You and your family can see the most historic houses in Maryland’s capital city by taking a free walking self-guided tour in Annapolis’ Historic District.
Part 1 will discuss the first 6 of 12 homes. Before you take the tour, pick up a map at the Annapolis Visitors Center on 26 West Street, which is open daily 9-5.
Charles Carroll House
107 Duke of Gloucester Street
Built in the 1720s, the graceful house underwent expansions in the 1770s, 1790s and 1850s. The only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles
Carroll of Carrollton, was born in the home in 1737, and it was his residence until 1821.
110 State Circle
In 1868, Maryland purchased land to build a governor’s mansion. Built in 1870 using French Empire architecture, the structure was remodeled in 1936 as a five-part Georgian Colonial.
Jonas Green House
124 Charles Street
Constructed in the 1740s, the gambrel-roof structure was the residence of Jonas Green, the publisher of the Maryland Gazette. His descendants remain the home’s owners.
163 Duke of Gloucester Street
Two local African-American families were the owners of the house for 150 years. John Maynard purchased the house in 1847, and he and his family became the first occupants.
18 Pinkney Street
Built around 1715, the Shiplap House was likely built by owner Edward Smith, who was a sawyer and the proprietor of a tavern in the home.
138 Conduit Street
A rare remaining example in Annapolis of Queen Anne architecture, the pattern book dwelling was constructed for Charles Zimmerman, who was a leader of the Naval Academy band and the composer of the U.S. Navy’s immortal theme song, Anchors Aweigh.
Part 2 will cover six more historic Annapolis houses.
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