Annapolis: Walking through the History of America’s Sailing Capital

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 miles
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Duration 1h 30m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Admire the iconic waterfront views of Maryland's capital on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Find out why Annapolis has its nautical reputation and see the elegant midshipmen
  • Learn about the State House where George Washington famously resigned in 1783
  • Discover Annapolis’s must-see government building, universities and quaint mansions
  • Explore the cityscape, waterscape and history of Annapolis with in-app audio tour
Welcome to Annapolis, a compact and lovely yet historically significant city! This tour will guide you around its downtown to narrate the past of Maryland's waterside capital. The tour starts at the historic St. Anne's Cemetery to introduce the notable locals buried there from the late 1600s. Next, you will pass by the Banneker-Douglass Museum to get inspired by the success stories of a famous writer and a great scientist, both African-American Marylanders of the slave origins. A few steps from there, you will see the majestic Maryland State House that was the only one to briefly serve as the Capitol of the United States. Be surprised that the four Declaration of Independence signers founded the local St. John's College, a hotspot for outstanding teaching practices since the 17th century. The tour will walk you past many red brick 18th century houses, including the William Paca House built by the namesake Declaration of Independence signer. Later on, you will meet the US Naval Academy graduates who left a mark on history, and learn about their life and training at this world-renowned naval school. To enjoy the waterfront, you will walk the scenic Ego Valley dockside lined with posh boats and yachts. Finally, you will get a chance to explore the Museum of Historic Annapolis that celebrates the city's history and people who built it. Join the tour and experience the coastal charm and colonial architecture of Annapolis's historic district!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones — you should bring yours
  • Entrance tickets to attractions and museums — you can visit them on your own
  • Food and drinks - purchased on your own at will
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
St. Anne's Cemetery
Northwest Street
Museum of Historic Annapolis
Main Street, 99
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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