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Annapolis: An American Story

Annapolis: An American Story is now open!

Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Winter Hours: 
Friday - Monday: 10 am - 4 pm


Hotbed of the Revolution!  

Catalyst for Civil Rights!  

Home of the U.S. Naval Academy!  

Heart of the Chesapeake! 

Annapolis is all these things - and more. Visit the Historic Annapolis Museum and explore three floors of exhibitions and stories in our historic building at 99 Main Street. Annapolis: An American Story is the perfect first stop where you can begin your discovery of Annapolis, A Museum Without Walls™.

Annapolis-An-American-Story-Logo-final-01Annapolis: An American Story shares dramatic stories of Annapolis and its diverse people – revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice – who helped to shape our American story across more than 450 years.

An inspiring film, colorful exhibits, and an amazing collection of objects provide a fun learning experience, spark visitor interests, and share more information about our 11 partner sites, all located within a short walk from the museum: the William Paca House and Garden, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Maryland State House, the Hammond-Hardwood House, the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, the James Brice House, Hogshead, and the historic Waterfront Warehouse. 

There is so much to see and do – you will want to return again and again to experience it all! 

The exhibition is located at the Historic Annapolis Museum, which is conveniently located near City Dock in the downtown Colonial Annapolis Historic District. It is just steps away from a variety of restaurants and shops, and other interesting sites and museums.


Plan Your Visit

Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Winter Hours: 
Friday - Monday: 10 am - 4 pm

Admission Fees:
General Admission: $10
Children (6-17): $5
Historic Annapolis Members: Free
Children 5 and under: Free
Family Admission (2 adults, 2+ children): $25


The Museum of Historic Annapolis is fully accessible, with an elevator.

Partner Sites

Throughout the exhibition, you'll find stories that you may wish to explore in greater detail. Visit one of our partner sites and delve into more Annapolis history!

Annapolis Maritime Museum

Banneker-Douglass Museum

Hammond-Harwood House

Maryland State House

The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College

U.S. Naval Academy Museum

William Paca House and Garden


Waterfront Warehouse

Special Thanks

Historic Annapolis acknowledges the generous support of its Board of Trustees, individual and corporate donors, and grantors in funding the 2020 restoration of this historic building and the development and installation of the exhibition Annapolis: An American Story.

This project was made possible in part by:



This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.