Brice House Hard Hat Tour

Aug 18 to Nov 24
From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Brice House Hard Hat Tour

Have you ever wondered what preservation in progress really looks like? Take a peek behind the scaffolding at the James Brice House, where a major preservation effort is underway to restore the house to its 18th century grandeur. Join this public tour to peer beyond the sawdust and learn about the people who built the house, lived and worked in it, and the craftsmen restoring it today.

Cost: $18 General Admission - Reservations required.

A Few Precautions, as the James Brice House is an Active Construction Area:
•Hard hats will be provided and must be worn at all times.
•Visitors must wear closed toed shoes—no sandals. 
•Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult (on a 1:1 ratio).
•This tour is not appropriate for children.
•No baby carriers or strollers are allowed.
•No dogs allowed.
•The tour will be both indoors and outdoors. The house will have limited heat, so please dress appropriately for your own comfort.
•There are no public restrooms available.
•Please contact us if you have any mobility issues as parts of the tour may be difficult to access.


This Event is Brought to You By William Paca House and Garden

The William Paca House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark, restored to its colonial-era splendor by Historic Annapolis, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Annapolis. Take some time to experience the 18th century life of lawyer, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Paca, as you browse through his breathtaking home. The House is open for docent-led tours for individuals and groups. Tours take place hourly on the half-hour, last approximately 40 minutes, and encompass two floors of 18th-century history. Walk through the parlor, kitchen, grand foyer and many bedrooms, getting a true sense of what it was like to be a part of the high-society of Annapolis during the 1700s. You can take a self-paced tour of the garden at any time during open hours. After a tour, visit the gift shop and pick up some souvenirs to remember this unique experience. The house and garden can also be rented out by those seeking an historic setting for events such as weddings, meetings, and reunions.