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Maryland Day Events 

Friday, march 22, 2024

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Where in Annapolis?   

The Official Mobile App Guide to Maryland Day 2024.

This interactive mobile app guide has up-to-the-minute information for all events. The app includes Annapolis Quest, an augmented reality scavenger hunt in Annapolis, beginning at the Visitors Center at 26 West Street.

Download for free in the Apple App store or Google Play store.

Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park - Museum Campus
10am - 3pm
723 Second Street, Annapolis, 21403
Come join our craft table, where you will learn about the wide variety of wildlife found in the Chesapeake Bay and how they impact life in Annapolis. Create your own creature from reusable materials to take home with you.

Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park - Park Campus
Dawn to Dusk
7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis, 21403
Come explore our 12-acre park campus, complete with walking trails and lovely views of Back Creek and the Severn River, while completing a self-guided treasure hunt to find the goodies hidden in our geocache.

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

Sunrise to Sunset

Explore Anne Arundel County's Natural and Cultural Heritage Parks and Sites during the Maryland Day Celebration weekend.

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Odenton Library

1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton 21113

(410) 222-6277,

Visit the Odenton Library's children's area for a display of books about Maryland and a scavenger hunt featuring women in Maryland history.

Banneker-Douglass Museum
10am - 4pm
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis MD 21401
Maryland Day Family Drop-in and Special Exhibition Tour Join Banneker-Douglass Museum as we celebrate Maryland Day with this special Family Drop-In Day and Exhibition Tour. Attendees are invited to participate in a docent-led tour highlighting the museum’s current exhibit, REVISIT/REIMAGINE, a visual masterpiece dedicated to the Year of Civil Rights. After the tour, visitors are welcome to join us for an artistically crafted family activity led by a local Maryland-based artist. Visitors can also learn how African Americans throughout Maryland made lasting changes for all Americans through the museum’s permanent exhibit, Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland. This exhibition provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through the Civil Rights Era.

Chase Home - Chase-Lloyd House

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Chase Home will present "The Chase-Lloyd House:250 years." The story of the National Historic Landmark, the Chase-Lloyd House, its architecture and archeological finds; the story of the Chase Home mission to support women with housing insecurity; the story of the Chase-Lloyd House, Dependency and the lives of the slaves who lived there; and finally the story of our Bay-wise garden. Guests will be taken on a tour of the Chase-Lloyd House, the Dependency and the 6,000 square foot bay-wise garden.


Historic Annapolis - Waterfront Warehouse
10am - 5pm
Waterfront Warehouse – 4 Pinkney Street Annapolis, MD 21401(410)990-4543
Visit 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

Historic Annapolis - William Paca Garden
10am - 5pm
William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
Visit the William Paca Garden and enjoy the 2-acre oasis of natural beauty laid by William Paca while he
built his five-part Georgian Mansion. Although many Colonial Annapolitans had gardens, only his garden
was returned to its original splendor.

Historic London Town and Gardens
10am - 4pm
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater MD 21037
Immerse yourself in the past and take in the spring splendor of our gardens this Maryland Day weekend at Historic London Town & Gardens. Join interactive tours to hear stories about the past residents and buildings of the colonial port town and learn about the many varieties of plants that grow in our 10-acre woodland gardens. Meet with living history interpreters dressed in colonial clothing, explore our exhibits full of artifacts, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of London Town.

Maryland Federation of Art

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

MFA is offering 10% off any artwork by a Maryland artist. Come to Circle Gallery to see the current exhibition. For online purchases, please call Circle Gallery at 410-268-4566 and we will process the sale over the phone to give you’re the discount.

Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Noon to 1pm


Learn how environmental laws are made in Maryland and find out how you can get involved in passing good environmental policy by joining us for a special edition of "Friday Digest" - a FREE online webinar.

Maryland State House
8:30am - 5pm
100 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401
Visit the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. With many exhibits, memorials, historic documents related to the Continental Congress and notable Americans.
Pride of Baltimore II

10am - 6pm

Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock

Come out and enjoy FREE deck tours and more on Pride of Baltimore ll, all three days of Maryland Day Celebration 2024.


SERC – Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
8am-5:30pm; Woodlawn House open from 10am - 2pm
647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD 21037

Come visit SERC for hiking on all three days and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! All activities on SERC’s campus. Please see SERC website for more information and to sign up for the architectural tour and archeology presentation.

1)10 am-2pm: Woodlawn History Center open special hours. Come visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location and learn about all of the different people throughout history who lived and worked on what is now the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s campus. Learn about how this small place and local history fit into the broader national story, about the building itself, how humans impacted the environment and how Smithsonian scientists study the environment today.

2) 8am-5:30 pm: SERC trail hiking special hours. Get out into nature by hiking SERC’s multiple miles of woodland trails, including along the Rhode River and Muddy Creek.

Come visit SERC for hiking on all three days and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also, on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed education center and the Rhode River.

Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County - Visitors Center AND City Dock Kiosk

10 am - 5 pm

26 West Street, and Annapolis City Dock

1. Make our Visitors Center on West Street or our Visitor Information Kiosk at City Dock your first stop for everything you need to know about the events happening throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County during Maryland Day Weekend. Our trained volunteer information specialists can answer your questions, make recommendations, provide you with Maryland Day literature, and help map out an itinerary that's perfect for you!

2. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by stopping by the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Visitor Center to pick up the new Civil Rights Guide for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Travel the county and explore 60 locations with a connection to the region's civil rights story. Embedded in the guide are QR codes connecting to site-specific oral histories, where community members share their firsthand accounts of life during the Civil Rights Movement. 

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Come out to see the first glimpse of a whole new collection of Oral Histories telling the stories of graduates of Wiley H. Bates High School. 

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