no matter what the medium or platform of choice, you’re in for an enviable treat.

LIVE MUSIC AND THEATRE For nationally recognized comedians and musicians, one venue stands out, Live! Casino & Hotel located at Arundel Mills. Brand new to Live! is their latest entertainment venue, The Hall at Live! Here, you can catch every kind of show from top tier comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, to an ultimate fighting match, to Patti LaBelle belting out a classic. With so many world-renowned acts, you will want to put this state-of-the-art venue at the top of your list! To catch live performances in a more intimate setting in the heart of Annapolis, look no further than Rams Head On Stage. Featuring performances by both local and national artists, it offers the perfect place to gather with family and friends, to grab a bite and a drink, and enjoy a show by your favorite band.

Breonna Taylor Mural in Chambers Park in Annapolis, created by Future History Now

When contemplating art in the area, one of the first places that comes to mind is inevitably Maryland Hall for the

Creative Arts. Their mission is, quite simply, “Art for All.” Besides hosting amazing performances, Maryland Hall provides artistic education for people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Whether you are looking to paint, sculpt, learn your way around the pottery wheel, or take a dance class, Maryland Hall has it all. They are also host to an 800-seat auditorium where you can enjoy a performance from one of their four resident companies: the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Live Arts Maryland’s Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Annapolis Opera. Maryland Hall also partners with Rams Head Presents to host concerts with world-class touring artists. They also play host to the Annapolis Film Festival, which highlights unique and independent filmmakers annually. Annapolis has no shortage of live theatre venues.

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Stunning collection of sterling silver jewelry from around the world Direct importers of decorative arts and silver jewelry from Mexico since 1993


AS SOMEONE WHO GREW UP IN ANNAPOLIS, THIS CITY HAS SHAPED ME INTO THE PERSON I AM TODAY AND THE WORLDVIEW I HAVE. I AM GRATEFUL TO NOW BE A PART OF A THRIVING ARTS COMMUNITY AND STUDIO SPACE THAT CATERS TO THE GROWTH AND WONDER THAT THE ARTS HAVE TO OFFER. - Darin Gilliam

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre guarantees a special evening for its patrons. Watch a musical in the summertime at the outdoor theatre under the stars, right in downtown Annapolis. In the shadow of the Maryland State House, you will find Colonial Players of Annapolis. The theatre is open throughout the year, with shows such as the annual run of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that recounts Scrooge’s magical journey toward the true meaning of Christmas. The Classic Theatre of Maryland (formerly Annapolis Shakespeare Company) soars with original productions and classics, as well as comedies and musicals. They also offer monthly cabaret performances with guest Broadway singers.

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The Pasadena Theatre Company in North County has been around since the 1970s. It offers fabulous productions at a number of theatres around Anne Arundel County, such as the Severna Park Community Center and Anne Arundel Community College. Two other noteworthy companies that are a must are the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis and the Talent Machine Company, which are community-based theatre companies for children. The Maryland Cultural and Conference Center, better known as MC3, is located at the top of West Street at The duo behind ArtFarm. the beginning of the Annapolis Arts District. MC3 offers a full season of arts programming each year at The I MOVED HERE 20 YEARS AGO Gallery at MC3 and StageOne, Annapolis’ PHILADELPHIA, I DIDN’T THINK largest outdoor performing arts venue.

WHEN FROM THAT I’D STAY THAT LONG BECAUSE I LOVED THE BIG CITY, BUT THIS TOWN HAS A WAY OF LURING YOU TO STAY. AFTER 20 YEARS, I STILL I LOVE WALKING AROUND DOWNTOWN WITH MY DOG, PADDLING ON THE RIVER, AND SITTING AT A WATERFRONT RESTAURANT AND WATCHING THE SUNSET. THERE IS A SPECIAL MAGIC TO THIS TOWN. - Alison Harbaugh

VISUALLY SPEAKING Annapolis has more than 20 art galleries within walking distance of one another. If you are looking for local flavor, Nancy Hammond Editions, located in the Annapolis Design District, is an absolute must. Whether you are drawn to her commanding herons, her florals, or her Labradors, this gallery will undoubtedly draw you in. At her local design studio, Kim Hovell offers tranquil pieces in pastel tones depicting the Chesapeake and the joys of the region. V I S I T A N N A P O L I S . o r g

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THE ARTS CULTURE IN ANNAPOLIS AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IS INCREDIBLY RICH AND DIVERSE. BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND IS PROUD TO CALL ANNAPOLIS HOME AND SHARE THE TALENTS OF OUR DANCERS, WHO COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD, WITH OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE ENTIRE STATE OF MARYLAND! ANYONE WHO COMES TO ANNAPOLIS TO SEE THE BALLET SHOULD TAKE TIME TO ENJOY THE RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, AND AMBIANCE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC CITY!

Her signature oyster prints are a hallmark of Annapolis style. In addition to framed prints, you can find her lovely art on a variety of homegoods, ranging from candles, rugs, and serving trays. Liz Lind is another local artist featuring the flare of the Chesapeake Bay region. You can find her art throughout Annapolis in places such as Naval Bagels and Carrol’s Creek. Liz Lind uses mixed media to depict local interests like sailing by the Eastport Bridge or Blue Angels flying overhead during the Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week. The Annapolis Marine Arts Gallery is located downtown near City Dock. This gallery features an array marine art from local and regional artists. Take a short stroll up Main Street where you will find the McBride Gallery, one of the largest galleries in town. The Circle Gallery, the Maryland Federation of Arts’ headquarters, is located on State Circle. While you are by the State House, stop by The Annapolis Pottery or Jo Fleming Contemporary, a Maryland Avenue gallery with contemporary art and gifts. Another stop along your way should be the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College. This gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions annually which have included art from Rembrandt, Matisse, Rodin, and Warhol to name a few. They also offer lectures, workshops, discussions, and receptions each spring. A true gem in the community. If you are interested in learning how to create your own art, we have suggestions to unleash your inner artist. ArtFarm is a unique studio with a vast collection of art classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults. ArtFarm offers instruction on subjects ranging from fundamentals in drawing or painting to the fine art of slime-making. Other creative classes and workshops at ArtFarm include photography, batik, marbling, and improv.

- Nicole Kelsch, Artistic Director Ballet Theatre of Maryland

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The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis Arts Week, Art in Public Places Commission, The Annapolis Arts District, and Annapolis Arts Alliance are well established outlets for supporting and amplifying the Art experience in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

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Carr’s Beach Mural at the Maryland Cultural & Conference Center Muralist: Cell Spitfire


One beautiful addition to the Annapolis area over the years has been the embracement and encouragement of art on display around town in the form of sculptures, murals, and various artistic cultural events. To meet the growing need for this form of expression, The Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC) was established in 2001 by the Annapolis City Council to oversee the integrity of this quest. Creative endeavors that fall under the AIPPC umbrella include the Poet Laureate, summer concerts, sculptures, and murals. The depth and beauty of the sculptures around Annapolis are aweinspiring. One such example is “The Old Home Place,” a sculpture made of sticks and saplings which resides outside of Maryland Hall. The nature sculpture by world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty was installed with the help of 150 local volunteers. Comprised of sweet gum, sycamore, and willow saplings from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this whimsical sculpture will surely transport anyone wandering through it to a magical place of wonder. Utilizing his signature medium of steel, renowned and revered sculptor David Hayes created prolific abstract sculptures that are on display around town. This is part of a year long installation and partnership between the David Hayes Art Foundation, Annapolis Arts District, and the Inner West Street Association. Artist Jeff Huntington’s mural “Agony and Ecstasy Live Together in Perfect Harmony” was painted on the side of Tsunami restaurant and caused a local uproar back in 2015. The stunning mural kicked off an obvious thirst for self-expression through art in Annapolis. Vibrant murals have been popping up all over in recent years, representing a variety of subject matter and aesthetics. Annapolis residents knew the Walking Man, Carlester ‘Buckwheat’ Smith. A sighting of ‘Walking Man’ along West Street would brighten anyone’s day as he flashed his big smile, waved his big wave, and walked his big walk, trash bags in hand. There is now a mural in his honor on West Street, reminding us just how simple it really can be to connect with one another. One of the most influential organizations in the Annapolis mural explosion is. Future History Now, a non-profit which aims to foster positive change in youth facing adversity through collaborative murals. One such mural reflecting our times is of Breonna Taylor at Chambers Park.

FIRST SUNDAY ARTS FESTIVAL When exploring the arts in our county, the First Sunday Arts Festival in downtown Annapolis seems like a logical place to start. This unique festival takes place on the first Sunday of every month from May to November near lower West Street. Here you will find a colorful and entertaining display of artisan offerings, delicious food, and fabulous ear-pleasing, foot-tapping, dance-worthy music. The First Sunday Arts Festival offers the perfect outdoor setting for you to eat, shop, and celebrate local artists and musicians. Admission is always free. At the festival, you will find a sea of unique items crafted by artisans from throughout our region. Whether you are looking for a special piece of jewelry, art for your wall, or a beautiful and functional piece of pottery, you can find it here.

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The new 75,000-square-foot, 3-story, multi-use concert and event venue features some of the nation’s best touring acts, comedians, championship boxing, and other show-stopping entertainment. Every option in the 4,000-seat concert venue, including plush seating in the private VIP boxes with balcony views, offers audiences a unique opportunity to see their favorite headliners from the built-in performance stage with state-ofthe-art sound and lighting systems.


- April Nyman, Executive Director Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

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The victim of a police shooting, Taylor’s image and likeness were a battle cry of the Black Lives Matter movement. Across from the county courthouse you will find the Equal Justice Mural, depicting two Supreme Court judges who fought hard for equality, Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When contemplating art, there is often a story behind it. Sometimes it is a snapshot of the now. No matter what, art hopes to conjure up a smile, memory, feeling, or connection in the eye of the beholder. If all this talk about art is leaving you with a desire to create something of your own, Anne Arundel County can accommodate! Chesapeake Arts Center is in Northern Anne Arundel County. The multi-disciplinary arts facility strives to enrich the community through affordable and accessible arts. Within the facility you will find a theatre, studio, space for ceramics, music, dance, galleries, and classrooms with tools and technology. They offer a variety of classes for children and adults. Wine & Design on West Street and Muse Paintbar at the Annapolis Town Center offer a unique and fun evening out with their public or private paint-and-sip parties. Choose from experiences and virtual events that include paint kits for home. Drinks are available for purchase in the studios if you choose to participate in the ‘sip’ portion of the evening Another wonderful do-it-yourself is AR Workshop, located in Edgewater. AR Workshop offers DIY workshops for creating beautiful home décor. In South County, the SoCo Arts Lab is part of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. They provide programming through a variety of classes, events, and lectures. Their creative workspaces allow budding artists to share their creativity through an immersive experience, hoping to kindle the creative spirit in all who come through the door.

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WHILE HOSTING GUESTS IN TOWN OR WHEN I HAVE DOWN TIME, MY GO-TO IS TO CHECK THE ARTS EVENTS CALENDAR. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ARTS OFFERS A BREADTH OF EVENTS TO MEET EVERYONE’S EXPECTATIONS. ENJOY A STROLL THROUGH DOWNTOWN TO VIEW GALLERIES, PUBLIC ART, AND MUSEUMS. THEN PLAN TO SEE A PERFORMANCE, CONCERT, OR EVENT. OPEN YOUR MIND TO THE TALENT THAT SURROUNDS YOU IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY.

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microcosm of Maryland, Anne Arundel County has a little bit of everything when it comes to terrain, from brick-lined streets to sandy beaches, and a near-limitless number of ways to enjoy the outdoors – whatever your age, your activity level, or the season.

I LOVE WAKING UP WITH THE CITY DOCK... CHECKING THE MORNING EXERCISE BOX WITH A BICYCLE RIDE DOWNTOWN OR ENJOYING A LEISURELY COFFEE FROM RISE UP OR BITTY & BEAU’S... A CITY DOCK MORNING CONJURES A LOVELY MIX OF BOATERS WAKING UP ON THE WATER, LOCALS WALKING THEIR DOGS, AND VISITORS FROM LOCAL HOTELS ON A MORNING STROLL. IN ANY SEASON, THE TOWN IS SO PRETTY IN THE MORNING LIGHT, AND THE VIEW OUT TO THE BAY PROVIDES A PRICELESS SENSE OF CALM AND ENDLESS INSPIRATION. -Kris Valerio Shock, President & CEO Leadership Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County includes more than 140 parks, gardens, and nature sanctuaries of all shapes and sizes, making it a great place to hike, bike, or simply relax in nature. It also offers a host of recreational facilities, from playgrounds and sports fields to golf courses and ice-skating rinks. But it is the county’s 533 miles of shoreline that make it unique, with plentiful public water access points opening the door to a laundry list of activities–from canoeing, and kayaking, to paddle boarding and swimming, to fishing, power boating, and sailing. Anne Arundel County offers many opportunities to get your Vitamin D but if you’re interested in a more relaxing activity, you can take an educational and scenic guided walking or boat tour, attend a sporting event, or check out one of the County’s art, food, or cultural festivals held throughout the year. The only issue? Deciding where to start!

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AGRITO U R I S M Although its proximity to the big cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C. might suggest that Anne Arundel County is now fully urban, the region retains much of its agricultural roots. Today, the County is home to about 390 farms which make up 27,003 acres of land. And while visiting one of the six farmers markets in the county is a wonderful way to see what our local farmers produce; you can take things one step further by engaging in some good old-fashioned agritourism. More specifically, you can help one or more of the 13 diverse Anne Arundel County farms that practice agritourism survive, plus give yourself or your family an educational, fun, and unique experience in the great outdoors, by taking a short drive into “the country”. Here is a quick list: Wild Kid Acres: Devoted to providing educational experiences and inspiring community involvement, this biodynamic sustainable farm features an unparalleled petting zoo with pigs, mustangs, and more; “Farm Fit” activities, like the always-entertaining goat yoga and pilates in the pasture; and an amazing calendar of events, such as market days and pumpkin-smashing on Halloween. Holiday Memories Farm: This family-owned farm offers pick-your-own blueberries and seasonal produce; cut-yourown flowers and Christmas trees! Knightongale Farm: The go-to in the fall, this 90-acre farm is known as “Home of the Spiders” for its hay-bale arachnids. The farm features a 3-acre corn maze, pickyour-own pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides, and virtually everything else autumnal. Wildberry Farm + Market: Aiming to serve as a spot where the community can come together, Wildberry offers a seasonal market on Saturdays with produce, flowers, and eggs from May through November; a Vintage Christmas Market (including Santa!) in December; as well as beautiful settings for farm-to-table dinners, lifestyle and family photography sessions and private events. MD Sunrise Farm: Though you will need to call or email ahead of time to arrange a tour, this 857-acre farm–the largest organic farm in Maryland–offers a firsthand look at what goes into growing grain, hay, straw, pasture, produce, herbs, and beef cattle. Honey’s Harvest Farm: Focused on growing food and medicine using the principles of permaculture and regenerative agriculture, Honey’s Harvest produces and sells honey, elderberry syrup, eggs, and organically-grown vegetables and herbs. Their wares are available on-site or at local markets. They also offer appointment-only educational experiences and tours, seasonal workshops, classes, and farm-to-table catered meals; and private retreats, from a four-hour “Day at the Farm” to three-day rejuvenation retreats in Honey’s Farmhouse.

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WALKING Whether by street or by trail, walking is the perfect way to experience Anne Arundel County’s great outdoors any time of the year. Start with Watermark’s Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour or a U.S. Naval Academy Tour to get your history fix and to get your blood pumping. With a Watermark tour, a colonially clad guide will give you the history of Annapolis while you stroll between and gaze upon the centuries-old brick buildings. On the latter, you will get a lesson in naval history while walking the beautiful riverside campus and taking in views of impressive buildings, like the Naval Academy Chapel and Bancroft Hall. As for true trails, Anne Arundel County’s best include those that offer views of what is inarguably its most eyecatching feature: the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Some of the public parks in the region that check this box include: Sandy Point State Park: Located off the last exit before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, this 786-acre state park offers two short, easy inland trails through wildlife-filled pine forest and marsh. It also offers over a mile of sandy beach to stroll while taking in unparalleled views of the Bay Bridge, boat traffic, anchored shipping freighters waiting to enter Baltimore harbor, and Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse. Beverly-Triton Nature Park: Located in Southern Anne Arundel County, the park offers five miles of well-marked nature trails, all of which travel through various lengths of tidal wetland and on portions of the mile-long West River shoreline, guaranteeing magnificent views. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Farther south, at the border of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties, this 1,700-acre park features dozens of miles of trails and boardwalks that wander along the Patuxent River through tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, and fields. Greenbury Point: Last but certainly not least, Greenbury Point is a favorite of many local trail lovers thanks to the fact that the 231-acre peninsula, located at the mouth of the Severn River, provides panoramic views up the Bay to the Bay Bridge; across, to the Eastern Shore; and up the Severn River, to downtown Annapolis, the Naval Academy seawall, and the old North Severn Naval Station. The Point’s flat trail loop also goes past some of our most eye-catching landmarks–three Eiffel Tower-shaped radio towers built in 1918 as part of a 19-tower antenna capable of broadcasting radio waves to ships and submarines across the globe.


BIKING If you would prefer to hit the trails on two wheels, Anne Arundel County is incredibly friendly, filled with an evergrowing array of paved and unpaved multi-use biking trails, lanes, and routes that support both point A-to-point-B practicality and heart-pumping pedaling.

Consisting of more than 10 miles of hard-packed loop trails with virtually no straightaways, Waterworks offers unique sights to see. Here you will find three freshwater fishing ponds and a large field filled with 55,000 solar panels bordering the park. It also offers an effortless way to extend your distance, with the “stacked loop” trail system connecting to six more miles at Bacon Ridge, allowing for a maximum distance of 33 total miles. For bikers seeking a smoother ride, the Baltimore & Annapolis (B&A) Trail is a 13.3-mile paved trail that follows the route of the Annapolis and Baltimore Short and can easily be extended by 12.5 miles through its connection to the BWI Trail Loop in Glen Burnie. Following the former route of a freight and passenger rail service means that the trail is not only flat (a 2% grade) and wide (10 feet), but also offers plenty of space to take a break–at neighborhood parks and shopping areas. For those not in a hurry, it also features a plethora of historical markers, running from A in Annapolis to Z in Glen Burnie, which identify and describe the significance of sites along the way.

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Around Annapolis, the Poplar Trail connects downtown Annapolis to U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and is quickly expanding to become the West-East Express, or “WEE” – a paved trail system that will connect downtown to the major shopping destinations of Annapolis Town Center and Westfield Annapolis Mall before ending at the home of the best dirt biking in the county, Waterworks Park.

BEING IMMERSED IN NATURE IS OFTEN A WAY TO CONNECT WITH MY MAKER, MEDITATE, AND BRING CALM INTO AN OTHERWISE HECTIC LIFESTYLE. MARYLAND IS RICH IN NATURAL RESOURCES! IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY TWO OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO WALK AND BASK IN NATURE’S BEAUTY INCLUDE QUIET WATERS PARK AND BEVERLYTRITON NATURE PARK. – Jill Porter, Director of Sales, MITAGS-Maritime Conference Center


RECREATION BEYOND THE TRAILS Beyond the trails, Anne Arundel County offers endless opportunities for outdoor play–from laid-back to adrenaline-pumping. Start with a family friendly trip to one of these county parks: Kinder Farm Park: Featuring a brand-new climb-and-slide structure, along with the opportunity to meet animals including pigs and goats. Lake Waterford Park: Highlighted by a 20-foot zipline swing, a treehouse climbing structure, and an area filled with music-making instruments. Quiet Waters Park: Where kids of all ages will enjoy ample swing sets, a twostory structure, and in the winter, outdoor ice skating. For older kids and adults, Anne Arundel County is a wonderful place for outdoor recreation. There are two municipal golf courses where you can hit the links–Compass Pointe, featuring two 18 hole championship courses to choose from spread more than 800 acres, and the newly-renovated yet historic The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf – and the public can also play like the pros at Renditions, featuring replicas of holes from major U.S. Open and PGA Championship venues, or, if you happen to know an active duty or retired military member, at the Naval Academy Golf Course.

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If yoga is your preferred four-letter word, local studios offer outdoor classes, including peaceful ‘practice’ on the water. Experience a sunrise or sunset class on a floating dock by Blue Lotus; or take in a yoga class right at City Dock, in downtown Annapolis, by Annapolis Power Yoga; and floating yoga on a paddleboard, aka “floyo,” by Capital SUP. The County also offers hundreds of ballfields and basketball courts; and nearly 50 sites with public tennis courts, and nine of which are marked for the increasingly popular sport of pickleball. If you prefer to get your heart pumping, consider one of these adrenaline-fueled activities. Crofton Go-Kart Raceway has a 20-turn half-mile track that will require your full focus and attention. At Terrapin Adventures, tackle a climbing tower, high ropes course, giant swing, and 330-foot zipline- not for the faint of heart. For adventure with a focus on teamwork and teambuilding, Pasadena Paintball has a dozen fields with unique layouts and eye-catching obstacles.

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M ILITA RY B OWL Attending one of Navy football’s six fall home games is a fantastic way to experience U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium–a uniquely patriotic venue that serves as an active memorial to those who have served (and will serve). Filled with more than 8,000 chair back memorial plates, a Memorial Plaque Wall, and the names of every battle fought by the Navy and Marine Corps on battle arches, it is a lasting tribute to our nation’s veterans. But the stadium’s biggest annual sports event–in terms of attention, attendance, and accoutrement–is the Military Bowl. First hosted by Annapolis in 2013, the Military Bowl features the high-scoring matchup between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. East Coast schools such as Marshall University, Navy, Virginia Tech, and Temple, have all fought on the gridiron to take home the coveted title. Organized by the Military Bowl Foundation, the bowl’s mission is to benefit our nation’s current and former service members through its partnership with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore USO-Metro. The Foundation donates a portion of ticket sales to Patriot Point, a 294-acre retreat for wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families, and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. One of the highlights of the weekend’s festivities is the pomp and circumstance surrounding the event. The weekend before the big game includes the Miracle on Annapolis Street, a festival, where you can meet–and take a selfie with!–the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. After the Clydesdales make their debut, enjoy shopping, food trucks, and games along the quaint streets of West Annapolis. There’s also a Bar Crawl and Scavenger Hunt & Walk in historic downtown Annapolis, providing another opportunity to see the City’s sights. On game day, you will want to watch, and even walk alongside, the Military Bowl Parade. Beginning at City Dock in downtown Annapolis and finishing at the stadium, the parade features military and athletic groups, music from the two teams’ marching bands, and of course the iconic Clydesdales. Head to the stadium early to check out the free outdoor Military Bowl Tailgate Festival, featuring live music, vendors, and games, as well as popular photo-ops alongside military displays and equipment such as an Army tank and a Coast Guard boat. The Military Bowl is much more than a bowl game, it is an experience!

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SPECTATING Whether you are a full-blown sports fanatic or just seeking a few hours of family-friendly entertainment, we have you covered! Highlights of the annual sports calendar include ice hockey at McMullen Arena, or at Piney Orchard Ice Arena, home to the North American Hockey League’s Maryland Black Bears. In the spring, baseball games at beautiful Max Bishop Stadium where Navy plays dozens of weekend doubleheaders (and admission is free) is a favorite local pastime. Wednesday Night Sailboat Races in the summer play out on the Chesapeake Bay with a finish line in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club. Anne Arundel County is also home to high-stakes, high-energy horse races at Laurel Park. The Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park is home to the oldest sports organization in the nation! You will also want to keep an eye out for periodic professional events at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which in past years has hosted the likes of World Cup soccer games and an outdoor National Hockey League game in 2018.


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In the culinary realm, one of the most relaxing outdoor activities is dining al fresco during Dinner Under the Stars, held on Wednesday nights throughout much of the year. But there are a host of full-fledged outdoor festivals celebrating the county’s cuisine that are not to be missed. The massive Maryland Seafood Festival, held at Sandy Point State Park, and the equally massive Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast, held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium are a seafood lover’s dream come true. If sweets are what you are after, then try the Chocolate Binge Festival hosted every December on West Street in front of the Visitors Center. You can also enjoy your fill of delicious food, and much more, at the Maryland day Festival, where you will stroll back to and through the 1600s, and at the Anne Arundel County Fair, which combines rides and games with the county’s best produce and livestock. V I S I T A N N A P O L I S . o r g

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GET ON–OR IN–THE WATER Ending with what we started with – water views – there is no better way to experience the “true Anne Arundel County outdoors” than by getting on the water. Boat tours are the easiest way to enjoy a day on the Bay. Join Watermark for sightseeing cruises up and down the Severn River and Spa Creek aboard the spacious Harbor Queen, a faux tugboat, or the seasonal Annapolis water taxi. A captained cruise on one of the Schooner Woodwinds, or one of the many other charter sailboats, power boats, or yachts that operate out of Annapolis is an Annapolis “must”! Depending on your skill level and commitment you can also take the wheel or helm of a rental powerboat, sailboat, electricboat, or jet ski yourself; learn how to sail, or even eFoil (think electric surfboard) at Annapolis Sailing School and Annapolis eFoil; or, if you want a bird’s eye view, take a parasailing flight with Z Flight Watersports. With Anne Arundel County’s plentiful creeks, which are far less choppy than the rough rivers or the Bay, a kayak or paddleboard adventure are great ways to not only see sights and shoreline from a unique perspective but also get some exercise. And finally, for relaxing water activities, you can always swim, sunbathe, fish, or crab from a jetty or pier at one of the county’s many public beaches such as Sandy Point, Mayo Beach Park, or Jonas and Anne Catharine Green Park. If you have a dog, the impressive dog beach at Quiet Waters is fantastic. Add it all up, and the conclusion is clear: Anne Arundel is a great–make that REALLY great–place to enjoy the outdoors!

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GETTING HERE

BWI THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT IS A WORLD-CLASS AIRPORT AND A MAJOR ECONOMIC ENGINE FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND THE ENTIRE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION. THE AIRPORT IS PROUD TO CALL ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY OUR HOME, LINKING ANNAPOLIS AND THE COUNTY WITH THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY, THE AIRPORT AND OUR PARTNERS CREATE AND SUPPORT TOURISM, TRADE, AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. NONSTOP AIR SERVICE TO DOZENS OF DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS IS AN IMPORTANT BENEFIT FOR RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND VISITORS IN ANNAPOLIS AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY. - Ricky Smith, Executive Director, MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration

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As a centrally located travel hub in the heart of the East Coast, Annapolis is an ideal destination if you want to find all the makings of the perfect trip, while getting here with convenience and ease. The picturesque views of historic Annapolis, home of the country’s first peacetime capital with its iconic State House, are a short drive from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the current nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. With international and domestic flights traveling in and out of both locations each day, as well as MARC and AMTRAK trains, the Baltimore Light Rail, and charter bus services, you can easily access the area and its neighboring cities from anywhere in the region, country, or world. With numerous lodging options and exciting attractions, you can begin exploring the BWI and Arundel Mills region as soon as you arrive. The airport of course offers car rental services, or you can choose to take advantage of the hotels’ shuttle services to get to and from the airport. Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft are readily available for travelers throughout the region. Guests seeking to rent mobility equipment for the duration of their stay can make an appointment with Freedom Mobility Solutions, a short trip from the airport. It offers motorized vehicles, wheelchairs, and other adaptive solutions to help make the most of your visit. With accommodations available for patrons with mobility, visual, hearing, or intellectual disabilities, BWI airport offers top of the line services for individuals and service animals. Visit https://www.bwiairport.com/flying-withus/accessibility to plan your travel.

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GETTING AROUND Once you have made your way from the BWI/Arundel Mills region and are ready to enjoy some fresh air in the historic cityscape of Downtown Annapolis, you’ll be thrilled to park your car in any of the city garages and explore the area by foot, water, or public transport. The main arteries of the City are oriented around three major circle features— Westgate Circle, Church Circle, and State Circle— flanked by the City’s three main landmarks: St. John’s College, the United States Naval Academy, and Annapolis Harbor. Orienting yourself around these main locations will help you navigate the city with ease. If your ultimate goal is to enjoy that postcard view of Annapolis City Dock, you can choose to drive directly to the metered parking lots downtown by navigating to the Harbor Master Building at 1 Dock Street. Main Street’s Noah Hillman Garage will be under construction for a period of time in the coming year (check out the QR code for the latest updates and recommendations from the City of Annapolis). If parking options seem hard to come by in that particular area, fear not! Just a short walk away are several garages that will keep you close to the action.

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Near the first block of West Street, home of our Visitors Center, (we can’t wait to see you!) is a metered circle lot and neighboring Gotts Court garage.


While you’re here, stop in and talk to our volunteers to book a tour to get on the water, board a trolley, or enjoy a guided walking tour of our many historic sites and gardens. Just across Roscoe-Rowe Boulevard on the St. John’s College campus is another great parking option—the Calvert Street Garage (also known as the State Garage) which is offers free parking 6 p.m.-6 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends! Within the same area, you’ll find Whitmore Garage off of Calvert Street, and the Larkin Street Lot, off of City Gate Lane. Along the route of Main and West Streets, and its branches of neighborhood side streets, you can keep an eye out for 2-hour street parking options (some metered, some free under 2 hours), but mind the signs! Make sure to check nearby postings of that parking zone’s stated restrictions. If you visit during the holiday season, ask us about discounted parking opportunities, including free metered parking. As you move further down West Street towards Westgate Circle, there is a parking lot at 138 West Street and the multi-level Knighton Garage near some great restaurants and shops. Once you’ve reached Westgate Circle, you’ll come upon Park Place, a unique multi-use destination that is home to the Westin hotel, dining, spa services, outdoor space, and—you guessed it!—more parking opportunities. Across from Park Place, there’s yet another spot to rest your ride in Garrett Garage. But wait a minute, what if I don’t feel like walking that far? The Circulator is a wheelchair accessible free shuttle service that operates most hours of the day, it follows a continuous route that transports visitors from Park Place to Downtown and St. John’s College, stopping at every parking garage along the way. Bike racks are available on the Circulator in case you want to mix up your means of transport throughout the city. Want to know its ETA? The Circulator has an app that allows you to track its location in real time so you can decide when and where you’d like to pick it up. Depending on street traffic, a full loop on the Circulator takes about 15 minutes. Check the QR code for current hours of operation.

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Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis are dedicated to making your visit to our capital city enjoyable and stress-free. To keep our patrons up-to-date with the most current information regarding the Noah Hillman Garage closure and construction, we will be regularly updating parking and travel recommendations via this QR code. Scan with the camera feature on your smartphone for help accessing construction status, alternative parking options, current schedules of public transit like the free Circulator, ADA accessibility, City announcements, and latest offerings of transport to help you get around town with ease. Because in Annapolis, we believe travel should be smooth sailing!

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ADA TRAVEL If the Circulator or other travel options are not accessible for you for any reason, visitors determined ADA eligible by a transit or public agency can make arrangements in advance to utilize the City of Annapolis ADA Paratransit Service. This service operates Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, 7:15 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information and to schedule transportation, call 410-263-7964 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week, at least one day preceding service. Just beyond Downtown Annapolis, visitors can explore the great shopping, dining, and amenities of the Annapolis Town Center and Westfield Annapolis Mall, with several convenient on-site parking garages/lots at each complex. Perfect for offloading those shopping bags! The quaint neighborhoods of West Annapolis and Eastport offer ample street parking for a pleasant walk through local boutiques and restaurants.

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ACCESSIBLE ANNAPOLIS & ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY The BWI region & Arundel Mills are packed with adventure! Take a tour of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery to get an education on the beer-making process while quenching your thirst. All three floors of the brewery are ADA complaint with elevator access on each floor, as well as on-site parking. Arundel Mills Mall is Maryland’s largest outlet shopping center, with such attractions as Dave & Buster’s for sports fans and gamers, and Medieval Times for dinner and a show that will transport you back in time. (The show does contain strobing light effects.) If Lady Luck is on your side, Maryland Live! Casino might be just your ticket.

Traveling via tour bus or RV? Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium offers parking at $10 per day, day use only. For overnight options, look at nearby campgrounds like Washington DC/Capitol KOA in Millersville, Tuckahoe State Park on the Eastern Shore, or check out Harvest Hosts for a oneof-a-kind stay throughout the region. (Harvest Host does require membership.) There are even some big-box stores that allow overnight RV parking, but be sure to check with any business for their particular policies before staying.

No matter the time of year, one of the greatest attractions in Anne Arundel County is the scenery itself. With breathtaking waterways and lush foliage, our parks and water access are something to behold. With Watermark Tours, you can see the picturesque Annapolis City Dock skyline from aboard one of their many ADA accessible cruising vessels. (Call the Watermark team to discuss your accommodations at 410-268-7601 x100.) The organization CRAB—Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating—gives everyone the opportunity to learn the ropes of sailing with their Family Sail Sundays, Group Sails, and the forthcoming Adaptive Boating Center. Their trained skippers and crew work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, recovering veterans, those with limited mobility, and more to customize a thrilling, unique sailing experience tailored to each passenger’s individual needs. You’ll launch from beautiful Sandy Point State Park. Call 410-266-5722 in advance to make reservations.

No matter if you’re a foodie, fashionista, history buff, adventurer, or some combination of all, getting from one fun thing to the next won’t be a worry!

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basking in the serenity of nature. In north Anne Arundel County near BWI, there is Fort Smallwood. In addition to a fishing pier and beaches, the park offers a treat for history buffs— historic gun batteries and barracks that date back to the 1880’s. Nearby, Downs Park also offers fishing, trails, and a picnic area, as well as an aviary, overlook, water access, dog beach, and more. Closer to the City of Annapolis, locals love spending time at Quiet Waters Park, for its 6 miles of paved trails, gardens, gazebos, water views, ice rink, and dog recreation areas. Bring a book or some binoculars for a relaxing afternoon outdoors. As you head into town, you can’t miss the presence of the Unites States Naval Academy. From the epic stadium on Taylor Avenue or the brilliant copper dome that grows grander upon approach, visitors love exploring the U.S.N.A. Museum or tailgating before a raucous Navy football game. If you’re in town during the holidays, the Military Bowl and Clydesdales are a highlight of the year. Both the U.S.N.A. Museum and stadium are ADA accessible. The Museum is accessed through Gate 1, with street parking on King George Street. However, AUTHOR BIO: visitors with proper handicap LINDSAY BOLIN decals are permitted to drive LOWERY through Gate 1 pending a Lindsay Bolin Lowery is an artist and vehicle inspection. View the writer whose work is informed by her most current security REAL ID love of food, culture, and landscapes requirements online prior to of the Chesapeake Bay region. She is your visit at https://www.usna. owner of LBo Craft, studio manager of Art at Large, Inc., as well as a edu/Museum/Visitors.php. teaching artist for Future History Now Accessible seating is available and ArtFarm Annapolis. You can find on the lower level of both sides Lindsay’s work at LBoCraft.com. of the stadium, which can be purchased online or by phone. LOCAL FAVES: Visit navysports.evenue.net ★ Sailor Oyster Bar ★ Black Market Bakers and view “ADA” under the BUY ★ Kim Hovell Studio TICKETS menu for assistance.

With Annapolis’ prime location in the Chesapeake Bay, coordinates 38° 58’ 05” N, 76° 27’ 38” W, it makes perfect sense to arrive by boat! With rivers and creeks to explore and tons of marinas, it’s no wonder Annapolis is the sailing capital of the country. Whether you are propelled by wind or power, you can dock in the midst of the excitement of Downtown or the relaxed pace of the Anne Arundel countryside. For a slip at City Dock, contact the Harbormaster on VHF 17 or by phone at 410-263-7973 with the length of your vessel, official number if state registration isn’t shown, captain’s phone number, and payment method. Once your vessel is docked, your sea legs can walk to the U.S. Naval Academy, the attractions of Main Street, or across the Spa Creek drawbridge to the Maritime Republic of Eastport. Scattered across Anne Arundel County are gems of marinas, each with their own characteristics and adventures waiting to be discovered. You can enjoy the epic view of the Bay Bridge from a slip at Sandy Point State Park, or a famous Maryland crab cake at Herrington Harbour or Pirates Cove Marina. Bring your kayak or SUP aboard to explore the many creeks and waterways that give you an intimate view of bay life. (Check out “The Great Outdoors” section of the guide for information on paddle rentals, events, trails, and launches.) Visit portbook.com to view a detailed interactive map of marinas and marine services to plan your next stay via waterway. For an extended tour of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America, check out “A Boater’s Guide to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail” by John Page Williams, available through our visitor services or the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office. As the country’s first national water trail, you can retrace the route of Captain John Smith, who is credited with publishing the first accurate map of the Bay with help from local native tribes. Smith’s findings laid the foundation for the establishment of America as we know it today. This helpful guide gives you a sense of various regions of the Bay with practical information to help you set out on a journey of your own, while bringing history to life through stories of Smith’s travels. The beauty of traveling by boat? No traffic jams! V I S I T A N N A P O L I S . o r g

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elcome to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County! You have selected a perfect destination to host the next gathering for your family, friends or colleagues. We know how important a successful meeting and event is, so we are here to help. Whether traveling by car, plane, train or boat, our central location makes it easy for your guests to attend. Home to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, our destination can be your home base for exploring Maryland and Washington, D.C. The wide selection of accommodations from full-service hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and boutique properties offer over 11,000 guest rooms in the surrounding area. Our memorable offsite venues including historic landmarks, beautiful countryside farms, yacht charters and even a casino ensures you will find the right fit for your group. Contact our sales team and we will help you to start planning! From logistical support to business contacts and group outing recommendations, we will share a host of suggestions for your group needs. Don’t forgot to inquire about our year-round event calendar! Our destination offers numerous events and festivals that you may want to incorporate into your group’s itineraries or get suggestions on alterative dates. Here, your group can enjoy a visit that’s as laid back or on-the-go as your want it to be. Love the outdoors? You and your friends can hike or bike for miles or spend hours communing with nature in an 18th-century garden. Spend a day out on the water and explore the tranquility of the Chesapeake Bay. Visit Arundel Mills, the largest outlet mall in the region or explore the oneof-a-kind boutiques in Annapolis. Are you a history buff ? If so, you have come to the right place! However busy your days might be, make sure you set aside plenty of time to savor our Chesapeake Cuisine. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start planning!

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134-Prince-Luxury Boutique Hotel 134 Prince George St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-834-4606 • www.134prince.com

Annapolis Inn - Bed & Breakfast 144 Prince George St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-5200 • www.annapolisinn.com

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection 80 Compromise St., Annapolis 410-268-7555 • www.annapoliswaterfront.com

Flag House Inn -Bed and Breakfast 24 Randall St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-280-2721 • www.flaghouseinn.com

Georgian House Bed & Breakfast

170 Duke of Gloucester St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-263-5618 • www.georgianhouse.com

Gibson’s Lodging of Annapolis

110 Prince George St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-5555 • www.gibsonslodgingsinn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown 174 West St., Annapolis 410-990-1100 • www.annapolisdowntown.hgi.com

Historic Inns of Annapolis

58 State Circle, Annapolis 410-263-2641 • www.historicinnsofannapolis.com

Inn at Horn Point- Bed and Breakfast 534 Burnside St. Annapolis, MD 21403 410-268-1126 • www.innathornpoint.com

Graduate Annapolis

126 West St., Annapolis 410-263-7777 • www.graduatehotels.com

Reynolds Tavern - Hotel

7 Church Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-9555 • www.reynoldstevern.org

The Inn on Main

165 Main St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-5665 • www.innannapolis.com

The Westin Annapolis

100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis 410-972-4300 • www.westinannapolis.com

GREATER ANNAPOLIS

604 Cabana Blvd., Deale, MD 20751 410-867-9668 • www.anchoredinndeale.com

Best Western Annapolis

2520 Riva Rd., Annapolis 410-224-2800 • www.bestwesternmaryland.com

Butterfly Fields Bed & Breakfast

320 Frank Moreland Place Lothian, MD 20711 410-271-1433 • www.butterfly-fields.com

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Annapolis 2600 Housley Rd., Annapolis 410-571-6700 • www.countryinns.com/annapolismd_west

Courtyard by Marriott Annapolis 2559 Riva Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-266-1555 marriott.com

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Crowne Plaza Annapolis

173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis 410-266-3131 • www.crowneplaza.com/annapolismd

DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis

210 Holiday Court, Annapolis 410-224-3150 • www.doubletreeannapolis.com

Extended Stay America

1 Womack Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 410-571-9988 • www.extendedstayamerica.com

Extended Stay

120 Admiral Cochrane Dr. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-571-6600 • www.extendedstayamerica.com

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Hampton Inn & Suites Annapolis

124 Womack Drive, Annapolis 410-571-0200 • www.annapolissuites.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis

305 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis 410-266-9006 • www.annapolis.hgi.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis 2451 Riva Rd., Annapolis 410-224-4317 • www.annapolismdhotel.com

Holiday Stables Bed and Breakfast

4246 Solomon’s Island Rd. Harwood, MD 20776 443-336-5574 • www.holidaystables.com

Inn at Herrington Harbor

7161 Lake Shore Drive, North Beach, MD 20714 410-741-5107 • www.innatherrington.com

Laurel Grove Inn on the South River, Bed & Breakfast 2881 South Haven Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 443-370-2394 • www.laurelgroveinn.net

Quality Inn

76 Old Mills Bottom Rd. N. Annapolis, MD 21409 410-757-8500 • www.choicehotels.com

Rodeway Inn

74 Old Mill Bottom Rd. N. Annapolis, MD 21409 410-757-2222 • www.choicehotels.com

Sonesta ES Suites Annapolis

170 Admiral Cochrane Dr. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-573-0300 • www.sonesta.com

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170 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis 410-573-0300 • www.residenceinnannapolis.com

SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Annapolis 189 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis 443-321-2500 • www.springhillsuitesannapolis.com

Village Inn

69 Old Mills Bottom Rd. Annapolis, MD 21409 410-349-1600

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Aloft Arundel Mills

7520 Teague Rd., Hanover 443-577-0077 • www.aloftarundelmills.com

Aloft BWI Baltimore Washington International Airport 1741 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum 410-691-6969 • www.aloftbwi.com

Best Western Plus BWI Airport /Arundel Mills 6755 Dorsey Rd., Elkridge 410-796-3300 • www.bestwesternmaryland.com

Budget Plaza Motel

4900 Ritchie Hwy Brooklyn Park, MD 21225 410-789-0500

Park Plaza Motel

4900 Ritchie Hwy. Brooklyn Park, MD 21225 410-789-0500

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1743 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights 410-859-8300 • www.marriott.com/bwiap

Cambria Hotel Arundel Mills-BWI Airport 7700 Milestone Pkwy, Hanover 443-755-1700 x104 • www.cambriaarundel.com

Candlewood Suites Arundel Mills/BWI Airport 1525 Dorsey Rd. Hanover, MD 410-691-0550 • www.ihg.com/candlewood

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WHAT SETS US APART 19,000 sq. ft of meeting space The largest ballroom in Annapolis at 6,336 sq. ft 14 meeting rooms 24-hour fitness center Only indoor pool in downtown Annapolis Complimentary business center

The newly renovated Westin Annapolis is located in the sophisticated and contemporary arts district of downtown Annapolis. The historic/waterfront district is one mile from the hotel, which is a pleasant stroll after being in meetings all day. Another option is to take the complimentary Circulator Trolley, which stops at the Westin every 15 to 20 minutes, with service from 7:30am to 11:00pm. Enjoy lunch or dinner and drinks steps from the hotel, at Fado Irish Pub or Carpaccio’s Tuscan Restaurant, both highlighted by

expansive outdoor seating. There is also Miss Shirley’s famous breakfast and lunch available in the complex. If relaxation and gratification are your desires, Varuna SalonSpa resides across the courtyard from the Westin. If shopping is on your list, the unique shops of historic Annapolis are always a favorite for visitors. Located within two miles of the Westin Annapolis, the Annapolis Towne Centre and Westfield Annapolis Mall will fulfill any department store desires.

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Colony Motel

107 Georgia Ave., NE Glen Burnie, MD 21060 410-292-5531 • www.colonymotel.business.site

Comfort Inn & Suites BWI Airport

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Country Inn & Suites, BWI Airport

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Courtyard by Marriott BWI

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1671 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum 410-859-8855 • www.courtyard.com/bwica

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Days Inn by Wyndham Baltimore South/Glen Burnie 6600 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 410-761-8300 • www.wyndhamhotels.com

Doll Motel

1300 Crain Hwy S. Glen Burnie, MD 21061 410-766-3766 • dollmotel.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport

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Element Arundel Mills

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport 1300 Concourse Drive, Linthicum 410-850-0747 • www.embassysuites3.hilton.com

Extended Stay America

104 Chesapeake Centre Ct. Glen Burnie, MD 21060 410-761-2708 • www.extendedstayamerica.com

Extended Stay America

1500 Aero Dr. Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 410-850-0400 • www.extendedstayamerica.com

Extended stay American

939 International Dr. Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 410-691-2500 • www.extendedstayamerica.com

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Arundel Mills BWI Airport 7539 Teague Rd., Hanover 410-694-9500 • www.marriott.com/bwias

Fairfield Inn & Suites Baltimore BWI 1020 Andover Rd., Linthicum Heights 410-691-1001 • www.marriott.com/bwiaf

Forest Motel

1418 Crain Hwy Glen Burnie, MD 21061 410-766-1626

Hampton Inn and Suites Arundel Mills

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Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie 6617 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 410-761-7666 • www.hilton.com

Hill Motel

8781 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108 410-923-6417

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1739 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights 410-694-0808 • www.baltimoreairport.hilton.com

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Hilton Garden Inn BWI

1516 Aero Drive, Linthicum 410-691-0500 • www.bwiairport.stayhgi.com

Hilton Garden Inn Hanover Arundel Mills

7491 New Ridge Rd., Hanover, MD 410-694-9450 • www.hanoverarundelmills.hiltongardeninn.com

Holiday Inn Baltimore BWI Airport

815 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum 410-691-1000 • www.holidayinn.com/bwiairport

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baltimore - BWI Airport North 1510 Aero Drive, Linthicum Heights 410-859-0003 • www.hotelbwiairport.com

Holiday Inn Express BWI-West

7481 Ridge Rd., Hanover 410-684-3388 • www.hiexpress.com/bal-bwiaptw

Home2 Suites by Hilton Arundel Mills/BWI Airport

7545 Teague Rd., Hanover 410-684-2003 • www.arundelmillsbwiairport.home2suitesbyhilton.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport 1181 Winterson Rd., Linthicum 410-684-6100 • www.baltimorebwi.homewoodsuites.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hanover Arundel Mills BWI Airport 7491 New Ridge Rd., Hanover, MD 410-684-6880 • www.hanoverarundel.homewoodsuitesbyhilton.com

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover 410-796-9830 • www.thehotelarundel.com

Hyatt Place Baltimore/BWI Airport

940 International Drive, Linthicum 410-859-3366 • www.baltimorebwi.place.hyatt.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Baltimore South Glen Burnie 6323 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie 410-636-4300 • www.laquintabaltimoreglenburnie.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baltimore BWI Airport 1734 W Nursery Rd., Linthicum 410-859-2333 • www.wyndhamhotels.com

Live! Hotel

7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover 443-577-2953 • www.marylandlivecasino.com/hotel-spa/live-hotel

Maritime Conference Center

692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights 410-859-5700 • www.mccbwi.org

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gambrills 2525 Evergreen Rd., Odenton, MD 800-337-0050 • www.wyndhamhotels.com

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham BWI Airport 1170 Winterson Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 800-337-0050 • www.wyndhamhotels.com

Motel 6

1630 Annapolis Rd. Odenton, MD 21113 410-674-8900 • www.motel6.com

Motel 6

3510 Old Annapolis Rd. Laurel, MD 20724 301-497-1544 • www.motel6.com

Motel 6

5179 Raynor Ave., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 410-636-9070 • www.motel6.com

Northeast Garden Inn

3400 Laurel Fort Meade Rd. Laurel, MD 20724 410-674-5600 • www.hotelsinlaurel.com

Red Crown Inn

3440 Ft. Meade Rd. Laurel, MD 20724 301-590-9595 • www.booking.com

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Red Roof PLUS+ Baltimore-Washington DC/BWI Airport 827 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights 410-850-7600 • www.baltimorebwiairport.redroof.com

Red Roof Plus+ Baltimore-Washington DC/BWI South 7306 Parkway Dr. Hanover, MD 410-712-4070 • www.redroof.com

Residence Inn Arundel Mills BWI Airport 7035 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover 410-799-7332 • www.marriott.com/bwiam

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights 443-577-2100 • www.sheratonbwiairport.com

Sleep Inn & Suites BWI Aiport 6055 Belle Grove Rd., Baltimore 410-789-7223 • www.choicehotels.com

Sonesta ES Suites Balitmore BWI Airport 1160 Winterson Rd. Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 410-691-0255 • www.sonesta.com

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott BWI Airport 899 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum 410-694-0555 • www.marriott.com/bwiss

Staybridge Suites BWI Airport

1301 Winterson Rd., Linthicum 410-850-5666 • www.hotelbaltimoreairport.com

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights 443-577-2300 • www.westinbwi.com

TownePlace Suites Fort Meade National Business Park 120 National Business Pkwy, Annapolis Junction, MD 301-498-7477 • www.marriott.com

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Baltimore/BWI Airport 1171 Winterson Rd., Linthicum Heights 410-694-0060 • www.marriott.com/bwits

Travelodge by Wyndham

3380 Ft. Meade Rd. Laurel, MD 20724 301-498-5553 • www.wyndhamhotels.com

White Gables

8781 Veterans Hwy Millersville, MD 21108 410-923-2222 • www.whitegablesmotel.com

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Wingate by Wyndham Baltimore BWI Airport 829 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 410-850-0600 • www.wyndhamhotels.com

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Comfort Inn Conference Center - Bowie 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie 301-464-0089 • www.bowiemdhotel.com

The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club 180 Pier One Rd., Stevensville 410-604-5900 • www.baybeachclub.com/the-inn

Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort

4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach 410-257-5596 • www.rnrresortmd.com

Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island

3206 Main St., Grasonville 410-827-3877 • www.kentisland.stayhgi.com

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TH I NG S TO D O

THE ARTS EXPOSE US TO NEW CULTURES, NEW IDEAS, AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE. IN THAT WAY, THE ARTS ARE VERY MUCH LIKE TRAVEL—OPENING OUR EYES AND OUR MINDS TO NEW ADVENTURES. AT CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER AND MANY OTHER ARTS VENUES AROUND THE COUNTY, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF ARTS EXPERIENCES EACH MONTH. YOU CAN VISIT ART GALLERIES, GO TO CONCERTS OR PERFORMANCES, TAKE PART IN ONE-DAY OR WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, OR STOP AT A LOCAL MUSEUM. - Donna Anderson, Executive Director/CEO Chesapeake Arts Center

FEATURED PARTNERS: SAILING Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind 80 Compromise St., Annapolis (410) 263-7837 • www.schoonerwoodwind.com

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nne Arundel County greets you with a host of possibilities for things to do. Annapolis is a lively and upbeat city where four centuries of architecture embrace 21st-century living with a nautical heritage. To the south, you’ll discover a countryside that boasts hundreds of miles of shoreline. The BWI-Arundel Mils region is the perfect starting point for day trips to and from Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Boasting Maryland’s top shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, the BWI region promises to keep you busy!

Wilma Lee Skipjack Tours 723 Second St., Annapolis (410) 295-0104 • www.amaritime.org/wilmalee

Liberte, The Schooner 222 Severn Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-8234 • www.theliberte.com

Seas the Bay Sailing 326 First St., Annapolis (410) 881-3264 • www.seasthebaysailing.com

Annapolis Sailing School 7001 Bembe Beach Rd., Annapolis (410) 267-7205 • www.annapolissailing.com

BOATS AND CRUISES Annapolis Electric Boat Rentals 300 Second St., Annapolis (443) 433-2129 • www.aebrentals.com

Annapolis Fishing Charters 222 Severn Ave., Annapolis (410) 570-4632 • www.annapolisfishingcharters.com

Cap’n Mike’s Full Moon Adventures 506 Ferry Point Rd., Annapolis (410) 353-6596 www.capnmikesfullmoonadventures.com

Cruise Maryland from the Port of Baltimore 2001 East McComas St., Baltimore 1-866-427-8963 • www.cruisemaryland.com

Cruises on the Bay by Watermark 1 Dock St., Annapolis 410-268-7601 • www.watermarkjourney.com/ public-cruises-water-taxi/annapolis-cruises

Dream Yacht Charter 7076 Bembe Beach Rd., Annapolis (410) 268-2140 • www.annapolisbaycharters.net

Miss Grace Charters 7364 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis (410) 353-8919 • www.missgracecharters.com

South River Boat Rentals 2802 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater (410) 956-9729 • www.southriverboatrentals.com

WATERSPORTS Annapolis Canoe and Kayak 311 Third St., Annapolis (410) 263-2303 www.annapoliscanoeandkayak.com

Capital SUP 7314 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis (410) 919-9402 • www.capitalsup.com

Z Flight Parasail and Watersports 222 Severn Ave., Annapolis (305) 240-4482 • www.zflightwatersports.com


ATTRACTIONS Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse 723 2nd St., Annapolis (415) 362-7255 • www.uslhs.org/about/ thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse/tours

United States Naval Academy 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis (410) 293-1000 • www.usna.edu/homepage.php

Susan Campbell Park at City Dock Dock St., Annapolis (410) 263-7973 • www.facebook.com/pages/ Susan-Campbell-Park/119334324869695

Maryland State House 100 State Circle, Annapolis (410) 260-6445 • www.msa.maryland.gov/ msa/mdStatehouse/html/home.html

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park 723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis (410) 295-0104 • www.amaritime.org

Asbury United Methodist Church 87 West St., Annapolis (410) 268-9500 • www.facebook.com/pages/AsburyUnited-Methodist-Church/105073709535364

Banneker-Douglass Museum 84 Franklin St., Annapolis (410) 216-6180 • www.bdmuseum.maryland.gov

Captain Avery Museum 1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side (410) 867-4486 • www.captainaverymuseum.org

Charles Carroll House 107 Duke of GlouceSt.er St., Annapolis www.facebook.com/charlescarrollhouseofannapolis

The Chase-Lloyd House 22 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-2723 • www.chaselloydhouse.org

Four Rivers Heritage Area 44 Calvert St., Annapolis

National Cryptologic Museum 8290 Colony Seven Rd., Annapolis Junction

Haunted Harbor Tours 1 Dock St., Annapolis

(301) 688-5849 • www.nsa.gov/museum

(443) 262-2462 • www.hauntedharbortours.com

Rising Sun Inn 1090 Generals Hwy., Crownsville

WINERIES & BREWERIES

(410) 923-0316 • www.risingsuninn.org

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Church Circle, Annapolis (410) 267-9333 • www.St.annes-annapolis.org

St. John’s College 60 College Ave., Annapolis 410-263-2371 • www.sjc.edu

St. Mary’s Catholic Church 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis

(410) 293-2108 • www.usna.edu/Museum/index.php

James Brice House 42 East St., Annapolis (410) 267-7619 • www.annapolis.org/ contact/james-brice-house

Museum of Historic Annapolis 99 Main St., Annapolis (410) 990-4745 • www.annapolis. org/contact/ha-museum

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(410) 222-3400 • www.thepreserveateisenhower.com

CASINOS

(410) 293-8687 • www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors

Live! Casino & Hotel 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

William Paca House & Garden 186 Prince George St., Annapolis (410) 990-4543 • www.annapolis.org/ contact/william-paca-house-garden

(443) 842-7000 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel.com

SPORTS & LIVE ACTION

VISITOR CENTERS

Fan Duel Sportsbook Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel

Annapolis Visitors Center 26 West St., Annapolis

7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (855) 5MD-LIVE • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/casino-and-gaming/fanduel-sportsbook

410-280-0445 • www.visitannapolis.org

City Dock Information Booth (seasonally) 1 Dock St., Annapolis 410-280-0445 • www.visitannapolis.org

U.S. Naval Academy Visitors Center 52 King George St., Annapolis 410-293-8687 • www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors

MOTORIZED TOURS Annapolis Eventours 26 West St., Annapolis (443) 510-1348 • www.annapoliseventours.com

Discover Annapolis Trolley Tours 26 West St., Annapolis

(410) 267-7619 • www.annapolis.org/contact/hogshead

(443) 221-7277 • www.forwardEastport.com

U.S. Naval Academy Visitors Center 52 King George St., Annapolis

(410) 703-0610 • www.Historicgalesville.org

Hogshead 43 Pinkney St., Annapolis

Forward Brewing 418 Forth St., Annapolis

The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf Course 1576 General’s Highway, Crownsville

(410) 212-9545 • www.facebook.com/ AnnapoliSt.ransportation

(410) 222-1919 • www.Historiclondontown.org

(443) 575-6893 • www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com

GOLF

Galesville Community Center 916 West Benning Rd., Galesville

Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater

Guinness Open Gate Brewery 5001 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe

U.S. Naval Academy Museum 118 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

Annapolis Transportation Solutions Historic Tours 26 West St., Annapolis

(410) 263-4683 • www.hammondharwoodhouse.org

(410) 630-1511 • www.thanksgivingfarm.com

(410) 263-2396 • www.Stmarysannapolis.org

(410) 222-1805 • www.fourriversheritage.org

Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

Thanksgiving Farm Winery 195 Harwood Rd., Harwood

(410) 266-3392 • www.townetransport. com/tour-schedule

WALKING TOURS Annapolis Tours & Crawls 16 Church Circle, Annapolis (443) 534-0043 • www.toursandcrawls.com

Annapolis Tours by Watermark 1 Dock St., Annapolis (410) 268-7601 • www.watermarkjourney. com/guide-services-walking-tours

Colonial Tours of Annapolis 521 Marc Rd., Millersville (413) 441-7957 • www.colonialtoursannapolis.com

Maryland Jockey Club RT 198 & Racetrack Rd., Laurel (301) 725-0400 • www.marylandracing.com

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 755-0011 • www.medievaltimes.com/ plan-your-trip/baltimore-md/index.html

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-4783 • www.navysports.com

Sports & Social Maryland Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 445-2800 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/sports-and-social

CONCERT VENUES Chesapkeae Employers Insurance Arena UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (443) 612-3840 www.chesapeakeemployersinsurancearena.com

The Hall at Live! Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 445-2929 • www.livecasinohotel. com/locations/hall-live

Rams Head On St.age 33 West St., Annapolis (410) 268-4545 • www.ramsheadonSt.age.com

ESCAPE ROOMS EscapeTime Escape Rooms 167-A Jennifer Rd., Annapolis (443) 714-8812 • www.EscapeTimeMD.com


Mission Escape Rooms Annapolis 40 West St., Annapolis

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Annapolis 155 Main St., Annapolis

(410) 263-3333 • www.missionescaperooms. com/annapolis

(410) 222-8006 • www.aacounty.org/locationsand-directions/jug-bay-wetlands-sanctuary

(410) 280-2088 • www.spiceandtea. com/annapolis.html

Mission Escape Rooms Arundel Mills 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

Sandy Point State Park 1100 E College Pkwy., Annapolis

U.S.N.A. Gift Shop 52 King George St., Annapolis

(410) 553-4850 • www.missionescaperooms. com/arundel-mills

(410) 974-2149 • www.dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/southern/sandypoint.aspx

(410) 293-8125 www.navalacademytourism.com/gift-shop

SPA & WELLNESS

SHOPPING

Vignette Home Table Garden 53 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

Ridgely Retreat 203 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis

Alpaca International 206 Main St., Annapolis

www.vignettehometablegarden.com

(443) 433-0462 • www.ridgelyretreat.com

(410) 216-9898 • www.alpacainternational.net

Sadona Spa & Salon 15 West St., Annapolis

Annapolis Harbour Center 2512 A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis

(410) 263-1515 • www.mysadona.com

(410) 267-3437 • www.annapolisharbourcenter.com

PARKS & TRAILS

Annapolis Pottery 40 State Circle, Annapolis

Downs Park 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena (410) 222-6230 • www.aacounty.org/ departments/recreation-parks/parks/downs

Fort Smallwood Park 9500 Fort Smallwood Rd., Pasadena (410) 222-0087 • www.aacounty.org/departments/ recreation-parks/parks/fort-smallwood

Kinder Farm Park 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville (410) 222-6115 • www.aacounty.org/departments/ recreation-parks/parks/kinder-farm

Quiet Waters Park 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis (410) 222-1777 • www.aacounty.org/departments/ recreation-parks/parks/quiet-waters

B&A Trail 51 W Earleigh Heights Rd., Severna Park (410) 222-6141 • www.aacounty.org/departments/ recreation-parks/parks/trails/banda-trail/index.html

Broadneck Peninsula Trail College Pkwy. & Greeen Holly Dr., Arnold (410) 222-6141 • www.aacounty.org/locationsand-directions/broadneck-peninsula-trail

(410) 268-6153 • www.annapolispottery.com

Annapolis Town Center 1906 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis

WB&A Trail 8403 Piney Orchard Pkwy., Odenton (410) 222-6141 • www.aacounty.org/ locations-and-directions/w-b--a-trail

Beverly Triton Nature Park 1202 Triton Beach Rd., Edgewater (410) 222-7317 • www.aacounty.org/locationsand-directions/beverly-triton-nature-park

Zachary’s Jewelers 100 Main St., Annapolis (410) 266-5555 • www.zacharysjewelers.com

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, Inc. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis

(410) 990-9700 • www.annebeths.biz

(410) 268-9212 • www.summergarden.com

Arundel Mills 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

Ballet Theatre of Maryland 801 Chase St., Annapolis

(410) 540-5100 • www.arundelmills.com

(410) 224-5644 • www.balletmaryland.org

Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry 34 Market Space, Annapolis

Classic Theatre of Maryland 1804 West St., Annapolis

(410) 268-7666 • www. lancaflorsil er ewelr .com

(410) 280-1773 • www.classictheatremaryland.org

Evergreen Antiques and True Vintage 69 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

Colonial Players of Annapolis 108 East St., Annapolis

(410) 216-9067 • www.facebook. com/EvergreenAntiques

Green Street Gardens 391 West Bay Front Rd., Lothian (410) 867-9500 • www.greenSt.gardens.com

Hobo 194 Green St., Annapolis (410) 349-5081 • www.hobobags.com

(410) 798-5000 • www.homesteadgardens.com

(410) 222-6141 • www.aacounty.org/ departments/recreation-parks/parks/ trails/south-shore-trail/index.html

(410) 267-0757 • www.wrabyn.com

Annebeth’s 46 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

(410) 222-7317 • www.aacounty.org/ locations-and-directions/bwi-trail

South Shore Trail 1681 Millersville Rd., Millersville

Wrabyn Boutique 12 Annapolis St., Annapolis

PERFORMING ARTS

Homestead Gardens 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville

(410) 222-6141 • www.aacounty.org/locations-anddirections/jonas-and-anne-catharine-green-park

(410) 266-5432 • www. estfiel .com annapolis

(410) 573-9050 • www.visitatc.com

BWI Trail (Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area) 1911 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie

Jonas and Anne Catharine Green Park 2001 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Annapolis

Westfield Annapolis 2002 Annapolis Mall Rd., Annapolis

Lilac Bijoux 180 Main St., Annapolis (443) 775-5504 • www.lilacbijoux.com

Mango + Main 88 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 371-2209 • www.mangoandmain.com

Mills Fine Wine and Spirits 87 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-2888 • www.millswine.com

Old Fox Books 35 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 626-2020 • www.oldfoxbooks.com

Rasa Juice Shop 90 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 570-4597 • www.rasajuiceshop.com

(410) 268-7373 • www.thecolonialplayers.org

Maryland Hall 801 Chase St., Annapolis (410) 263-5544 • www.marylandhall.org

GALLERIES Jo Fleming Contemporary Art 68 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 280-1847 • www. oflemingcontemporar art.com

Lisa Masson Studio Gallery 511 4th St., Annapolis (410) 990-1777 • www.lisamassonphotography.com

Maryland Federation of Art 18 State Circle, Annapolis (410) 268-4566 • www.mdfedart.org

Annapolis Collection Gallery 55 West St., Annapolis (410) 280-1414 • www.annapoliscollection.com

Gallery 57 West 57 West St., Annapolis (410) 263-1300 • www.gallery57westcom


SE RV I C E S

FEATURED PARTNERS: Barclar Entertainment 626-C Admiral Dr., #119, Annapolis (410) 263-3937 • www.barclarentertainment.com

First Class Transportation P.O. Box 446, Crownsville (443) 534-121 • www.firstclasslimo sine. s

Heather Crowder Photography 209 West St., Annapolis (410) 263-2505 • www.heathercrowder.com

Hornor Maritime Center 613 Third St., Annapolis 410-990- 4460 x111 • www.hornormaritime.org

iTrip Vacations Annapolis 626C Admiral Dr., Annapolis (410) 571-4076 • www.annapolis.itrip.co oo

Kate Fine Art Photography 513 Samuel Chase Way, Annapolis (410) 212-8887 • www. atefineart.com

My Logo On It 45 Randall St., Annapolis (443) 951-9500 • www.mylogoonit.com

Prism 49 Spa Rd., Annapolis (410) 268-2701 • www.prismannapolis.com

SRS Events 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington (443) 301-5437 • www.srs.e ents

The Lightbox Studio 209 West St., Annapolis (410) 263-2505 • www.lightbox209.com

Towne Transport 2404 Nichols Rd., Annapolis (410) 266-0602 • www.townetransport. com 60-min te-to r

An Extraordinar Limousine Company 1113 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie

photo by SRS Events

(410) 437-8200 • www. igcars.com

Annapolis Events 106 Greenbury Point Rd., Annapolis (443) 758-6032 • www.annapolis.e ents

Art at Large Inc. 212 West St., Annapolis (410) 34 -866 • www.sall comport.com

Chesapeake Chef Service 600 Aspen Dr., Queenstown (410) 82 -0307 • www.chesapea eche s.com

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lanning an event? Looking for some help planning that event? Anne Arundel County has it all…right at your fingertips. Unique event space, talented event planners and photographers, highly-rated transportation companies, and more. Check out our featured partners below to make your event something that guests won’t stop talking about for years to come!

Chesapeake Charter, Inc. 424 Broadneck Rd., Annapolis (410) 757-3000 • www.chesapea echarter.net

Michael’s on the South River 3027 Riva Rd., Riva (410) 56-2784 • www.michaelsontheso thri er.com

Wilder Catering 1825 George Ave., Annapolis (443) 510-3722 • www.wildercatering.com

ZBest Worldwide 6809 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie (410) 768-1148 160 • www.z estlimo.com

Annapolis Transportation Solutions P.O. Box 3551, Annapolis (410) 212- 545 • www.annapolistransportation.com

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DI N I N G FEATURED PARTNERS: AMERICAN Boatyard Bar & Grill 400 Fourth St., Annapolis (410) 216-6206 • www.boatyardbarandgrill.com

Iron Rooster 12 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 990-1600 • www.ironroosterallday.com

Rams Head Dockside 1702 Furnace Drive, Glen Burnie (410) 590-2280 • www.ramsheaddockside.com

Severn Inn 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Annapolis (410) 349-4000 • www.severninn.com

Dry 85 193 Main St., Annapolis (443) 214-5171 • www.dry85.com

Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar 4817 Riverside Drive, Galesville (410) 867-2300 • www.piratescovemd.com

Reynolds Tavern 7 Church Circle, Annapolis (410) 295-9555 • www.reynoldstavern.org

Market House 25 Market Space, Annapolis (443) 949-024 • www.annapolismarkethouse.com

Carrol’s Creek Cafe 410 Severn Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-8102 • www.carrolscreek.com

Bobby’s Burger Palace 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 445-2929 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/bobbys-burger-palace

David’s 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 445-2929 • www.maryland. livecasinohotel.com/dine-and-drink/davids

Orchid Kitchen 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover Ù

Lewnes’

(443) 445-2929 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/orchid-kitchen

The Cheesecake Factory 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

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reat yourself to al fresco dining along the brick-lined streets of historic Annapolis. Take in a glorious sunset from a waterfront table on the Chesapeake Bay. Pamper yourself with an intimate dining experience at a restaurant serving dishes from simple to sublime in the BWI-Arundel Mills region. Love seafood? Chesapeake Bay ingredients headline many a menu here! Have steamed crabs on your mind? Our famous Maryland Blue Crabs are showstoppers! Thinking international? All-American? Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll to find it at one of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County’s restaurants.

(410) 579-5867 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/the-cheesecake-factory

Rams Head Roadhouse 1773 Generals Highway, Annapolis (410) 849-8058 • www.ramsheadroadhouse.com

Blackwall Barn & Lodge 329 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills (410) 317-2276 • www.barnandlodge.com

Trophy Room 126 West St., Annapolis (410) 263-7777 • www.graduatehotels.com/ annapolis/restaurant/trophy-room

Light House Bistro 202 West St., Annapolis (410) 424-0922 • www.lighthousebistro.org

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Lobby Bar at David’s 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

Sofi’s Crepes 1 Craig St., Annapolis

Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano 36 West St., Annapolis

(443) 842-7000 • www.livecasinohotel. com/locations/lobby-bar-davids

(410)

(410) 267-9950 • www.lunabluofannapolis.com

Boathouse at Anchored Inn 604 Cabana Blvd., Deale (410) 867-9668 • www.anchoredinndeale.com

ASIAN 8 at Luk Fu 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 842-7000 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/8-at-luk-fu

Luk Fu 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 842-7000 • www.maryland. livecasinohotel.com/dine-and-drink/luk-fu

Mali Thai 7477 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie (410) 412-2916 • www.malithaimd.com

BAKE SHOP Main & Market 914 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis (410) 626-0388 • www.mainandmarket.com

Sweet Eden Bakeshop 2604-A, Annapolis Rd, Severn (443) 795-4550 • www.sweetedenbakeshop.com

Sweet Hearts Patisserie 1410 Forest Dr, Annapolis (410) 263-6513 • www.sweetheartspatisserie.com

BAR & GRILLE Acme Bar & Grille 163 Main St., Annapolis (410) 280-6486

Federal House Bar & Grille 22 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 268-2576 • www.federalhouserestaurant.com

Dock St. Bar & Grille 136 Dock St., Annapolis (410) 268-7278 • www.dockSt.bar.net

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH Iron Rooster 12 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 990-1600 • www.ironroosterallday.com

Miss Shirley’s Cafe 1 Park Place, Annapolis (410) 268-5171 • www.missshirleys.com

Main & Market 914 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis (410) 626-0388 • www.mainandmarket.com

Light House Bistro 202 West St., Annapolis

0-0 2 • www.sofiscrepes.com

Dangerously Delicious Pies 214 West St., Annapolis

Osteria 177 177 Main St., Annapolis

(410) 990-0743 • www.dangerouspiesannapolis.com

(410) 267-7700 • www.osteria177.com

Bread & Butter Kitchen 303 Second St., Annapolis

MEXICAN

(410) 202-8680 • www.breadandbutterkitchen.com

49 West 49 West St., Annapolis (410) 626- 7 6 • www.4 westco eeho se.com

COFFEE SHOP ea sco ee.com

Brown Mustache Coffee 35 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 216-4574 • www.brownmustache.com

49 West 49 West St., Annapolis (410) 626- 7 6 • www.4 westco eeho se.com

CRAB HOUSE Mike’s Restaurant & Crabhouse 3030 Old Riva Rd, Riva (410) 956-2784 • www.mikescrabhouse.com

Mike’s North 1402 Colony Rd, Pasadena (410) 255-7946 • www.mikesnorth.com

Cantler’s Riverside Inn 458 Forest Beach Rd., Annapolis (410) 757-1311 • www.cantlers.com

The Point Crab House & Grill 700 Mill Creek Rd., Arnold (410) 544-5448 • www.thepointcrabhouse.com

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MODERN EUROPEAN Flamant 17 Annapolis St., Annapolis (410) 267-0274 • www.flamantm .com

Cafe Normandie 185 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-3382 • www.cafenormandie.com

NEW AMERICAN Blackwall Hitch 400 Sixth St., Annapolis (410) 263-3454 • www.theblackwallhitch.com

Ashling Kitchen & Bar 1286 Rt 3 South, Crofton (443) 332-6100 • www.ashlingco.com

Preserve 164 Main St., Annapolis (443) 598-6920 • www.preserve-eats.com

Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano 36 West St., Annapolis

(443) 445-2929 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/mortys-delicatessen

Park Deli 1 Park Place, Annapolis (443) 733-3099 • www.goparkdeli.com

FRESH MARKETS Honey’s Harvest Farm 5801 Brooks Woods Rd., Lothian (410) 610-9693 • www.honeysharvest.com

Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market 275 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis (410) 349-0317 • www.aacofarmersmarket.com

• www.wildberryfarmmarket.com/contact

(410) 626-0388 • www.mainandmarket.com

(410) 626-1444 • www.calientegrillannapolis.com

PIZZA

CAFÉ

Main & Market 914 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis

Caliente Grill 907 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis

Mortys Delicatessen 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

Wildberry Farm & Market 1047 St Stephens Church Rd., Crownsville

(410) 268-5171 • www.missshirleys.com

El Toro Bravo II 2552 Riva Rd, Annapolis

DELI

(410) 424-0922 • www.lighthousebistro.org

Miss Shirley’s Cafe 1 Park Place, Annapolis

(443) 445-2929 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/en-vivo

(410) 571-5769 • www.loc8nearme.com/ maryland/annapolis/el-toro-bravo/2860433

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee 120 Dock St., Annapolis (410) 72-141 • www. itt an

En Vivo! 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

ITALIAN Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen & Wine Bar 1 Park Place, Ste 10, Annapolis (410) 268-6569 • www.carpacciotuscankitchen.com

(410) 267-9950 • www.lunabluofannapolis.com

VIN 909 Winecafé 909 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis (410) 990-1846 • www.vin909.com

PUB & TAVERN Rams Head Tavern 33 West St., Annapolis (410) 268-4545 • www.ramsheadtavern.com

Brian Boru 489 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park (410) 975-2678 • www.brianborupub.com

Dock St. Bar and Grill 136 Dock St., Annapolis (410) 268-7278 • www.dockSt.bar.net

Galway Bay 63 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-8333 • www.galwaybaymd.com

Killarney House 584 West Central Ave., Davidsonville (410) 798-8700 • www.killarneyhousepub.com


The Brass Tap Westfield Annapolis Mall, Annapolis 833-901-BEER • www.brasstapbeerbar.com/Annapolis

Harry Browne’s 66 State Circle, Annapolis (410) 263-4332 • www.harrybrownes.com

Castle Bay Irish Pub 193A Main St., Annapolis (410) 626-01 • www.castlebayirishpub.com

Forward Brewing 418 Fourth St., Annapolis

SOUTHERN Riverbay Roadhouse Inc. 1374 Cape St. Claire Rd., Annapolis (410) 757-2919 • www.riverbayroadhouse.com

Soul Annapolis 509 S. Cherry Grove, Annapolis Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern 107 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis

Always Ice Cream Company 116 Annapolis St., Annapolis

(410) 571-5073 • www.annapolissmokehouse.com

Guinness Open Gate Brewery 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe

Sports & Social Maryland 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

Boatyard Bar & Grill 400 Fourth St., Annapolis (410) 216-6206 • www.boatyardbarandgrill.com

Chart House 300 Second St., Annapolis (410) 268-7166 • www.chart-house. com/locations/annapolis

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls 188 Main St., Annapolis (410) 280-2254 • www.masonslobster.com

O’Brien’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern 113 Main St., Annapolis (410) 268-6288 • www.obriensoysterbar.com

O’Learys Seafood Restaurant 310 Third St., Annapolis

1-855-5MD-LIVE • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/sports-and-social

STEAKHOUSE (410) 263-1617 • www.lewnessteakhouse.com

The Prime Rib 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (443) 445-2929 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/the-prime-rib

Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse & Dolce Bar 1905 Towne Center Blvd, Annapolis (443) 764-9110 • www.tuscanprime.com

Rodizio Grill 1079 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis (410) 849-4444 • www.rodiziogrill.com/annapolis

Ruth’s Chris 301 Severn Ave., Annapolis

Sailor Oyster Bar 196 West St., Annapolis

(410) 990-0033 • www.ruthschris.com/ restaurant-locations/annapolis

(410) 571-5449 • www.sailoroysterbar.com

SWEETS & ICE CREAM

Grapes Wine Bar 1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis

(443) 775-5297 • www.alwaysicecreamcompany.com

Dangerously Delicious Pies 214 West St., Annapolis (410) 990-0743 • www.dangerouspiesannapolis.com

VEGETARIAN Rutabaga 116 Annapolis St., Annapolis (410) 267-0261 • www.rutabagajuicery.com

Lewnes’ Steak House 401 4th St., Annapolis

(410) 263-0884 • www.olearysseafood.com/home

SMALL PLATES

Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream 128 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-2601 • www.kilwins.com/ stores/kilwins-annapolis

SPORTS BAR

SEAFOOD

(443) 445-2929 • www.maryland.livecasinohotel. com/dine-and-drink/luckies

(410) 267-6191 • www.soulannapolis.com

(443) 221-7277 • www.forwardeastport.com

(443) 575-6893 • www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com

Luckies 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover

Annapolis Ice Cream Company 196 Main St., Annapolis (443) 714-8674 • www.annapolisicecream.com

(410) 571-5378 • www.grapeswinebarannapolis.com

Preserve 164 Main St., Annapolis (443) 598-6920 • www.preserve-eats.com

WINE BAR Grapes Wine Bar 1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis (410) 571-5378 • www.grapeswinebarannapolis.com

Red Red Wine Bar 189 B Main St., Annapolis (410) 990-1144 • www.redredwinebar.com

VIN 909 Winecafé 909 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis (410) 990-1846 • www.vin909.com

Smashing Grapes Kitchen & Wine Bar 177 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis (410) 721-3613 • www.www.smashinggrapes.com

Smashing Grapes Kitchen & Wine Bar Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Gambrills (410) 721-3613 • https://www.smashinggrapes.com

Level Small Plates Lounge 69 West St., Annapolis (410) 268-0003 • www.www.LevelAnnapolis.com

Level Small Plates Lounge 69 West St., Annapolis (410) 268-0003 • www.LevelAnnapolis.com

ST A Y I N T H E OF ANNAPOLIS

Flag House Inn

Charming 1879 B&B, 6 Rooms.... Breakfast and parking on-site included... downtown location across from USNA and 2 blocks from City Dock...

flaghouseinn.com 410-280-2721


BOATING PROVISIONS

FEATURED PARTNERS: DOCK BARS

Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies 116 Legion Ave., Annapolis

Boatyard Bar & Grill (Spa Creek) 400 4th St., Annapolis

West Marine 113 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis

(410) 263-4880 • www.baconsails.com

(410) 216-6206 • www.boatyardbarandgrill.com

(410) 268-0129 • www.westmarine.com

Cantler’s Riverside Inn (Mill Creek) 458 Forest Beach Rd., Annapolis

West Marine (Tracey’s Landing) 389 Deale Rd., Tracey’s Landing

(410) 757-1311 • www.cantlers.com

(301) 889-0004 • www.westmarine.com

Davis’ Pub (Back Creek) 400 Chester Ave., Annapolis

West Marine (Glen Burnie) 595 E Ordnance Rd., Glen Burnie

(410) 268-7432 • www.davispub.com

(443) 572-0814 • www.westmarine.com

Pusser’s Caribbean Grille (Ego Alley) 80 Compomise St., Annapolis

West Marine (Edgewater) 3257 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater

(410) 626-0004 • www.pussersannapolis.com

(410) 956-8920 • www.westmarine.com

Dock St. Bar & Grill (Ego Alley) 136 Dock St., Annapolis

K&B True Value 912 Forest Dr., Annapolis

(410) 268-7278 • www.dockSt.bar.net

(410) 268-3939 • www.kbtruevalue.com

Donnelly’s Dockside (Deep Creek, Magothy River) 1050 Deep Creek Ave., Arnold

Steven’s Battery Warehouse (Annapolis) 1900 Forest Dr., Annapolis

(410) 757-4045 • www.donnellysdockside.com

Steven’s Battery Warehouse (Pasadena) 8220 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena

The Point Crabhouse (Mill Creek) 700 Mill Creek Rd., Arnold (410) 544-5448 • www.thepointcrabhouse.com

Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar (Rockhold Creek) 6158 Drum Point Rd., Deale (410) 867-7110 • www.skipperspier.com

(410) 267-0799 • www.stevensbattery.com

(410) 544-2441 • www.stevensbattery.com

Weems & Plath 214 Eastern Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-6700 • www.weems-plath.com

Pasadena Boat Works 4425 Moutain Rd., Pasadena

The Boathouse at Anchored Inn (Rockhold Creek) 604 Cabana Blvd., Deale

(443) 858-2400 • www.pasadenaboatworks.com

(410) 867-9668 • www.theboathousedeale.com

(410) 867-1447 • www.tristatemarine.com

The Pier Waterfront Bar & Grille (South River) 48 South River Rd., Edgewater

Tri-State Marine 5861 Deale Churchton Rd., Deale Cobe Marine 8936 Fort Smallwood Rd., Pasadena

(443) 837-6057 • www.thepierwaterfrontbarandgrill.com (410) 255-9488 • www.cobemarine.com

Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar (West River) 4817 Riverside Dr., Galesville (410) 867-2300 • www.piratescovemd.com

Stan & Joe’s Riverside (West River) 4851 Riverside Dr., Galesville (410) 867-7200 • www.snjriverside.com

Rams Head Dockside (Furnace Creek) 1702 Furnace Dr., Glen Burnie (410) 590-2280 • www.ramsheaddockside.com

Point Pleasant Beach Bar (Furnace Creek) 1750 Marley Ave., Glen Burnie (410) 553-0600 • www.facebook. com/pointpleasantbeachbar

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onsidering the fact that Annapolis is known as America’s sailing capital, it should come as no surprise that the boating provisions and sundries in Anne Arundel County are plentiful. With marinas to fit all tastes and budgets, supply stores to restock, and dock bars to take a load off, you’ll find it all on the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay.

Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Boating Center 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover (410) 304-6123 • www.bassproboatingcenters.com

Electronic Marine Annapolis 7330 Edgewood Rd., Bldg 4, Annapolis (410) 268-8101 • www.electronicmarine.com

MARINAS Annapolis City Marina 410 Severn Ave., Annapolis (410) 268-0660 • www.annapoliscitymarina.com

Port Annapolis Marina 7074 Bembe Beach Rd., Annapolis (410) 269-1990 • www.portannapolis.com

Mike’s Crab House North (Rock Creek) 1402 Colony Rd., Pasadena

Chesapeake Harbour Marina 2030 Chesapeake Harbour Dr., Annapolis

(410) 255-7946 • www.mikesnorth.com

(410) 268-1969 • www.trident-marine.com/ marinas/chesapeake-harbour-marina

Mike’s Crab House (South River) 3030 Riva Rd., Riva (410) 956-2784 • www.mikescrabhouse.com

MARINE SUPPLY STORES Fawcett Boat Supplies 919 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis (410) 267-8681 • www.fawcettboat.com

Whitehall Marina 1656 Homewood Landing Rd., Annapolis (410) 757-4819 • www.whitehallannapolis.com

Olde Towne Marina 1 Shipwright St., Annapolis (410) 263-9277 • www.otmarina.com


South Annapolis Yacht Centre 750 Boucher Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-1643 • www.southannapolisyachtcentre.com

Horn Point Harbor Marina 105 Eastern Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-0550 • www.hornpointharbor.com

Bert Jabin Yacht Yard 7310 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis (410) 268-9967 • www.bjyy.com

The Marina at Nautilus Point 655 Americana Dr., Annapolis (443) 870-5222 • www.marinaatnautiluspoint.com

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ariana Perez

COVER PHOTO David Sites • @motoxdms

Bob Peterson

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS Chelsea Harrison

Danie Photography

Eastport Yacht Center 726 Second St., Annapolis

Drawn to the Image

(410) 280-9988 • www.eastportyachtcenter.com

Jarvin Photography Jennifer Chase

Annapolis Town Dock (Oasis Marinas) 110 Compromise St., Annapolis

Jeff B. Voight Aerial Photography

(410) 216-0347 • www.annapolistowndock.com

Julien Jacques

Ferry Point Marina 700 Mill Creek Rd., Arnold (410) 544-6368 • www.atlanticmarinasmd. comferry-point-marina

Lindsay Bolin Lowery Mary-Ryan Newkirk Rhiannon Gelston Scott McBride Steve Adams

LJ Urie Photography

Susan Moynihan

Luke Thompson

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Visuals by Marcus A. Aubrey Bodine

Mike Ogar

Shipwright Harbor Marina 6047 Herring Bay Rd., Deale (410) 867-7686 • www.shipwrightharbor.com

Turkey Point Marina & Yacht Club 1197 Turkey Point Rd., Edgewater (410) 798-1369 • www.turkeypointmarina.com

Pier 7 Marina 48 South River Rd., Edgewater (410) 956-2288 • www.piersevenmarina.com

Anchor Yacht Basin 1048 Turkey Point Rd., Edgewater (410) 798-1431 • www.anchoryachtbasin.com

Holiday Point Marina 3774 Beach Dr., Edgewater

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(301) 261-4282 • www.holidaypointmarina.com

Oak Grove Marina 2820 Solomon’s Island Rd., Edgewater (410) 266-6696 • www.boatoakgrove.com

South River Marina 1061 Turkey Point Rd., Edgewater (410) 798-1717 • www.southrivermarina.com

Holiday Hill Marina 3922 Calawasse Rd., Edgewater (443) 871-3909 • www.holidayhillmarina.com

Rhode River Marina 3932 Germantown Rd., Edgewater (410) 798-1658 • www.rhoderivermarina.net

Hartge Yacht Harbor 4883 Church Ln., Galesville (443) 607-6306 • www.hartgeyachtharbor.com

Nabbs Creek Marina & Yacht Yard 864 Nabbs Creek Rd., Glen Burnie (410) 892-1554 • www.trident-marine.com/ marinasnabbs-creek-marina-yacht-yard

Magothy Marina 487 New York Ave., Pasadena (410) 360-2500 • www.atlanticmarinasmd. com/magothy-marina

Herrington Harbour North 389 Deale Rd., Tracey’s Landing

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