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William Paca House, Annapolis

William Paca House, Annapolis (must see)

The William Paca House is a historic landmark in Annapolis. The house was constructed in 1765, with its architecture designed by William Paca himself. The Paca House and Garden were built in Georgian style and consist of five brickwork parts. These are the central 2 1/2-storey blocks on a higher platform, the latter being flanked by symmetrical 1 1/2-storey end pavilions. The parts are connected by 1 1/2-storey hyphens. The building's beautiful interior boasts original woodwork and other decorations, keeping the style of the Georgian Era. The William Paca House is an important piece of history and architecture, as it pertains to the Declaration of Independence. The gardens represent precise geometric parterres of three-season blooming flowers, recreating the 18th century garden, familiar from books and letters. Both house and garden are open for visitors Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM (last tour at 3.30 PM).

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Sight Name: William Paca House
Sight Location: Annapolis, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Annapolis, Maryland

Create Your Own Walk in Annapolis

Create Your Own Walk in Annapolis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Annapolis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Annapolis Downtown Walking Tour

Annapolis Downtown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
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: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Art Galleries Walking Tour in Annapolis

Art Galleries Walking Tour in Annapolis

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Annapolis Introduction Walk

Annapolis Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Shopping Tour in Annapolis

Shopping Tour in Annapolis

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles