Maryland Day 2020

Events - Saturday

Saturday March 21 - Events for Maryland Day Celebration 2020

Click on the name of the location to connect with the location’s website for more event information.   

Taking Pictures this Maryland Day weekend? Use the hashtag #MarylandDayWeekend

Maryland Day Flag-Raising Ceremony 

Susan Campbell Park-City Dock Annapolis   

Free

10am   

Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag raising ceremony! Join Town Crier Fred Taylor, the choir from Sunset Park Elementary School, and the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes for this annual event. It’s the perfect place to start your day, before joining a tour or visiting a historic site!

https://fourriversheritage.org/

Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

7300 Edgewood Road

Annapolis, MD 21403

Free

11 am - 3pm PH# 410 -295 -0104

Discover local pirate lore as you join the Education Staff at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park's Back Creek campus for an afternoon of adventure. We will learn about local pirates as we conquer pirate challenges such as building boats, knot tying, decoding signal flags and more.Activities are free and for all ages!

https://amaritime.org/

Annapolis Tours by Watermark

Women of Achievement Walking Tour - departs from Susan Campbell Park at City Dock, 1 Dock Street

Free

10:0am-10:30pm PH#410-268-7601 x 100.

Celebrate the100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote and the "Month of the Woman" with the Women of Achievement Tour. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in Annapolis' historic district led by a period- dressed guide. Space is limited. Walk ups welcome - space permitting. Reserve your tour at https://annapolistours.com/ or cal 410-268-7601 x 100

Anne Arundel County Dept.of Recreation & Parks 

4 regional parks open free all weekend

Downs Park

8322 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 

Free

7 am - dusk  PH# 410-222-6230

This 236 acre park has 5 miles of trails, a fishing pier, a children's playground,2 basketball courts, kayak launching, and an amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay. The Downs Park Historical Society works hard to preserve the park's history.

Fort Smallwood Park

9500 Fort Smallwood Road

Pasadena, MD

Free

5:30 am - dusk PH# 410-222-0087

Recreational amenities include the 380-foot Bill Burton Fishing Pier for fishing and birdwatching, a large accessible playground, historic gun battery and barracks from when the site was a coastal fort, plus walking trails, beaches, pond and volleyball courts.Fees apply for boat launching.

 Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

1361 Wrighton Road 

Lothian, MD 20771

Free

9 am - 5pm PH# 410-222-8006

The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is located along the tidal Patuxent River in southern Anne Arundel County.

It includes 1,500 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands, forests, meadows and fields. 

Kinder Farm Park

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road

Millersville, MD

Free

7 am - dusk  PH#410-222-6115 

Explore a restored farmhouse from 1925 with artifacts from from the 1930's including a tobacco press, and harvesting tools. Live animals include: chickens, turkeys, geese, cows, pigs, goats, and sheep.There is also a large playground, tot- lot and walking trails.

Quiet Waters Park

600 Quiet Waters Road

Annapolis, MD

Free

7 am - dusk  PH#410-222-177

This  park's 340 acres include paved trails, public art, playground, picnic areas and spectacular water views of the South River. 

https://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library 

269 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis  

Free

SAT 2pm  PH# 410-222-1770

'Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Equality for All!', a Living History Performance of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Join award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar, Mary Ann Jung as she takes us on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's journey as a champion for Women's Rights; even while married with seven children, Stanton was a speech writer for Susan B. Anthony, fought for and won property rights for married women, as well as equal guardianship for children.

https://www.aacpl.net/

Banneker Douglass Museum  

84 Franklin Street, Annapolis 

Free 

10am-4pm   PH# 410-216-6180
The Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, interpret and promote African-American history and culture through exhibits, projects and programs to improve understanding and appreciation of Americas’ rich cultural diversity.  In addition to the museums standing exhibitions there are several exhibits featuring the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) In 1962, Verda Freeman Welcome became the first Black woman elected to a State Senate. Later, she became the legislative backer for the United States’ first ethnic commission, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). In celebration of the MCAAHC’s 50th Anniversary we are launching a new exhibition, Verda’s Place: An Homage to a Valiant Woman.

https://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/

Brewer Hill Cemetery

802 West Street Annapolis

Free

10am - 4pm - Tours hourly

Explore the history of one of the United States' oldest incorporated African American cemeteries established in 1797 with guided walking tours on the hour. Donations graciously accepted.

https://historybrewerhill.wixsite.com/1884

Captain Avery Museum

1418 E. West Shady Side Road

Shady Side, MD

Free

10am - 4pm PH# 410-867-4486

Captain Avery Museum will be debuting their newly renovated historic house with fresh exhibits related to their three centuries theme of people living on the water, recreation and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. They will have an open house with self guided tours, activities and tours of the garden.

https://captainaverymuseum.org/

Charles Carroll House

107 Duke of Glouchester Street

Annapolis, MD

12pm - 4pm

Free

Explore the grand old home of the Carroll family located on the picturesque grounds of St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Carroll family played a major role in the framing of constitution. This wonderfully curated house and garden is a hidden gem on the shores of Spa Creek.

For younger audiences, participate in a scavenger hunt as well as crossword puzzles.

On display Annapolis Historian Robert Worden's "A Night of Tragedy, July 9th, 1866" on the tragic accidental drownings of the Redemptorists.

https://charlescarrollhouse.org/

Chesapeake Childrens Museum

25 Silopanna Road Annapolis, MD 

10am - 4 pm $1

410-990-1993

$1per person ages 1 and up

Your children will enjoy playing in the museum's Chesapeake Bay themed room. There are animals and hands-on exhibits for all ages. There is also a theater with a dress up closet, dentists office, columbian market, play-kitchen and an art table. 

Hispanic Folk Tales In Spanish and English

3pm FREE with admission

Take a trip to a place where animals talk. Experience the interactive theater where the audience takes part in acting out the story of 'The Great Big Jicama', 'Who's in Rabbit's House' and 'the Lizard in the Sun'.

http://www.theccm.org/

Hammond Harwood House

19 Maryland Avenue

Annapolis, MD

12 - 5pm

$1

Hammond Harwood House will be celebrating Maryland Day with half hour tours of this beautiful 1774 house and its famous collection of art, furniture and decorative pieces.Families can enjoy fun facts and children's game "haversack' for use in the garden. The garden and a special exhibit will be open for free.

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/

Kunte Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Randal Street and Compromise Street

Annapolis, MD

Alex Haley statue at the site of Kunte Kinte's arrival from Gambia

https://www.annapolis.gov/584/Kunta-Kinte-Alex-Haley-Memorial

Maryland Day Flag-Raising Ceremony 

Susan Campbell Park-City Dock Annapolis   

SAT 10am   

Free
Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag raising ceremony! Join Town Crier Fred Taylor, the choir from Sunset Park Elementary School, and the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes for this annual event. It’s the perfect place to start your day, before joining a tour or visiting a historic site!

https://fourriversheritage.org/

Maryland Hall 

801 Chase Street

Annapolis MD   

9am-9pm     

Free
410-263-5544

Visit the Galleries at Maryland Hall! Exhibits on display include Vantage Point: Paintings by Sally Davies, From Our Living Room to Yours: The Leroy Hoffberger School of Painting and Unnatural Causes.

https://www.marylandhall.org/

Maryland State House 

100 State Circle,

Annapolis    

FRI-SAT-SUN 9am-5pm    

Free
410-260-6400
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capital still in continuous legislative use. Enjoy the immersive State House exhibits, including the beautifully restored Old Senate Chamber. Explore important historical events that happened underneath the dome and in the chamber of the only state house ever to have served as the nations capital. Maryland State Archives curatorial staff will be on hand for this special event.
ID required to enter if you are over 21.

https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdstatehouse/html/home.html

Pride of Baltimore ll 

1 Dock Street Annapolis  

hours to be announced

Free

Walk across the gangway to explore history and learn about privateers, Baltimore
Clippers and Pride II, Baltimore's renown tall ship. Tours are open to guests of all ages. (Unfortunately, Pride II is not accesible.)

http://pride2.org/

Scenic Rivers Land Trust - Guided History Hike

of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area

Meet at Bacon Ridge Trailhead on Hawkins Road just south of the 97 overpass in Crownsville MD.

Hike times are:10 am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm Length 2- 4 miles

Get outside and enjoy your local woods! Join us as we explore the landscape for clues in the history-rich

Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Together we'll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we see today, all while enjoying the beautiful 900+ acre protected forest.

*All ages are welcome but keep in mind it is an unpacked trail through the woods.

Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Contact Sarah Kneble at www.srlt.org or call 410-980-6837 to reserve your spot!

https://www.srlt.org/

St. John’s College - Mitchell Gallery - Mellon Hall

60 College Ave Annapolis   

12pm-5pm  Free

410-626-2556

American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection

Explore this lovely exhibition of Native American artistry that dates from1200 to 1850.

https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 

Science Saturday - deets to come

647 Contees Warf Road

Edgewater

 8:30am-4:30pm    

Free
443-482-2220
In addition to Hiking and Geocaching, Science Saturday!


Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, the SERC campus boasts 2,650-acres of forests, wetlands, marshes and 15 miles of protected shoreline. With almost a dozen geocache sites located along the trails, visitors are welcome to search for them and practice their GPS skills while enjoying a lovely hike.

https://serc.si.edu/

St. John’s College Mitchell Gallery 

60 College Ave Annapolis   

12pm-5pm   Free
410-626-2556
“Making Our Mark: Eight Washington Printmakers” is a collective of artists drawn together through printmaking. The artists – Andis Applewhite, Jenny Freestone, Pauline Jakobsberg, Lee Newman, Margaret Adams Parker, Terry Svat, Ellen Verdon Winkler, and Max-Karl Winkler of the Washington Printmakers Gallery are exhibiting hand-pulled prints in traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, from woodcut and etching to solar plate and paper lithography.  This site also has a Geocache.

https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery

Maryland Hall 

801 Chase Street Annapolis  

SAT 10am-5pm  Free
410-263-5544

https://www.marylandhall.org/

Pride of Baltimore ll 

1 Dock Street Annapolis  

10 am – 6pm   Free

410-539-1151

Walk across the gangway and come aboard to learn about Maryland's world renown tall ship,

Pride of Baltimore II. Explore the deck and talk to the crew. Learn about the history of privateers, Baltimore Clippers, and Pride ll. Hear from a crew member what it's like to live aboard and sail a tall ship today. Tours are available to guests of all ages. (Unfortunately Pride II is not accessible)

www.pride2.org

Scenic Rivers Land Trust 

Bacon Ridge Natural Area,

Hawkins Road Crownsville  

10am-12pm  Free
410-980-6837
Join us as we explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Together we’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we are today, while enjoying the beautiful 900+ acre protected forest. All ages welcome but beware it is an unpacked trail through the woods. Dogs on leashes welcome. Length: 2-4 miles. Meet at Bacon Ridge Trailhead in Hawkins Road just south of the 97 overpass in Crownsville, MD. Contact Sarah Knebel at sarah@SRLT.org or call 410-980-6837 with any questions!

United States Naval Academy Visitor Center

52 King George Street

Annapolis, MD

9am - 5pm

Join our Maryland Residence Frequent Tour Program!

Present your Maryland driver's license for your first tour with us. You will be given a MD membership card. Every time you return with one or more guests your tour will be free! While you are visiting explore our FREE exhibit hall and watch our film in the Visitor Center.

https://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

VAAAC Visitors Center 

26 West Street and City Dock 

9am-5pm * Free

410-280-0445  
Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures including a free Maryland Day Program and information about local things to see and do. Stop by the West Street location to have your picture taken at our photo booth, complete with colonial props for kids! Information specialists are ready at both locations to help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Weekend adventures.

William Paca House and Garden

186 Prince George Street Annapolis

12 - 4pm

1$ 

410-221-6964

Visit the William Paca House and Garden and find the house full of excitement conversation as the Annapolis Living Historians bring the house to life. This family-friendly day includes Maryland- themed activities.

Then explore the 2 acre pleasure garden!

Hogshead  

43 Pinkney Street

12- 4 pm

$1

 The tradespeople of Annapolis have been hard at work. They will share their skills at carpentry, baking, spinning, printing and more.Help sew a replica of the John Shaw Flag, Maryland first flag for the United States.

Waterfront Warehouse 

4 Pinkney Street

12- 4 pm

FREE

Walk into the past into a tiny building that once held commodities from ships and traders from around the world.

See the model layout of the City of Annapolis and harbor as it once was in the 1700's.

www.annapolis.org

 

Watermark CruisesAnnapolis Harbor and USNA Cruise

Annapolis City Dock, 1 Dock Street

Children cruise free with paying adult

11am- 6pm - no reservations required - boat boards 15 minutes before the hour.


Join Watermark Cruises for their opening weekend and enjoy a 40 minute cruise exploring Annapolis Harbor and the US Naval Academy on the Harbor Queen! See the full schedule on the link below.

https://cruisesonthebay.com/

HOURLY SCHEDULE -  SATURDAY

10am Four Rivers Heritage Area flag raising ceremony

10 am - 10:30 Women in History Tour - Watermark

!0 am - 4pm Chesapeake Childrens Museum

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