Things to see and do - Annapolis
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Set on the south bank of the Severn River, Annapolis is known for its long history and its picturesque harbor, home to a pretty fleet of yachts and sailboats. The city was fouded in 1649 when Virginia Puritans established Arundel Towne along the Severn; renamed in honor of England's Queen Anne, it became the seat of colonial government in 1695. In the 18C Annapolis reigned as Maryland's premier port; today it is home to the US Naval Academy.
Tourist attractions Annapolis : Things to see and do
19 Maryland Ave.
This outstanding example of the Georgian style (1775), with its unusual bowed wings, is the work of William Buckland. One of the country's first and foremost architects, Buckland emigrated from England in 1755. A joiner by trade, Buckland had a keen ..
Midshipmen study to be officers in the US Navy and Marine Corps on a peaceful, 338-acre campus along the Severn River and College Creek. In 1850 the five-year-old Naval School became the official undergraduate college for the US Navy. More than a cen..
22 Maryland Ave.
Built for Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, this imposing three-story brick Georgian (1774, William Buckland) is best known for its breathtaking entrance hall featuring a split, cantilevered staircase and a tall Palladian win..