What is it?
A compact museum that chronicles the city's past and displays quirky and obscure pieces of history among the conventional ones to visualize it.Why should you go?
To get an overview of Annapolis's history from its foundation in the 1600s to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The extensive timeline is spread across three chronological exhibits on three floors of the 18th-century red-brick building and illustrated with period-related exhibits, mundane and extraordinary. Spot the giant wooden acorn that topped the Maryland State House since 1788 and was removed in 1996, a Pulitzer prize in special citations and awards won by the local Capital Gazette newspaper, and kitchen appliances for dealing with Chesapeake oysters like molded oyster plates. Take this self-guided audio tour
to learn about noteworthy locations mentioned in the Museum's introductory film as you walk the surrounding Annapolis's historic district.Perfect for
Families, couples, history buffs