Md Day Weekend
Events - Sunday March 22, 2020
Join our partner sites for a fantastic Maryland Day weekend!
275 Harry S Truman Parkway
10am -1pm Free
Meet the local farmers & producers of fresh, local seasonal produce, meats, cheese and eggs. Also local artists will be displaying crafts, jewelry, plants, baked goods and much, much, more.
Anne Arundel County Dept.of Recreation & Parks
6 regional parks open free all weekend
Sunday Exclusive Preview
Jack Creek Park
Jack Creek Park 1600 Snug Harbor Rd, Shady Side, MD 20764
10 am to 2 pm Free
Experience how easy it is to get to the water at Jack Creek Park! Join The Public Water Access Committee, Department of Recreation and Parks and the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony and a first look at the new kayak launch, parking area and access road. Walk the trail to the water, see the first ospreys of spring and plan your summer paddling trips!
8322 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD
7 am - dusk Free
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
5:30 am - dusk Free
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
9 am - 5pm
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
7 am - dusk Free
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
7 am - dusk Free
The park's 340 acres include paved trails, public art, playground, picnic areas and water views of the South River.
Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association (AARSPA) presents the
Annearrundell County Free School Museum
1298 Lavall Drive, Davidsonville MD
1pm - 4pm Free
Meet a Schoolmaster and a Schoolmarm and explore the history of education. See examples of learning tools in this charming one- room schoolhouse that is likely the only surviving structure of the Maryland Free School Act of 1723. Younger guests will particularly enjoy the toys of the colonial era. Also on display are several artifacts unearthed during an archeological dig in 1979.
To schedule a school or group tour please contact Karlie Everett at 410-268-8656 or
*Note the museum has an open house the second Saturday and second Sunday of April, May, June, July & August.
Brewer Hill Cemetery WEATHER PERMITTING
800 West Street
11am - 4 pm hourly tours
Guided Tours of Brewer Hill Cemetery 11am - 4pm 60 on the hour
Explore a historic cemetery with more than 7,000 people interred, include many former slaves, freemen, clergy, aldermen, doctors, lawyers, Naval Academy workers, Civil War soldiers and many people who fell victim to lynching. Many significant African Americans who built local communities as well as many Masonic Lodge members from the former Universal Lodge 14 located at 64 Clay Street. There are also some unknown people such as Mary Naylor, who was accused of poisoning her master and was hung in 1861.
Partnering with Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, demonstrations will be given on how to properly clean tombstones and map the cemetery. Historic interpretations will be included in the day long event. Bring any old funeral programs or bible pages from your family history. We encourage everyone to join us. You'd be surprised who's interred at the cemetery - people from all ethnic backgrounds.
Volunteer opportunity at Brewer Hill Cemetery 10 am - 4pm
Help BHC staff locate, map and photograph one of the oldest African American cemeteries in the United States. All materials are provided but please bring blankets or chairs and use your cell phones to photograph the tombstones.
A boxed lunch will be provided to the first 12 volunteers. Register on BHC webpage below or here at (subject line Volunteer Transcriber for Maryland Day)
Donations are accepted
Charles Carroll House
107 Duke of Glouchester Street
12pm - 4pm
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.
Chase Lloyd House
22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
2- 4 pm
Take a tour of this beautiful historic home and Bay-wise gardens! Visitors are welcomed by members of the Chase Lloyd docent volunteers and will be guided through the first floor public rooms. Hear details and stories about the history of Chase Lloyd House and Chase Home.
Members of the Chase Home Garden Friends and Master Gardeners will lead guests on a tour of the 6,000 square foot Bay-wise gardens featuring native plants. Certified a Maryland Bay-Wise Landscape in 2014, visitors will learn what practices make this garden bay-wise.
Chesapeake Children's Museum
25 Silopanna Road Annapolis, MD
$1per person ages 1 and up
10am -4 pm
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 dress up closet, a dentists office, a columbian market, a kitchen and an art table.
Deale Area Historical Society
389 Deale Road - Herrington Harbor North,Tracy's Landing
1pm - 4pm
Experience life at the turn of the 1900's at the Deale Area Historical Society's Open House. Get a glimpse of what life was like in this charming historic village that boasts a beneficial society meeting house, a Russian Orthodox chapel, a tobacco barn, a one room school house and a home with the necessary 'out' buildings. All the buildings were moved to the site from the local vicinity and emphasize the simple, hardworking lives lived by South County farmers, watermen, tradesmen and their families.
Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning Road,Galesville MD 20765
1pm - 4pm
Celebration! The public is invited to participate in a conversation engaging event centered on culinary traditions and 'food ways' of the African American community both past and present. The recently launched "African American Voices, Memories and Places:A Four Rivers Heritage Trail" revealed a persistent theme across many tour stops and oral history interviews:Food!MRS. Crowner's Lunch Room Revisited: Not just a Restaurant but a Communities' Heart and Soul: The Galesville Community Center (GCCO) will be transformed into now demolished "Mrs. Crowner's Lunch Room" (aka the Cook Shop.) Long-time residents and scholars will join several of Crowner's descendants to lead a discussion about the legacy and traditions of the meals once served at the "Cook Shop". Sample the meals that were served by Mrs. Margaret Crowner in the 1940's and will be recreated and served to participants by members of the GCCO. Participants will also be encouraged to read Michael Twitty's book 'The Cooking Gene" in advance, and key themes from the book will provide conversation starters for facilitated group discussions.
Jailhouse Antique Shop, formerly the only jail in the South County area and was built around 1937. It later became Ellen's Beauty Corner and then Harvey's Barbershop. The beauty shop was the first African American licensed hair salon in southern Anne Arundel County. GCCO has partnered with the new owner and will conduct tours during the 2020 Maryland Day celebration on Sunday afternoon.
Galesville Heritage Society at Galesville Memorial Hall
952 Main St, Galesville, MD 20765
Join native Galesvillian, Eric Steinlein for a display of maritime hunting and trapping tools. The collection is from the 1950's and 60's but curiously are no longer used today. Eric will be on hand to answer your questions about the tools and their uses.
Governor Calvert House
58 State Circle Annapolis MD
1pm - 4pm
Explore the 17th century greenhouse heating system under the plexiglass floor of the lovely Governor Calvert House. This historic inn was renovated in the 1980's when the site was discovered and then preserved under a 'glass' floor. It is modeled after Roman designs that date from 300BC. A costumed interpreter provided by Historic Annapolis on hand to answer questions and help you explore this hidden treasure in Annapolis.
43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis
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.
Kunta Kinta - Alex Haley Memorial
Randal Street and Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD
All day, every day
Visit the site of Kunta Kinte’s arrival from Gambia and take in the messages from the Story Wall featuring quotes from Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
Maryland Day Festival on Market Space
11am - 5pm
Enjoy local foods including oysters,crab cakes, and more. Plus Maryland craft beers and live local bands all afternoon.
18 State Circle Annapolis
11am-5pm * Free
View fine art, jewelry and crafts from Maryland artists. Receive 10% off all Maryland artists.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
801 Chase Street Annapolis MD
Maryland Hall's 40TH Birthday Party Open House is complete with birthday cake!The day features greetings with Paul Reed Smith, art demonstrations, live music, dance performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities, childrens crafts and food trucks. A concert by the Naval Academy Band caps off the day!
100 State Circle, Annapolis
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.
ID required to enter if you are over 21.
1 Dock Street Annapolis
10 am – 6pm
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 handicapped accessible)
St. John’s College - Mitchell Gallery - Mellon Hall
60 College Ave, Annapolis 21401
Explore American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection. This lovely exhibition of Native American artistry dates from1200 to 1850.
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.
26 West Street and City Dock
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.
Watermark Tours - Harbor Cruise of Annapolis and USNA
11am- 6pm - Under the red umbrella at the end of Annapolis City Dock
Free for children under 11 years of age w/a paying adult
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!
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street Annapolis
Take a guided, half hour tour of this lovely period home and explore the 2 acre pleasure garden.