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Maryland Day Events 

Sunday, March 24, 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.

Annapolis Tours by Watermark
1:00pm - 2:30pm
188 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401
The Everything Tour - Join Mistress Mary as she leads guests through the Historic District. You’ll get a little history, a splash of scandal, some mysterious ghost stories, and much more on this entertaining sampler of Watermark’s various walking tours.

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 Farmers Market

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

275 Harry S Truman Parkway

Annapolis MD 21401

Celebrating its 43rd year, this farmers market has all the local and crafts people that make Annapolis and the surrounding area interesting and fun. Fresh produce and other products.

AnneArrundell County Free School Museum
1 - 4:00pm
1298 Lavall Drive, Davidsonville, MD 21035
The AnneArrundell County Free School Museum will be highlighting Colonial Education as part of the Maryland Day For All 2024 celebration. Colonial lessons will be taught. A schoolmaster will
demonstrate how he supplemented his income by farming on the school property. A schoolmarm will demonstrate the preparation of johnnycakes and will provide a sampling. Other educational activities and colonial toys will be included as well. Come meet colonial characters and learn their stories.

Captain Avery Museum


1-4 p.m.

1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side MD 20764

Museum Exhibit Space open 1-4 p.m. with two speaker events: 1-2:30 p.m., "Shady Side Spirits," Sandra Olivetti Martin. For Maryland's 390th anniversary, meet a clutch of citizens whose contributions to Shady Side have fed the rich flow of Maryland history. 3-4 p.m., "Chesapeake Bay Watermen," Meet a local waterman and learn about lodern watermen's livelihoods and their contribution to our Chesapeake Bay heritage.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis

Noon - 4 pm

107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Charles Carroll house will be pen for guided and self-guided tours.


Chesapeake Arts Center

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Exhibits in the Galleries, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m."Her Voice, Her Vision - Women's History Month Exhibit" - Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month (March) for our third annual exhibition which highlights women artists working in a diverse range of mediums. Botanical Alchemy: "Women's Souls in Full Bloom, An exhibition by Alla and Milana Borovskaia" - This exhibition unveils the collaborative creations of two artists, Alla Borovskaia and Milana Borovskaia, forming an organic duet that spans two generations.

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.

Galesville Heritage Society

1-4 pm

988 Main Street, Galesville, MD 20765

Visit the Galesville Heritage Museum and explore local and South County history.  Learn about the people who built the framework for the Galesville village as we know it today, and who would lay the foundation for the surrounding area.  Search through videos, photos, artifacts, and the enlightening “Stories of Stores” videos.  Docents will be onsite to answer questions.

Historic Annapolis - Waterfront Warehouse
10am - 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 landscape.

Historic Annapolis - William Paca Garden
10am - 3pm
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 Baldwin Hall
1358 Millersville Road, Millersville MD 21108
Celebrate Maryland Day by visiting our replica 1840’s schoolhouse. Stop by and join our docents between 1 and 3 PM on Sunday, March 24 to learn more about education in the mid-19th century and a little of the history of the Severn Cross Roads Area. We’ll be sharing apple cider and cookies for our visitors. We look forward to seeing you.

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 Hancock’s Resolution Farm Park
1 - 4pm
2795 Bayside Beach Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Explore the farm on a Family scavenger Hunt. Then return to the Barn Visitor Center and locate squares about things you saw on the Coming Together Story Quilt. Find a square on the quilt that is not on the farm. What story does that square tell? Costumed docents will answer your questions. Come visit us.

Historic Linthicum Walks

12 - 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.

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 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.
Odenton Heritage Society
1- 4pm
1367 Odenton Road, Odenton, Maryland
The War Close to Home: U-boat Attacks on Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay Shipping, 1942-1945
During World War II, Maryland joined the fight against German submarine attacks on supply ships in the Atlantic Ocean and on the mid-Atlantic coast. In this new display, discover the heroism of a Naval Academy graduate who sank a U-boat off the North Carolina coast. Learn about a damaged Navy destroyer and other ship explosions that revealed German mines planted at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, halting ship traffic to Baltimore. Pay tribute to a Navy guard from Odenton whose merchant ship was torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about a Baltimore pilot whose B-24 bomber “Tidewater Tillie” sank a U-boat in the Atlantic.

Our Legacy Tours

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis, MD 21401

Multi-Cultural Tour of Annapolis (Including Iconic Civil Rights Sites)

Cost: $1.00

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

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) 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.


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

​10am - 5pm

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. 

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