Maryland Day Events
Friday, march 22, 2024
ALL EVENTS $1 OR FREE
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, https://www.aacpl.net/services/odenton
Visit the Odenton Library's children's area for a display of books about Maryland and a scavenger hunt featuring women in Maryland history.
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 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! 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 - Visitor Center AND City Dock Kiosk
10 am - 5 pm
26 West Street, and Annapolis City Dock
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. Don't forget to pick up a Family Activity Book while you're here!
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.