Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 04 to Jul 04
From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Fourth of July Celebration

Come celebrate the birth of our nation with one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. William Paca and several other important Annapolitans, portrayed by the Annapolis Living Historians, will welcome you into the Paca's home as they discuss “current” events during that momentous year of our nation’s birth, 1776. After touring the house, the entire family can enjoy some patriotic crafts and explore Mr. Paca’s 2-acre pleasure garden.

After visiting with the Pacas and Annapolis’s elite upper class, stroll on over to Hogshead.  More costumed reenactors will be there to tell the story of the working class of Annapolis. Learn about the lives of colonial craftspeople and how they contributed to the Revolution with their skilled labor and patriotism.

Registration not required.

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.