Maryland Day
Events 2022 -
Sunday march 27th

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FREE

Sunday, 10AM-1PM

275 Harry S. Truman Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401 

410.491.8689 

wanamakerwoodworks@gmail.com

www.aacofarmersmarket.com

From "only a handful of vendors" in 1981, this year the market boasts over 50 vendors selling the freshest products available from local growers and producers including meats, seafood, produce, fruits, eggs, prepared foods, honey, sweets, and olive oils. Additionally artisan potters, woodworkers, crafters, and garment makers are again on hand with specialty goods made by local artists. And there are many new vendors. Come and be surprised. 

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FREE

Sunday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

107 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401

410-440-9376

kailtin@thedavisgroupllc.com

www.charlescarrollhouse.org 

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.

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FREE Concert in the Park

Saturday, 2 pm - 3 pm

Meki's Tamure Polynesian Dancers

25 Silopanna Road

Annapolis MD 21403

410-990-1993

info@theccm.org

Meki's Tamure Polynesian Arts Group presents "A Taste of Polynesia in Maryland" with dancers and live accompaniment, OUTSIDE at CCM.

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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!

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FREE

Sunday, March 27,

1 PM - 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.

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FREE
Sunday, March 27,
12pm – 4pm
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.

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FREE 

Sunday, March 27

1PM to 4 PM 

1367 Odenton Road

Odenton, MD 21113  

410-271-8229

www.odentonheritage.org  

odentonheritage@gmail.com

Explore how Odenton became a railroad hub in 1872, creating employment and the town's historic district. Maryland depended on trains to move people and goods between stations in Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, and Camp Meade. Experience the lives of railroad workers and townspeople through artifacts and images. Learn how Odenton supported the nation's war effort during World War l and World War ll. See how communities of African Americans became intertwined with railroads, church history, and military history. An online map of the Odenton Historic District adds a virtual dimension to the museum which is housed in a 1912 former Masonic Hall.     *Face masks are required for the in-person museum open house.

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FREE

Sunday March 27

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.

Register online HERE!

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FREE

Sunday, March 27

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Maryland State House

1 State Circle,

Annapolis, MD  21401

443-995-9371

www.watermarkjourney.com

jamie@watermarkjourney.com

Weird, Wacky and Unusual History of Annapolis, Walking Tour led by colonial-attired guide Reid Bowman. On this tour you will hear tales about the Russian Sailor buried the Annapolis National Cemetery, the historic “mobile homes” of Annapolis, the Confederate Captain who kept fighting the Civil War long after the South surrendered then built a home in Annapolis, the missing State House cornerstone ... and so much more. Advance registration on our website and limited walk-up registration.

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FREE

ViRTUAL EVENT

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.

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FREE

Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM

1298 Laval Drive

Davidsonville, MD 21035 

410-268-8656

www.arpsa.org

karlieeverett@verizon.net

The Story and Experience of Education in Maryland in an Authentic 1723 One-Room Schoolhouse

 

Visitors will be greeted by a schoolmaster and schoolmarm in colonial dress.  Visitors will learn how this only surviving schoolhouse erected in response to the Maryland Free School Act of 1723 served as a schoolhouse and as a residence.  Visitors will experience how lessons were taught in the 1700’s and the 1800’s and will interact with the many artifacts and materials on display that were used for learning and recreation.  Visitors will receive a Certificate of Participation.

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$1 for General Public

FREE for CMM Members

Sunday, 1 PM

Nature Walk of the Underground Railroad

 

Pre Register HERE or call 410-990-1993. $1 per person, ages 2 and up. Free to CCM members.

Nature Walk of the Underground Railroad
 

Go for a guided hike on the banks of Spa Creek. Investigate the quest for freedom as it often relied on nature. Learn how plants and other aspects of nature enabled escape along the Underground Railroad over 150 years ago.

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FREE
Sunday, 1- 4 PM

916 West Benning Rd.

Galesville MD 20765

410-703-0610

gmakell@verizon.net

Beginning Genealogy/and African American Genealogy Workshop. The session will be conducted by our historian, Lyndra Marshall (nee Pratt). Attendees will learn, or receive a refresher of the best methods and practices a researcher should use to trace their family lineage through use of but not limited to vital records, court records, federal census records, and other primary and secondary sources. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken while refreshments are served during the session. 

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Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

9500 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

(free entry excludes use of boat ramp)

Fort Smallwood Park’s recreational amenities include a 380-foot fishing pier, unique Cedar Pavilion, accessible children’s playground, historic gun battery and barracks, walking trails, beaches and pond. Fort Smallwood was a sea coast defense built in the late 1880's to the early part of the 1900's. The fort was in use from 1890 until 1927.

 

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FREE

Sunday, March 27,

11 AM - 4 PM
 

2295 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054

(410) 562-3161

Tours of historic farm home and property, including home interior, arboretum, and family cemetery. 

On-going outdoor scavenger hunt with Maryland history theme for children and adults. 

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FREE 

Sunday, March 27

1PM to 4 PM 

801 Chase Street

Annapolis MD 21401

410-263-5544

cmcdonald@marylandhall.org

Join us for our free Open House! A day of creativity for all ages showcasing the arts at Maryland Hall featuring art & dance demonstrations, live entertainment, exhibitions, hands-on activities, children’s crafts, and much more. Two food trucks will be on our campus providing delicious snacks to purchase. Following ArtFest, the US Naval Academy Band will present a free concert at 4 pm. Registration recommended to guarantee seating. ArtFest is a proud part of Four Rivers Heritage Area's Maryland Day Celebration, a three day weekend full of great family activities across heritage sites throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. All activities are free or $1.

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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.

 

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FREE In-Person Event
Self -Guided History Tour of Bacon Ridge Natural Area

Celebrate Maryland Day weekend by heading out for a self-guided history hike of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Scenic Rivers Land Trust, the non-profit responsible for conserving the natural area, has prepared materials to help you explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Register to receive a downloadable trail map, then follow the temporary signs posted along the trails. Bring your smartphone to watch short videos of your virtual hike along the way. You’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we see today, all while enjoying the beautiful 1,000+ acre protected forest. The hike is between 2 -4 miles on an unpaved trail through the woods. It departs from the Hawkins Road Trailhead in Crownsville. Dogs are permitted on a leash.

www.srlt.org/

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FREE

Sunday, March 27,

11 AM to 5 PM

186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.267.7619

Stroll the 2-acre oasis of natural beauty laid by William Paca while he built his five-part Georgian Mansion. This hidden gem, tucked away in the historic district, is perfect for families with children to explore with its fish-shaped pond and miniature feature gardens. Like a history-focused scavenger hunt, you’ll find family-friendly garden activities and a garden docent to answer your questions. Last entry into the garden at 3:30pm.

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$1

Sunday, 2PM

Captain Avery Museum

1418 E. West Shady Side Road

Shady Side MD 20764

The Captain Avery Museum  will present Carol Booker speaking on her new book, Cove Point on the Chesapeake: the Beacon, the Bay, and the Dream (New Bay Books, Sept. 2021).

Hear an extraordinary tale of heroes, villains, dreamers, and schemers who shaped a tiny waterfront community on the Chesapeake, once notorious for shipwrecks and treacherous rip currents.  Sounding at times like a fairy tale, the story jibes from the idyllic bayside of the 1930s back to pre-Bolshevik Russia, a young princess, and the roots of a mysterious chapel that almost a century later survives miles away on a hillside in southern Maryland.

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$1 admission,
for ages 1 and up

Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

**Reserve a 30 min timeslot**

25 Silopanna Road

Annapolis MD 21403

410-990-1993

info@theccm.org

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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FREE

Sunday 2 - 4 PM

Memorial Hall

988 Main Street

Galesville, MD 20765

410-867-4731

dewhitman@verizon.net

Maritime Hunting, Trapping and Tool Display: Dating back just to the 1950’s/1960’s, these tools are not long past, but are no longer in use. Eric Steinlein and Galesville native, Chuck Dixon will be on hand to explain things such as: sculling oars, dredges, muskrat traps, and a unique “Jerry Rig” that was a hand-pile driver used to put in poles for pound nets.

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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.

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FREE

Sunday, March 27,

10 AM - 4 PM
 

839 Londontown Road

Edgewater MD 21037

410-222-1919

publicprograms@historiclondontown.org

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.

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FREE 

PHOTO ID REQUIRED

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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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.

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FREE

Sunday, March 27

12:00 PM

Maryland State House

1 State Circle,
Annapolis, MD  21401

443-995-9371

www.watermarkjourney.com

jamie@watermarkjourney.com

A small ceremony to celebrate the 250th year celebration of the laying of the cornerstone of the Maryland State House on March 28, 1772. We will have a reading of a newspaper article and a Proclamation from our Town Crier.   

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FREE

Sunday, March 27

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.