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Maryland Day Events 

Saturday, March 23, 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 - 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

Annapolis Tours by Watermark
10am - 2pm
188 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401
Colonial Open House - Join our colonial tour guides for an interactive experience of learning about life in
the 18th century. Enjoy games, activities, and a take home craft. All ages welcome!

Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab
10am - 4pm
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Dig into local history at the Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab! View a wide variety of artifacts from
recent excavations across Anne Arundel County, from 19th-century African-American tenant farms to
13,000-year-old Native American camps. Kids and adults can try their hand at sorting artifacts, discover
educational resources about local history, and learn how to get involved in archaeological digs and
lab work, right here in Anne Arundel County.

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 - Crofton Library

​1681 Riedel Rd Crofton, MD 21114

(410) 222-7915,

In celebration of Maryland Day, join Crofton Library in learning about The Piscataway, who were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River in 1608. Today, the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long standing traditions, culture and heritage of their indigenous ancestors.

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Discoveries: the Library at the Mall

2550 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis MD 21401


Mark Maryland Day with a celebration of our state flower. Plant your own black-eyed susan, create a state flower craft and check out one of the recent Black-Eyed Susan book award nominees!

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Maryland City at Russett Community Library

3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD 20724


Try your hand at painting with acrylics on crab shells. Some examples will be provided to spur your imagination. All supplies provided.

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library

1410 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401


Come celebrate Maryland Day with fun family crafts and activities highlighting the past and present of our great state!

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.

Benson - Hammond House
11am - 3pm
7101 Aviation Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Creating a Maryland Family Tree, as well as self guided tours of the Benson- Hammond House. The
house displays quilts, clothing, artifacts and the history of truck farming in Anne Arundel County.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis

12 - 4pm

107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Charles Carroll House will be open for guided and self-guided tours.


Chesapeake Arts Center

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Maryland-themed coaster making in the MakerSpace Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm Free Choose from a series of Maryland-inspired templates and create your very own coaster to take home with you. All materials and supplies are included as part of the activity. Stories & Art in the Galleries: "Chesapeake Bay Walk" Saturday, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM. Join us for our newest family program: Stories & Art in the Galleries! Children will enjoy a story and complimentary age-appropriate art activity while viewing CAC's latest gallery exhibit. We're reading "Chesapeake Bay Walk" an inviting story about all the amazing creatures and vegetation along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay . After the story, children will be invited to make collages inspired by the Bay! This program is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register for each child individually. Stories & Art is geared towards children ages 2-6. Caregivers must be present. 

Chesapeake Children's Museum
10am - 4pm
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis 21403
1$ ADMISSION to the Chesapeake Children Museum featuring themed playrooms involving nature, art,
theater, Culture Carriers and our 1918 Room.
Explore our 5 acre park with a self-guided tour of Native American plants as well as a musical playground and truck pit.

Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery (Friends of the Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This event has been canceled due to weather


Deale Area Historical Society

​1-4 p.m.

This event has been canceled, due to weather.

Galesville Community Center Organization - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Saturday - Note: the events beginning at 11:30 am at the Hot Sox Field, 862 Galesville Road, Galesville, Gertrude Makell Sign Dedication and Remembrance, have been postponed and will take place at a later date, due to expected weather.

Hammond-Harwood House
11-3 PM
19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401

Maryland Day For All – Celebrating 250

Celebrate Maryland Day at the Hammond-Harwood House with tours of the historic kitchen and an origami workshop. Attendees will be making a house made of origami paper in honor of the 250th anniversary of the Hammond-Harwood House. No experience necessary. FREE.

Historic Annapolis - Waterfront Warehouse
11am - 3pm
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 - Hogshead
11am - 3pm
Hogshead - 43 Pinkney Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
Take a short walk down Pinkney Street to Hogshead, where you’ll find colonial tradespeople working hard on their trades. You may find a cobbler, baker, midwife or printer, sharing their skills.

Historic Annapolis - William Paca House & Garden
11am - 3pm
William Paca House & Garden - 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
Encounter the past as our living historian volunteers bring the William Paca House and Garden to life.
Hear the voices of the day, sharing their news and experiences. Enjoy family-friendly activities! Advance
registration recommended, walk-ins welcome.

Historic Annapolis - Museum of Historic Annapolis
11am - 3pm
Museum of Historic Annapolis – 99 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4754
Tour the exhibit, “Annapolis: An American Story” at the Museum of Historic Annapolis and step into over
400 years of our shared history!

Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center

9 am - 5 pm and ONLINE

The site will be open 9-5 for self-guided tours, and Virtual Farm House and Garden Tours will be offered ONLINE

Historic Linthicum Walks

10am – 4pm

2295 Davidsonville Road. Gambrills

Experience agrarian life in the eighteenth and nineteenth century as we demonstrate different daily tasks on the Linthicum Family homestead.

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.

Homestead Gardens

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035

The Davidsonville Area Civic Association’s Annual Green Expo celebrates Maryland Day. The event features vendors and exhibitors from our community who offer sustainable choices and information about environmentally-friendly products, lawn and garden techniques, agricultural practices, energy use, recycling, transportation options, land use and conservation. Hosted by Homestead Gardens at our Davidsonville store, this event is free.

Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center

10am - 4pm

5 Crain Hwy SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

FREE research assistance and access to the library collection and on-site computers.

Maryland Avenue and State Circle Merchants Association

11am - 5pm

Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

There's no better place to celebrate Maryland Day than on Maryland Avenue! Bring your family & friends to stroll our beautiful historic street and enjoy entertainment, historical actors, refreshments in shops, Maryland makers, and more!

Maryland Federation of Art

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 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.

2. On Saturday at10 a.m., join David Diaz in a quick plein air paint out, in front of MFA’s Circle Gallery. Brush up your skills for public painting during Paint Annapolis week (June 2 – 9), or just come paint and have some fun! David will be painting from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., so come around 10 a.m. and join him. Then line your easels up for display to the public until about 1 p.m. and maybe sell your artwork!

Maryland Hall

1 - 3:30pm

801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Celebrating Indigenous artists of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Hall's Maryland Day program will highlight the state and practices of indigenous arts and crafts in and around Maryland and bring attention to the neglected history of Indigenous people in our region. Join us at 1:00 PM to learn from Ayanna Proctor (Piscataway and Susquehannock). Ayanna Proctor works in a variety of traditional and/or historical tribal art forms, including brain tanning leather, quillwork, wampum, and jewelry, and provides historical interpretation work, focusing especially on seventeenth-century Piscataway tribal histories. Ayanna will present traditional items such as pots, animal hides, wampum etc. and answer questions from visitors. At 2:00 PM, enjoy the music and dance performance led by Louis Campbell (Lumbee), a respected dancer and regalia maker in the Baltimore area. Following the performance, a panel discussion will be held with the participation of Rico Newman (Choptico Band of Indians, Piscataway Conoy Tribe), a respected elder, former Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian cultural specialist, finger weaver, and educator.  This event is FREE.

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 (Special Event 9 a.m.) - Deck tours and event CANCELED FOR SATURDAY DUE TO WEATHER

Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock

Scenic Rivers Land Trust - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis

2-4 p.m.

301 Chester Avenue, Annapolis MD  21403

Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis is a private yacht club based in Annapolis, Maryland, that has been in operation since 1959. Visit our Open House from 2-4 p.m.

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

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.

3)10-10:45 am: Architectural tour of Woodlawn, the oldest building in the Smithsonian’s collection, still in the original location, circa 1735 (and 1841). The tour will include the rarely seen upstairs of the building. As this is a historic home, there is no elevator. The upstairs portion of the tour requires walking up 2 flights of stairs; or join us for the first floor and exhibit. 

4)11:am-12 pm, in the Schmidt Conference Center, Presentation and Talk: "Two Family Plantations on the Frontier: Excavations at Shaw’s Folly and Sparrow’s Rest" Join us for a talk about what the Smithsonian's Environmental Archaeology Lab (SEAL) has done and found on SERC's campus. Presentation by Dr. Jim Gibb, Smithsonian Environmental Archaeology Laboratory Director on Smithsonian’s Environmental Archaeology Laboratory (SEAL), which continues excavations and analyses of finds at two 1660s plantation sites on the SERC campus. This illustrated talk summarizes what we did and what we found. Exotic pottery, personalized spoons, tobacco pipes bearing the manufacturers’ initials, animal bones from innumerable meals…these things and more. After the presentation we hope you’ll visit the exhibit where you’ll see some of these objects up close.

5)11 AM – 2 PM, in the Reed Education Center: Welcome Table and Interpretive Stations. SERC will have a welcome table set up at the Reed Center where visitors can learn about SERC’s mission and our facility, view displays and publications, and pick up trail maps. We will also have interpretive stations set up near the Reed Center at the SERC dock and at the marsh boardwalk. Volunteer docents will be at the stations to share stories about SERC’s history and our research on coastal ecosystems; highlighting accomplishments and impacts in addressing challenging environmental issues and work on developing solutions for a sustainable planet.

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.​

United States Naval Academy Visitor Center


10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

52 King George Street, Annapolis MD 21401

Come make a keepsake oyster shell in our Visitor Center. This activity will be available from 10am - 3pm or as supplies last. Government issued I.D. is required for entry for 18 and older. #gonavy

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

10am - 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. 

Coming in February!
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