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You and your loved ones can kick off the festivities with Historic Annapolis (HA) at their annual. HA will host the event at the William Paca House and Hogshead, where the foundation will organize various activities to celebrate the coming holidays with a dash of history. Re-enactors in colonial garb will be true to period at the William Paca House, where sweets, music, and games will bring enjoyment to merrymakers. At Hogshead, famed Maryland confectioner Heritage Chocolates will provide tastings of their delicious craft. Attendees will certainly have a feast for their taste buds while a fiddler plays holiday music, bringing good cheer to all.

William Paca House and Garden

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971, The William Paca House and Garden is located in the historic district of Annapolis. The grounds are two acres of serene beauty that was restored to its original grandeur by using archaeology and the backdrop of a 1772 painting of William Paca by Charles Wilson Peale. Paca served three terms as Maryland’s Governor and became one of our country’s founding fathers by signing the Declaration of Independence. Although there were many others, Paca’s is the only colonial garden in Annapolis that underwent a process of restoration of such extent. Administered by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, it is open to the public.

Hogshead (Artisan’s House)

Hogshead was first named Artisan’s House, a 1 and 1/2 story frame structure built upon a brick foundation in Annapolis. Used by American soldiers as barracks during the Revolutionary War, the house became also known as “Hogshead.” Listed in 1973 by the National Register of Historic Places, Hogshead is considered a very important feature of the Colonial Annapolis Historic District. The Historic Annapolis Foundation owns the property, and the organization operates the premises as an 18th-century period historic house museum with re-enactors of the Colonial period.

Event Details

Date: December 17, 2016

Cost: $10 General Admission

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street

For more information and reservations: http://www.annapolis.org/media/48-156-holiday-open-house-william-paca-house

A B&B Near the Holiday Open House

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 bed & breakfast room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family during the holidays and throughout the year.

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