en.infoglobe.cz » USA, Maryland – Annapolis

USA, Maryland – Annapolis

Published: 1.1.2021
Today's end of the working week is spent at Chesapeake Bay. We will visit a beautiful historic city with a magnificent view of the ocean. Annapolis is the capital of the state of Maryland, so it is home to some of the best museums and historic sites.

The most interesting places are certainly the Naval Academy of the United States of America, the associated Academy of Naval Museum and the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

First we start with a walk around the historic center. Annapolis is one of the oldest cities in the United States, and was even once the capital of the United States. This fact alone suggests that in Annapolis you can look forward to a number of historic buildings and places such as William Paca House, the church of St. Anny or Maryland State House. We also recommend guided tours. Some focus on specific topics such as the history of African Americans, others on architecture or the period of the US.

Maryland State House

The Naval Museum was founded in the mid-19th century and honors the long tradition of the US Navy and Marines. Notable exhibits include, for example, historical models of ships, which were always built at the same time as their real counterparts. The oldest models date from the end of the 17th century and boast incredible details. Other exhibits include various personal artifacts such as medals, uniforms or various tools used on ships.

William Paca House

We mentioned William Paca House a little above. It is colonial in style and was built in the early second half of the 18th century for the wealthy planter William Pac, who was a signatory to the Declaration of Independence. In the past, the house had to undergo extensive reconstruction, thanks to which it is today, together with the adjacent gardens, one of the most popular monuments in the city. The gardens cover an area of approximately 2 hectares. There are planted plants that grew here in the 18th century. There is also a space reserved for medicinal herbs or various ponds and fountains.

Paca House Garden

Maryland State House, the former central government building of the United States, has a different atmosphere. It was completed in 1779. Today, it is one of the longest-running legislative buildings in the United States. Its dome is made of wood and was completed in the late 18th century. It is the largest and oldest wooden dome in the United States. The Continental Congress sat in this building, and it was here that George Washington resigned from his role as commander of the Continental Army, which was fighting the British Empire for US independence, thus officially ending the War of Independence.

Maryland State House

Now we go to the Episcopal Church of St. Anna. The original church was built here at the beginning of the 18th century, however, in the second half of the 18th century it was replaced by a larger church for the needs of a growing congregation. After a great fire in the 19th century, today's church was built here, which is built in the neo-Romanesque style.

GPS: 38°58'47.9"N 76°29'13.3"W


Text: Maxim Kucer

Photos: Wikipedia.org: Diiscool, Martin Falbisoner, Irteagle102704, Pubdog, Pubdog (2)

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

USA: Maryland – The Harbor Town of Baltimore
Published: 27.8.2017
After our last visit to Pennsylvania, today we travel to the neighboring state of Maryland. The state is known mostly for Camp David – the weekend residence of American presidents. Annapolis is teh state capital. The state is among ten smalles US states by area.

USA, Maryland: Annapolis – Sneak Peek Into History
Published: 8.1.2021
Even today, you will come with us to the historic city of Annapolis, Maryland.

USA, Maryland – The Most Interesting Places
Published: 15.1.2021
In today's article, we will guide you through our selection of the most interesting places that the state of Maryland has to offer. Maryland is one of the smallest states in the United States, which is also halved by the Chesapeake Bay. Located in the heart of colonial America, it is a place that has played an important role in shaping American history, including periods such as the Industrial Revolution, the penetration of the West, or space races.

USA, New York – Brooklyn and Queens – VIDEO
Published: 9.1.2018
The largest US city is not only skyscrapers, shopping and the Statue of Liberty. Borroughs around Manhattan live their own life. Moreover, people from all around the world live there. I recommend you to spend some time in the artsy Brookly or the neighboring borough of Queens. Let's us take a peak how it is like there.

USA, New York – Manhattan – VIDEO
Published: 2.1.2018
Empire State Building, dozens of other skyscapers, Broadway, Central Park, yellow cabs… Everybody must have heard about the center of New York – Manhattan. Large share of global trade has center here as well as culture, diplomacy, media and fashion. New York is by population the largest city in the US and one of the largest cities in the world. Let's see its streets for ourselves.

USA, New York: 5 Places You Should Visit
Published: 14.6.2020
New York is a city that is on the travel list of many people. No wonder, it is full of historical monuments and dozens of interesting places. Do you want to visit New York and make a plan, what do you want to see? In that case, don't forget these 5 places.

Related Photogallery

USA, New York – The Most American of American Cities
New York is a living personification of the United States. It features busy streets, shiny neons,...

Related Videos

USA, New York – Brooklyn and Queens
New York is not only the famous Manhattan. Near from it there is Brooklyn, the most popular distr...

USA, New York – Manhattan
So, what do you think of when you hear Manhattan? Skyscrapers, Central Park, Broadway, typical ye...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:tuesday 28. 6. 2022
tuesday 28.6.
19 °C
wednesday 29.6.
20 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.