Founding Freedoms Walking Tour
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Tour begins at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm
Take advantage of the special opportunity to combine a tour of the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence with a viewing of special printings of the very document he signed!
Your experience begins with a 45-minute tour of the William Paca House and Garden. As you walk through the restored home and elegant garden of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, your guide will share information of Paca's contributions to the revolutionary cause and share the stories of all the people who lived and labored here.
Your tour continues with a short stroll to the Maryland State House as your guide points out highlights of Annapolis history and architecture. At the Maryland State House, your guide will lead your visit to the Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents exhibition which tells the story of the formation of the United States from the patriotic ideals fought for in the Revolutionary War to the democratic principles of the Founding Generation in their creation of our government. The exhibit features rare 18th-and 19th-century printings of the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and Bill of Rights, alongside the State House's permanent display of George Washington's 1783 Resignation Speech. Your docent will also provide a guided visit to the Old Senate Chamber and the new Senate Chamber.
Cost: $20 General Admission; $10 for Children (3-17); $10 for HA Members