While a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Annapolis in terra firma style and comfort with today's Groupon for an Annapolis by Candlelight Tour hosted annually by the Historic Annapolis Foundation. Behold the city’s finest architecture during a self-guided and self-paced walking tour (a $30 value for non-members) on Friday, November 5 or Saturday, November 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Most people complete their sightseeing expedition in two hours, touring homes in the historic district along Duke of Gloucester, Conduit, Charles, and Market Streets. Bring a flashlight to cut through the magical night with light, and if you bring an appetite, several local restaurants will offer discounts to candlelight tourists. Check your program for a list of participating eateries.
- Ticket holders will get the treat to view private turn-of-the century homes located in the Historic District – Gibson's Lodgings
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.
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