Cap your Annapolis visit by taking a colonial tour with a knowledgeable guide. Colonial Tours of Annapolis offers fascinating walking tours of the city’s historic district, Maryland’s foremost colonial site. Led by guides dressed in period clothing, you will travel back in time to the era of America’s founding fathers. You may know that Annapolis is Maryland’s capital, but did you know it was the Colonial Capital of the United States from 1783 to 1784?
Historic Walking Tour
This is the most popular offered by Colonial Tours, lasting around 1 3/4 hours and a mile walk through the Historic District of Annapolis. You will visit the Maryland State House, once the capital of the U.S., where General George Washington resigned his commission. When available, you’ll also tour St. Anne’s Parish, Hammond-Harwood House, Paca House and Garden, and the Annapolis City Dock as your guide discusses everyday life in colonial Maryland.
Religion in Colonial Maryland Tour
This tour will take about 2 hours. According to Colonial Tours, you will “visit many of the Annapolis sites that represent the development and growth of Christian faiths in Annapolis and Maryland during the Colonial Age. Discover how religion molded the course of Maryland history in the Colony without a God.”
The Colonial Tours of Annapolis “utilizes guides with experience and personality. [They] ensure each guide is of the highest quality, offering an enjoyable and entertaining walk through Maryland history. Your guide will be clad in period accurate clothing, will present history in a professional way, and will be able to explain what life was like during Annapolis’ Golden Age, when we were known as the Paris of America.”
Howard Buffington became an Annapolis tour guide in 1996. Gary Glossop began guiding in 2006, first as a docent at Hammond-Harwood House and then leading Annapolis walking tours. They also offer private tours of Annapolis by appointment.
A B&B Near the Annapolis Visitors Center
The Annapolis Visitors Center, where the Colonial Tours of Annapolis begin, is a little more than half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a n located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your bed & breakfast room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.