Historic Annapolis (HA) brings back their popular annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Just like last year, HA will host the event at the William Paca House and Hogshead, where the non-profit will provide several enjoyable activities to ring in the holiday season with Annapolis history. Re-enactors in period colonial dress will make the setting feel authentic as refreshments, games, and live music bring fun to attendees of all ages. At Hogshead, visitors will be entertained by a fiddler playing holiday music, livening up the festivities. The motto of Historic Annapolis is to “Preserve. Protect. Connect.”
William Paca House and Garden
In 1971, the William Paca House and Garden was selected as a National Historic Landmark. Located in Annapolis’ historic district, the William Paca House is one of the grandest historic homes in Annapolis, and it was restored by HA. Its beautiful garden underwent a spectacular restoration through the use of archaeology and a 1772 painting by Charles Willson Peale of William Paca. Serving three terms as Maryland’s governor, Paca signed the Declaration of Independence and became one of our country’s founding fathers. The Paca Garden is administered by the Historic Annapolis Foundation and is open to the public.
Hogshead (Artisan’s House)
First known as Artisan’s House in Annapolis, Hogshead is a one and a half story frame structure constructed on a foundation of brick and is owned and managed by the Historic Annapolis Foundation. American soldiers used the building as barracks during the Revolutionary War, and the house was eventually named “Hogshead.” It was chosen to be listed in 1973 by the National Register of Historic Places. Hogshead is one of the key landmarks within the Colonial Annapolis Historic District. The building is a historic landmark and interactive museum that provides visitors a glimpse into the lives of Annapolis locals during the 1700s. According to HA, those who enter Hogshead will be able to well imagine the lives of frontiersmen, soldiers, slaves, and indentured workers.
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Cost: $10 General Admission
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
Your Inn Near The William Paca House and Garden
The William Paca House is a very short walk away from 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.