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Historic Annapolis’ inspiring Revolutionary Annapolis Walking Tour is returning for one day only on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Attendees will learn all about local citizen William Paca’s compelling life story during the American Revolution. They will discover how a rising youthful lawyer became a rebel, revolutionary, Declaration of Independence signer, and Maryland’s Governor. Beginning at the Paca House and Garden and ending at the Maryland State House, the guided walking tour will be 90 minutes long with stops at 12 historic sites.

Paca’s Service

Born in 1740, William Paca befriended fellow young Annapolis lawyer and political colleague, Samuel Chase, when Americans began protesting British rule. Paca and Chase led Maryland’s opposition to the 1765 British Stamp Act. They later co-founded the Anne Arundel County chapter of the Sons of Liberty, a secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists.

Paca won election to the Maryland legislature in 1771, which led to his appointment to the Continental Congress in 1774. Serving until 1779 after reelection, he subsequently was appointed Chief Justice of Maryland. In 1780, he began serving as a federal judge on the Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture. Two years later, Paca won the election for the governorship of Maryland. On December 22, 1789, President George Washington appointed Paca to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, serving until his death in 1799.

Revolutionary Walking Tour Details

Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Times: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 (Reservations are required)

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William Paca House and Garden

A National Historic Landmark, The William Paca House and Garden were restored to its colonial-era splendor by Historic Annapolis (“HA”).  HA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of historic sites and buildings in Annapolis. William Paca’s breathtaking home is available for guided tours for individuals and groups. 40-minute tours are scheduled hourly and include two floors of the 18th-century Georgian mansion. Visitors will stroll through the parlor, kitchen, grand foyer and many bedrooms, acquiring an authentic feeling of how it was like to be a member of aristocratic Annapolis society in the 1700s.

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Your Inn Near the Paca House and Garden

The Paca House and Garden is less than a quarter of a mile 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 throughout the year.

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