Maryland Day
Events 2022 -
Saturday march 26th

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Saturday, 10:00 AM – 3 PM

723 Second St

Annapolis MD, 21403 


Join us at the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) and discover the importance of the oyster to our local maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. For Maryland Day only, admission will be $1 and include access to our award-winning exhibits and hands-on activities like an oyster shell craft and building small boats to take home. Discover the unique and traditional workboats that contributed to the success of the oyster industry through a self-led scavenger hunt.


Saturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM 

84 Franklin St,
Annapolis, MD 21401

 (410) 216-6180

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass. The museum features permanent exhibits related to the accomplishments of Douglass and Banneker, as well as many others related to African American art and culture.


As the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, interpret, and promote African American history and culture (particularly in Maryland) through exhibitions, programs, and projects in order to improve the understanding and appreciating of America’s rich cultural diversity for all.

The museum includes the beautifully restored Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church. Experience a variety of changing exhibits, lectures, films, tours, performances, and educational programs.



Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

107 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401


The Charles Carroll House will have a special Maryland Day weekend exhibit to include Robert Worden’s documentary displays on the Redemptorist drownings of the summer of 1866. We will also display the St. Omer “The Carroll Odyssey” panels. Both of these exhibits will be part of self-guided tours.


Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than 5 miles of paved and natural trails. Visit our new playground!



Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM and 1PM - 3PM

1420 Cape Saint Claire Rd.

Annapolis MD 21409


Due to limited parking during rain or snow events, we are limiting visitors to fifteen cars during two visitor periods - 10:00 until Noon and 1:00 until 3:00. Admission is free - donations accepted. We will be serving free coffee and hot chocolate. The Goshen Farm House will not be open for tours but visitors can walk the property and view the many features of Goshen Farm.

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Saturday, March 26,

12 PM to 4 PM

43 Pinkney Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.267.7619

Who are the Middling-sort and what do they do? You may meet a carpenter, baker, midwife, printer, or soldiers, sharing their skills. Try your hand at hauling water or mending a shift, and learn more about the working families of colonial Annapolis. This humble house is unique to our town as you’ll see how most common folk lived.


Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD 21108

Kinder Farm Park offers picnic tables and grills located throughout the park, two large outdoor pavilions available for rental, and a large playground and tot-lot ideal for children of all ages. The park has a 2.8 mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trails.  Stop by the barn to visit the Kinder Farm animals.



Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. immediately after the Maryland Day Flag-Raising Ceremony

Experience the award winning African American historian, Janice Hayes-Williams on a walking tour of downtown Annapolis.

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Saturday, March 26​
8:30 AM- 4:30 PM


647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028
(443) 482-2200

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where the land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable planet.


SERC has we have several miles of walking/hiking trails and public access to the water for kayak launching.  You  may not launch any motorized craft from SERC’s docks; however, you may launch a non-motorized canoe or kayak to explore our water trails.  The $5 launch fee is being waived for Maryland Day weekend.  Check the website for the new COVID-19 Visitor Guide and updated trail map.


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Saturday, March 26

9:30 AM

SERC Campus

647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037

Register to join Scenic Rivers’ staff on an in-person guided hike of the conserved Contee Farm portion of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 am. Learn the history of the land and take in spectacular views. This event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Register opens on March 1st.

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Saturday, March 26,

12 PM to 4 PM

4 Pinkney Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.267.7619

Explore a rare surviving example of a small Annapolis waterfront warehouse from the 18th century. Today you’ll discover the model of our city, circa the late 18th century, featuring a birds-eye view of the historic landscape. A volunteer will be on hand to share tales of the waterfront and those who worked there.



Saturday, 10:30 AM – 2 PM

1410 West Street

Annapolis MD, 21401 


Step back in time with colonial day activities, crafts, and games for a grand celebration of Maryland Day! Activities will be held inside and outside for all ages. Create a design with paper quilling and make a quilt square or a sweet bag. Play traditional colonial games and create your own toy, such as a button whirligig, a cornhusk doll, or a bob-a-link.


Saturday, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

7101 Aviation Blvd.

Linthicum, MD, 21061


This historic gem is on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the house and property that date to the mid 1800’s The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society continues to operate the house as the only remaining example of what was once a thriving truck farming business in Northern Ann Arrundel County. Through the generous donations of descendants of the Benson and Hammond families, the rooms of the house display antique furniture and textiles of the Victorian era. The third floor of the house is a museum displaying implements of farm life in the late 19th century and rotating exhibits on the second floor give visitors an opportunity to see portions of the Society’s large collection of quilts, clothing, cooking utensils and other artifacts. The third floor also houses the Society’s large collection of antique dolls. There is a museum shop on the first floor of the house which offers a wide selection of books on local history as well as antiques and local crafts.

Come join the fun with the Ann Arundell Historical Society with a scavenger hunt and more.



Saturday, 3 PM - 4 PM

25 Silopanna Road

Annapolis MD 21403


“Tonight! Tonight! Tonight!” 

Live outdoor concert with the Clones of Funk performing music from the era of Black Pride and Protest featuring James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and others. Funding support for the concert is from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

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Saturday, 12 PM – 5 PM

19 Maryland Avenue

Annapolis, MD  21401


 ''Discover New Stories" with in-person, free tours of the new exhibition, Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis in the gallery and exhibition room. 

This exhibition will follow Peale’s Annapolis commissions chronologically with twenty-five portraits, including eight loans from institutions like Yale University Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the state of Maryland. 



Saturday, March 26,

11 AM - 4 PM

2295 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054

410) 562-3161

Enjoy tours of a historic farm home and property, including period home interiors, an arboretum, and family cemetery. 

For children and adults there will be an outdoor, Maryland history themed scavenger available all day from 11 - 4pm.



Saturday, March 26,

10 AM - 4 PM

839 Londontown Road

Edgewater MD 21037


Join us on Maryland Day weekend as we officially reopen the site for the spring! Enjoy free admission all weekend long along with hands-on activities, guided tours and much more.



Saturday, March 26,

10 AM

Susan Campbell Park,
City Dock, Annapolis

Saturday's Kick-Off Event! Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag-raising ceremony! All are welcome, free and open to the public.

Flag detail by the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes. Additional youth groups have been invited to perform. FREE.


In Person Event - 

Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM

Prince George Street Dock - adjacent to Susan Campbell Park

Cross the gangway and come aboard to learn about Maryland’s tall ship, Pride of Baltimore ll. Explore the deck and talk to her captain and crew. Learn about the history of Baltimore Clippers and Pride ll; or hear from a crew member what it is like to sail a tall ship today.



Saturday, March 26

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

26 Jones Station Road

Severna Park, MD 21146


Located along the railroad tracks, the building was erected in 1907 as a midpoint electrical substation between Baltimore and Annapolis during the railroad's conversion from steam to electric power. It later became a series of restaurants and an inn. Now the “shop” sells antiques including figurines, china, cut-glass, and silver. There are handmade soaps, knit items, quilts and blankets crafted locally as well as books.



Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403

Quiet Waters Park is situated between the South River and Harness Creek. Visitors can enjoy trails winding through forests and past grassy fields, children’s playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land. It also has an enclosed dog park.




Saturday, March 26

10:30 AM - 12PM 

90-minute tour

Walter Mills – Parole Elementary School  .,

Enter from Drew St. 


“Walk Parole – A Scavenger Hunt for History” guided tour led by former Annapolis Mayor Richard Hillman. From the ends of the Civil War to the beginning of Civil Rights, Parole has been on the forefront of African American leadership. With many changes over the years, Parole has exemplified its commitment to community, resiliency, and determination in the face of adversity, and has made great strides in response to injustice. Discover this unique residential neighborhood in Annapolis that has been the home to civil rights leaders, churches, schools and where it got its name as a Parole Camp in the Civil War. Joining the tour will also be Ward 3 Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles.



Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM 

84 Franklin St,
Annapolis, MD 21401

 (410) 216-6180

Join the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) as we present the "Harriet Tubman Women's History Month
Women of Courage " celebration. During this virtual program we will highlight the winners of the "Harriet Tubman Women's History Month Women of Courage"  video contest  and present one very deserving Marylander with the MCAAHC Harriet Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award.  


We invite all Marylander's who embody Tubman's spirit of courage and perseverance to join us for this exciting event.



Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis MD  21401



Chase Home staff and volunteers are available to discuss our history, architecture, and legacy, and in celebration of March Women's History Month, how one philanthropic woman named Hester Ann Chase Ridout donated the Chase-Lloyd House to be used as a boarding house for vulnerable women--a mission carried out for over 130 years. Visitors can peer into the grand entry hall and view the magnificent staircase in the entranceway leading up to the original Palladian window to be preserved in 2022.

CHASE HOME BAYWISE GARDEN – The Largest Privately-held Baywise Garden in Maryland.


Check out our Bay Wise Garden Practices and see what's poppin in the garden. "Frolic the Fox", Kathryn Para, will be captivating the children from her storytelling bench in the garden. Mexican Sunflower plants will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Annapolis Green will offer a compost station and Master Gardeners will be on hand for answering your garden questions. We look forward to a Day in the Chase Home Garden with you!

If you prefer to take a virtual tour, use the “Maryland Day” button on the website with films showing the history of the house and the Chase Home Baywise Gardens.

Annapolis Green will also be joining us March 26 with bags of their Secret Sauce Spring Compost for purchase.  On Saturday Master Gardener Terence Wright will be here with a composting demonstration and answering all of your composting questions!


Chesapeake Children's Museum

$1 admission,
for ages 1 and up

Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

**RESERVE a 30 min timeslot**

25 Silopanna Road

Annapolis MD 21403


Sneak a Peak to the hands-on museum for children and their families. Inside exhibits feature a child-sized stage with costumes in all sizes, a pretend medical office – with health messages for children about Covid-19, Culture Carriers – with artifacts and images from Latin America and a pretend market and home to play in, live animals – some of which can be touched with staff assistance, and a new exhibit about how people coped with the 1918 Flu epidemic. Outside in the park you can explore the nature trails, Truck Pit, and other surprises. A new exhibit about the role of radio during the Black Pride era is accessible from outside.

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Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

2795 Bayside Beach Road Pasadena, MD 21122

Step into the new Barn/Visitor Center at this Anne Arundel County Farm Park to learn what hot beds, an Arabber’s wagon, picker checks, and bugeyes tell us about northern Anne Arundel County’s African-American and European-American farming history.  The Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society and the Friends of Hancock’s Resolution invite you to add a few stitches to the “Coming Together”documentary story quilt being created under the guidance of fiber artist, Dr. Joan Gaither, and explore the individual squares that tell stories of struggle and resilience   Look carefully and you’ll also uncover the meaning behind the name Hancock’s Resolution.  The farmhouse and grounds will be open for docent led tours and exploration.



Saturday, March 26th

11 AM to 3 PM

743 W. Central Avenue

Davidsonville, MD 21140

The annual Davidsonville Green Expo, hosted by Homestead Gardens, features vendors and exhibitors who offer sustainable choices and information about environmentally-friendly products, lawn and garden techniques, agricultural practices, energy use, recycling, transportation options, and land use and conservation. This year, the event will be held at the Homestead Gardens Davidsonville location.

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Saturday, March 26,

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

5 Crain Highway SE

Glen Burnie, MD


The Keuthe Library is a genealogical research facility that includes holdings of both the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. Although specializing in Anne Arundel County and Maryland material, its holdings encompass the eastern, central states as well as some western material among its 4,000 volumes. In addition to published material, the collection includes manuscripts, maps, photographs, genealogical, biographical and subject files.

The $5  entry fee is waived for non-members on Maryland Day weekend and is also searchable through Anne Arundel County Public Libraries.

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100 State Circle

Annapolis MD 21401

Phone: 410- 260- 6418

Friday, March 25,

8:30am to 5pm

In partnership with the Maryland State Archives, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is displaying an original Revolutionary War uniform worn by Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman. Maryland-born Tench Tilghman was George Washington’s longest-serving aide-de-camp and his uniform is only one of two officer’s uniforms known to still exist from the American Revolution. This rare surviving garment is possibly the only one that includes the original jacket and breeches. The uniform will be on display in the Senate Committee Room in Annapolis, adjacent to a Charles Willson Peale portrait of Washington, Lafayette, and Tilghman at Yorktown.

An expert reproduction of Tilghman's uniform, created by Neal Hurst, historic tailor and Associate Curator of Costume & Textiles at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will also be displayed through June 21. Tilghman's original uniform is rarely on view due to conservation concerns, making this a special opportunity to see this survivor of the Revolutionary War first hand. Celebrate Maryland Day viewing this rare opportunity.  Made possible by a gift of Col. Arthur Lee Shreve Jr., Mrs. Rosalie Tilghman Shreve Willcox, Mrs. Sallie Dorsey Shreve Waxter, and Col. Levin Glae Shreve, USAR (ret.), in memory of their mother, Mrs. Arthur Lee Shreve, 1949.88.1

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Saturday, March 26

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1090 Generals Hwy,
Crownsville, MD 21032


Reservations can be made online through the website: 

Questions can be sent to

Step into 1785 and join us at the Rising Sun Inn for touring with our 18th century costumed guides.  Taverns were more than a local watering hole; they were community centers.  The Rising Sun Inn was a Colonial farmhouse and 18th century Tavern. Built circa 1753, her owners and residents were witnesses to the birth of a new Nation.



Saturday, March 26

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Pick up your Maryland Day Quest Passport at the Visitors Center at 26 West St. or the Visitor Information Kiosk near the Harbormaster's Office at 1 Dock St

To celebrate Maryland Day on March 25th, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County have put together a historical scavenger hunt involving some of our most famous and historic native sons and daughters!

Do you know your American history? Who was the famous Marylander who attended St. John's College in colonial Annapolis? How about the famous Annapolitan who published one of the first colonial newspapers in the nation? Connect with the 'Quest' and pick up your passport for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a historic Annapolis getaway! 

Who: We have hidden 6 historic icons throughout Annapolis in various locations. Pick up a passport to find the clues and solve their identity.

What: Once found, take a sticker from the box and attach it to your passport. Once you collect all 6 stamps, drop your completed passport at the Visitors Center at 26 West Street or the Visitor Information Kiosk at City Dock by 5 pm to collect your prize. (while supplies last).

One Grand Prize winner will be drawn at random and announced on Instagram on Monday, March 28th!

Find Clues and hints ahead of time by following us on Instagram @VisitAnnapolis and @Annapolis Discovered.

Tag us in your scavenger hunt fun using #MarylandDayQuest. 

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Saturday, March 26,

12 PM to 4 PM

186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.267.7619

Online registration with timed entry is encouraged to visit all our sites. Celebrate Maryland Day with the Annapolis Living Historians. Meet William Paca, the gentry, and their household servants, and learn what is happening in our colony during the year 1772, and how it affects the future of our residents. Stroll the 2-acre garden, an oasis of natural beauty laid out by William Paca…you may meet a member of the gentry or a servant planting the garden. Learn the History of Paca’s garden with a scavenger hunt or simply explore the miniature feature gardens on your own. To ensure the safety of our guests, walk-ins are accepted as space is available

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Celebrate the taste of Maryland with truly classic recipes of delectable treats that Maryland is famous for.

Learn how to make the classic Maryland Crab Cake and the notorious Smith Island Cake.