$10 for Admission to a Guided Tour for Two at the William Paca House & Garden in Annapolis (Up to $20 Value)


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Customer Reviews

44 Ratings

It was a beautiful place and we quite enjoyed the tour.
Catherine B. · November 6, 2011
Friendly staff and informative tour. Nearby parking is a challenge.
Paula G. · October 29, 2011
It was great for a one-time visit.
Lucy S. · October 26, 2011

What You'll Get

Though 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 $10, you and a guest get a guided tour of the William Paca House & Garden led by the Historic Annapolis Foundation (up to a $20 value). Children under 5 are admitted for free.

Built by William Paca, Declaration of Independence signer and Governor of Maryland from 1782–85, the dutifully restored colonial mansion exhibits many original features and accoutrements of the 18th century. The 40-minute tour lets guests follow docents through two floors of the historic building while stopping to view 18th century objects, including a chatelaine, etui, and an early television set. Guests may also overlook the two-acre terraced garden from the second-story porch chamber, or look through an English zograscope to see three-dimensional views of two-dimensional engravings of one-dimensional people. Visitors may take a self-paced tour of the multitiered garden at any time during visiting hours to observe the precise geometric parterres, period-style topiary, and beds of native plants. Groupon holders also receive 10 percent off at the Museum gift shop located at 77 Main Street.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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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