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Annapolis, MD

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Annapolis Attractions

It’s safe to say that Annapolis has something for everyone. From kids activities to spa treatments to teen programs, your family will never run out of things to do. You’ll soon find that Chesapeake Bay travel is ideal for families, offering proximity to the waterfront, museums, sporting events and more.

For many of our visitors, the United States Naval Academy tops the don’t miss it list. You can join a guided tour of the campus or stroll around on your own. And if American history is your thing, we recommend History Quest at the Annapolis History Center just be sure to make reservations ahead of time. (Our concierge can help you with that!)

For those who are old enough to remember the book Roots by the writer Alex Haley, the African-American Heritage Tour and its Kunta Kinte Memorial is sure to be of interest. (Even the youngsters who never saw the mini-series or heard of the book will find this historic walking tour fascinating.)

And speaking of the kids, there’s all kinds of things for youngsters to do in Annapolis, including the Chesapeake Bay Children’s Museum, the Pirate Adventure boat tour or the nearby Six Flags Great Adventure theme park.

For more information on any of our Annapolis attractions, don’t hesitate to speak with our concierge. Then just kick back, relax, enjoy your Annapolis vacation, and let Loews Annapolis take care of the rest.

Historical Attractions and National Landmarks

The Maryland State House
91 State Circle
The oldest legislative house still in use, The Maryland State House is where George Washington delivered his resignation speech as Commander of the Revolutionary Army. Relive a moment in history at this national landmark and popular Annapolis tourist attraction.
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United States Naval Academy
52 King George Street
Established in 1845 on the banks of the Severn River, this former army fort is the premier college for men and women who want a career serving their country in the U.S. Navy. Learn about the Academy’s history through a guided tour or take a walk on your own around the campus at this attraction in Annapolis.
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St. John’s College
60 College Avenue
Discover the college known as the Great Books College, where students read over 130 books during their four-year study.
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History Quest
99 Main Street
410-268-7601 ext. 107
Also known as the new Annapolis History Center, this historic building brings you through time to discover the city’s past. The Center offers guided audio tours of Annapolis during Revolutionary times and includes stops at four houses—the William Paca House, Chase-Lloyd House, Peggy Stewart House, and the Charles Carroll House. Reservations for this Annapolis walking tour are required.
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Haunted Ghost Tour
Take a walk through the streets of Annapolis after sunset, and discover what lies in the darkness. Learn about the haunted streets and places around the city—perhaps you’ll see a ghost or two during your Annapolis sightseeing.
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African-American Heritage Tour
99 Main Street
410-268-7601 ext. 100
Learn about the fascinating African-American history of Annapolis. Visit the key historic Annapolis sightseeing, including Thurgood Marshall Memorial, Kunta Kinte Memorial, and the Matthew Henson Memorial plaque inside Maryland State House. Reservations for this Annapolis walking tour are strongly recommended.
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Children Friendly Activities

Bring the little ones along on a trip they won’t soon forget. Let them explore their artistic side at the Chesapeake Bay Children’s Museum, or set sail on the Pirate Adventure boat tour. Cool off at the Arundel Swim Center—or if you’re looking for a thrill ride, visit Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. 

Seasonal Delights

  • Spring and summer are filled with Annapolis travel adventures on Chesapeake Bay, garden tours, historical walks, and scenic outdoor excursions.
  • Annapolis in the fall is cozy and charming, with colorful foliage, fairs, festivals, Navy football and U.S. boat shows.
  • Winter is magical, with the glittering shops of the Holiday Stroll, the Eastport Yacht Club's Lights Parade, First Night Annapolis live arts performances and the Annapolis Mardi Gras. 
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