"Founding Gardeners" Lecture for Two or William Paca House & Garden Tour for Two from Historic Annapolis (Up to 60% Off)

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Tours meander through fully restored colonial-era home with 2-acre garden; event illuminates little-known facts about Founding Fathers

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History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

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The "Founding Gardeners" lecture, led by author Andrea Wulf, will reflect on the agriculture, gardening, and botany that contributed to the elemental passions of America’s Founding Fathers. The lecture takes place at St. Anne’s Church.

A National Historic Landmark, the William Paca House & Garden maintains its original colonial-era grandeur with the help of dedicated archaeologists, historians, and gardeners. Tours, which begin each hour and last approximately 45 minutes, meander through two floors of the 18th-century home, where rooms are filled with ornate furnishings as well as Paca family silver and ceramics. Guests can next embark on self-led tours in the 2-acre garden, marked by multitier terraces with geometric parterres, a fish-shaped pond, and a diversity of bright, native blooms.

Historic Annapolis at St. John’s College

Historic Annapolis at St. John’s College preserves and celebrates the area’s rich social and political history with tours of the colonial city and its landmark homes. The nonprofit group restored the Paca House & Garden, National Historic Landmark, to its colonial-era glory so that visitors could wander the rooms and gardens and travel back in time to an era teeming with revolutionary political ideas and patriotism. A historical museum holds exhibits that illuminate the past, such as a six-foot-by-six-foot model of 18th-century Annapolis and a wormhole to Ben Franklin’s kite shop. At Hogshead at 43 Pinkney Street, living history presentations immerse visitors in the language and thoughts of long-ago citizens. Historic Annapolis also hosts a variety of public events, from historical interpreters presenting on colonial life to summer camps for burgeoning history buffs.

Customer Reviews

We enjoyed it. We had a good time.
Sandra L. · November 27, 2012
Great tour. very interesting.
Fran F. · September 30, 2012
An interesting tour.
Christine C. · August 26, 2012
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    186 Prince George St.

    Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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    Church Circle

    Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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