The 5 Best Things to Do in Annapolis, MD

Are you planning a trip to the Maryland Eastern Shore? Be sure to select the best accommodations possible and stay at Inn at Huntingfield Creek. On your way in, make a stop at the gorgeous city of Annapolis. Or, take a day trip to the city during your stay at our bed and breakfast. Whichever you choose, you’ll find that there are a plethora of things to do in Annapolis, MD

As you continue to plan your trip to the Maryland Eastern Shore, don’t forget to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains information on the best attractions in the area and is a great time-saving tool! 

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All About the Best Things to Do in Annapolis, MD

Annapolis, Maryland, sits along the picturesque Chesapeake Bay. Being that it’s the state’s capital, this city is full of life and history. You’ll find that there’s plenty of things to do in Annapolis, MD, when you visit. 

1.  Visit the United States Naval Academy Museum

The United States Naval Academy Museum is an Annapolis maritime museum that welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually from all over the world. As you make your way through the Annapolis Naval Academy, you can follow the story of the United States Navy from its birth during the Revolutionary War to today’s modern fleet. Learn how Naval Academy graduates have led our nation’s armed forces in times of war, explored remote areas of the globe, advanced our scientific knowledge, and more!

2. Admire the Beauty of the Maryland State House

The Maryland State House is the oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating all the way back to 1772. Also, it’s the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capital. To make the most out of your visit, self-guided tour information is available to help you understand the house’s vibrant and historical past.

3. Explore the William Paca House and Garden

This gorgeous, five-part Georgian mansion was built in the 1760s by William Paca, one of Maryland’s four Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the state’s third Governor. Today, it’s recognized as one of the finest 18th-century homes in the country and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Guided tours are available of the William Paca House and feature period furnishings and paintings, as well as the inner workings of an upper-class household in colonial and revolutionary Annapolis.

4. Check out the Banneker-Douglass Museum

As the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to promote African American history and culture. They accomplish this through exhibitions, programs, and projects to improve the understanding and appreciation of America’s rich cultural diversity for all.

5. Discover the Annapolis City Dock

Take a stroll down Main Street and head to City Dock. Here you’ll find an array of unique, locally-owned boutiques and specialty gift shops tucked in between art galleries, pubs, and restaurants. Then, admire the beauty of the Annapolis harbor and watch the boats parade through Ego Alley. Annapolis is the sailing capital of the world, so you’re sure to see an impressive show of ships.  

Reside at Inn at Huntingfield Creek

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After a day enjoying the best things to do in Annapolis, MD, rest your head at our luxurious bed and breakfast, Inn at Huntingfield Creek. With five handsomely appointed guest rooms in the gracious Manor House and seven fully-furnished private cottages, guests of our inn have a variety of prime accommodations to choose from. The concept of casual elegance is embodied throughout our lodging and the entire inn, lending to its welcoming and relaxed vibe. We’d love to host you on your expedition to the Maryland Eastern Shore. Check our availability and start planning your trip today! 

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