Maryland Day

Events 2022 -

Friday march 25th





Friday March 25, 10-4 PM

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.






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.



Friday, March 25,

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.

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Friday, March 25,

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3 Park Place, #4

Annapolis, MD 21401

Contact: Mattie Fenton


Join MC3 as they celebrate veterans and the Annapolis National Cemetery. This historic cemetery is in full view of the outdoor terrace at the MC3 and offers a prominent visual reminder and remembrance of the sacrifice of our veterans. MC3 will hang a full length blank paper mural across the overlook. Using the medium of their choice, visitors will be invited to leave their mark on the mural through written messages, artwork, poems, photographs, etc. related to their own personal connection with the veteran and active duty military community. The mural will also include historical information related to the Annapolis National Cemetery and how it directly impacted the Annapolis community we live and work in today. After the mural is complete it will be displayed for Maryland Day weekend.

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Friday, March 25,

10 AM to 3 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.


Chase Lloyd House


Friday March 25, 10-4 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 25  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!



Friday, March 25th

6:30 - 8:30 PM


This event is being presented jointly by the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society (NACPS) and the Friends of Hancock’s Resolution (FOHR) During this event, we will honor James Spencer, the first African American to purchase land in the 3rd Congressional district of Maryland and founder of Freetown who died on March 25, 1885. The confirmed presenters include: Irving Gaither, Sidney Matthews, Winston Matthews, Michael Simms, and Tony Spencer. Additional presenters will be listed when they have been confirmed. Once you register for the Panel Discussion, you will receive a confirmation email. We will send out a reminder with the zoom link several days before and on the day of the event.


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.


Quiet Waters Park

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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William Paca Garden


Friday, March 25,

10 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 4:30pm.


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!



Friday, March 25,

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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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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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


Friday, March 25

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.


Scenic Rivers Land Trust

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

1801 Hawkins Road, Annapolis MD 21401

Phone: 410-980-6837

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.