Shiplap House, Annapolis

Shiplap House, Annapolis

Built around 1715, the Shiplap House is one of the oldest buildings in Annapolis, which still retains the beauty of its time. The traditional red brick house name "shiplap" comes from its design, meaning a technique used for shipbuilding which is actually the process of siding the exterior on the building's rear. The Shiplap's House owner was Edward Smith who also lived there with his wife and kept it as an inn and a tavern. As it is a beautiful architectural piece, the house is marked as a national landmark and is the office of the Historic Annapolis Foundation.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Shiplap House
Sight Location: Annapolis, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Annapolis Historic Houses Tour  

Walking Tours in Annapolis, Maryland

City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

In addition to the historic houses of Annapolis, the city is home to more great pieces of culture and history, such as the First Presbyterian Church and St. Mary's Parish, the fabulous Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in the City Dock, etc. You will also be able to take a walk to the Eastport neighborhood to see the Maritime Museum and get familiar with the boating community of Annapolis.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis

Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis

As Annapolis is the sailing capital of Maryland, the city enjoys numerous exciting places offering great beer and seafood till late at night. There are pubs, saloons and bars, the majority of them hosting live music nights, as well as different contests. This guide will introduce you to the nightlife in Annapolis, and will also allow you to try its specialty seafood and drinks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Annapolis Historic Houses Tour

Annapolis Historic Houses Tour

Annapolis is an attractive city and its landmarks bustle with five parts red brick mansions, all of them under 2 1/2-storeys. You will also find splendid mansion interiors with accents on woodwork or other elements of the prevailing Georgian style. Take a walk through the great tale of little historic houses in Annapolis.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Shopping Tour in Annapolis

Shopping Tour in Annapolis

As Annapolis has a rich history and culture, the city is bursting with amazing stores offering primarily handmade art. Annapolis is a place where you cannot feel the difference between a gallery and a shop, because of the love and beauty with which these are nurtured. There are also great shops that sell interesting stuff like NAVY apparel or the world's most famous comics like Batman. Experience the Annapolis shopping scene.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

Established in 1845 under George Bancroft, the US Naval Academy is Annapolis' most prominent complex, situated right at the confluence of Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. The Academy's campus has on its territory some of the most beautiful structures in the city. Following this guide, you will find a variety of attractions, including the museum, outstanding buildings, some monuments, the observatory and the cemetery of the Naval Academy.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Annapolis Downtown Walking Tour

Annapolis Downtown Walking Tour

The core of Annapolis is home to the city's greatest sights. All these structures laid in brick form the architectural scene in Annapolis. Maryland Statehouse, St. Anne's Church, the famous Maryland Inn and others will make you experience history and culture in Annapolis. Join the tour to see the city's beautiful downtown area.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km