William Paca House & Garden

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William Paca House & Garden


This five-part Georgian mansion was built in the 1760s by William Paca, one of Maryland’s four Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the state’s third Governor. Carefully restored by Historic Annapolis beginning in 1965, today it is recognized as one of the finest 18th-century homes in the country and a National Historic Landmark. Guided tours of the house, which features period furnishings and paintings, reveal the inner workings of an upper-class household in colonial and revolutionary Annapolis.

Painstakingly restored to its original splendor using details drawn from historic artwork and archaeological excavations, the two-acre colonial William Paca Garden is a picturesque retreat from the bustle of the city. Visitors can view native and heirloom plants while exploring the terraced landscape’s formal Parterres, naturalistic Wilderness, and practical Kitchen garden. The charming Summerhouse beckons guests to cross the latticework bridge over a fish-shaped pond. The garden frequently hosts weddings, receptions, and other special events.


Hours and Admission:

At this time, Hogshead, Waterfront Warehouse, and the James Brice House remain closed to the public. The William Paca House also remains closed for tours.

The William Paca Garden will reopen on April 15.

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View the Paca House and Garden Guide.

Telephone: (410) 990-4543
Address: 186 Prince George St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Virtual Experiences:

The Historic Annapolis Facebook page shares curators secrets with #CuratorsCorner, tours of their gardens with #TodayInTheGarden, and updates from their expert staff with #WorkFromHomeWednesday.


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