Nestled between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, sits Maryland’s state capital, historic Annapolis. It is located on the Severn River, just 2 miles from the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay. This historic and quaint city was settled by the Puritan exiles in 1649.
The name Annapolis was given to Maryland’s capital city in 1694 to honor Princess Anne an heir to the British throne. In 1702 she became Queen of England.
Annapolis was an important part in the American history. In 1783 Congress met in Annapolis. Also in 1783, Annapolis was where George Washington resigned his command of the Continental Army six years before becoming the first President of the United States of America. It is also where the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1784, a treaty that ended the American Revolution.
In 1772 the Maryland State House was built right in the center of Annapolis. This is the oldest state house being continuously used for legislative purposes. When visiting Annapolis, you can tour the old senate chambers and be a part of history as you stand where these historical events actually took place.
In 1845 Annapolis became the home of the United States Naval Academy. This is a 4-ear coeducational federal service academy with an education designed to prepare their students to become professional officers of the US Navy and Marine Corps.
Anne Arundel Medical Center, located minutes from downtown Annapolis was established in 1902. It is a highly recognized medical facility for high-tech medical services and personalized patient care.
In addition to the rich history of Annapolis, a great Medical Center and quaint shops downtown, the city is located next to the Chesapeake Bay, in Anne Arundel County with 500 miles of shoreline, making it a top tourist attraction city. Annapolis is popular for hosting the largest sailing and powerboat shows in the country.
There are many exciting events going on year round in Annapolis. Please check back to this web site often for more information on fun events to visit in Annapolis. For an amazing lodging experience when planning a trip to Annapolis call or contact Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis at 1-877-330-0057.