As mentioned in Part 1, you can take a walking self-guided tour in the city’s Historic District and see its most historic houses. Part 2 will cover the second six of 12 houses. You can pick up a map at the Annapolis Visitors Center on 26 West Street, which is open daily from 9-5.
James Brice House
42 East Street
Between 1767 and 1773, lawyer and planter James Brice constructed this stately five-part Georgian mansion. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on April 15, 1970.
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street
Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Maryland governor, William Paca constructed this five-part Georgian mansion from 1763 to 1765. Its two-acre walled garden, which includes a two-story summer house, was restored to its original state. The property was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 11, 1971.
19 Maryland Avenue
The house is considered to have the “Most Beautiful Doorway in America.” Built in 1774 as the town home for Mathias Hammond, the structure was the last project of
William Buckland, a renowned American architect of the Colonial period. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960.
22 Maryland Avenue
Edward Lloyd IV purchased the unfinished house from Samuel Chase, an Annapolis lawyer who later signed the Declaration of Independence. Between 1769 and 1774, Lloyd completed construction. Francis Scott Key, the composer of America’s national anthem, married his youngest daughter here. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark on April 15, 1970.
Ogle Hall/Alumni House
247 King George Street
Constructed from 1739 to 1742, the structure was named after the Ogle family, who resided there between 1747 and 1815. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette were among the visitors of the house.
Charles Carroll/The Barrister House
St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue
Built in 1722, the structure is one of the oldest houses dating from the town’s Colonial Period. Formerly located on the corner of Main and Conduit Streets,
The house was moved to St. John’s College by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, which fully restored it in 2013.
For More Information: Annapolis Visitors Center
Your Inn Near the Annapolis Historic District
The 12 historic houses are near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.