African American Experience in Annapolis Tour

Mar 04 to Dec 30
From: 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
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African American Experience in Annapolis Tour

Colonial Tours of Annapolis is offering its new “African American Experience in Annapolis” walking tour every Sunday.Discover what life was like for all classes of African Americans in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Maryland from the colony’s founding in 1632 until the present day. Annapolis native William Ridgley will step out of Colonial character on occasion to share his own personal experiences and observations as an African American growing up in Annapolis. Tradesmen, scientists, mathematicians were among the African Americans who arrived in the Maryland Colony in the 1600s. Others came as indentured servants or slaves. In his tour, Ridgley will discuss how each of the groups experienced Annapolis and Anne Arundel County in a different way. The tour also shares Annapolis links to Frederick Douglass. Exterior stops along the two-hour tour include: Banneker-Douglass Museum, Maynard Burgess House, William Butler House, Historic Annapolis Museum, Kunta Kinte Memorial and story wall, sites along Fleet and East Streets, Chase-Lloyd House, Hammond-Harwood House and the Thurgood Marshall Memorial.

This Event is Brought to You By Colonial Tours of Annapolis

Whether making a day trip to Annapolis, vacationing in the area, or living here, a walking tour of Annapolis is the best way to really experience the people and places from over 200 years ago. Annapolis played a key role in gaining our independence and forming the country we know today. We hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city, and take a walking tour through history with us. All public tours leave from the Annapolis Visitors Center, located at 26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (phone number 410-280-0445). They are offered on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from April to October. November, December, and March, public tours are limited to Saturdays only at 1:30 pm. January and February Tours are available anytime by appointment. Special tours and group rates are also available by calling 410-923-2922 for an appointment.