Historical Journey to Annapolis

For many of us, the joy of taking a vacation involves more than just having a few days off in a row. It’s the anticipation of going somewhere we have never visited before, the wonder of being able to spend concentrated time with our families, and in many cases, the fascination we feel when following the history of the place we have chosen to see! And if your journey to Annapolis is going to be all about the history, you’ve chosen the perfect place to start exploring, as Annapolis is filled with historical sites, attractions, and activities guaranteed to keep a history buff happy every minute of their stay.

The Thomas Point Shoal Light Station

There’s something fascinating about exploring old lighthouses and learning about the lives of the men who keep them, and the Thomas Point Shoal Light Station is a beautiful example that you may already recognize. Constructed in 1875, the iconic structure stands on stilts on rocky ground, and its red roof and white base is known around the world. Tours are offered, and while $85 a person could seem steep, learning the story behind the last screw pile lighthouse that still stands in its original location on the Chesapeake Bay makes it worth every penny.

Making Sure King George Got the Message

Annapolis was at the heart of the new nation 244 years ago, and if you want to walk in the footsteps of our forefathers, there are four homes in the area that were once owned by signers of the Declaration of Independence! The William Paca House (186 Prince George Street), Chase-Lloyd House (22 Maryland Avenue), Peggy Stewart House (207 Hanover Street), and the Charles Carroll House (107 Duke of Gloucester) are more than just grand estates—most of which you can tour—but are an integral part of the history of our nation!

The United States Naval Academy, 121 Blake Road

Established in 1845, this historical military establishment is famous around the globe for the quality graduates it releases into the world and for its Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, inside of which the Navy/Army football rivalry has played out many times. Offering tours for the general public, seeing the inside of this iconic academy has been known to convince youngsters that have no plans beyond high school to suddenly find their path takes them down the US Naval Academy Path.

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Activities in Annapolis for a Solo Traveler

The big city is the place to be for any solo traveler. Annapolis will keep you on the edge of your seat, so buckle up and get ready for these awesome adventures! If you’re traveling alone, make sure to hit our favorite activities in Annapolis for a solo adventure:

See the William Paca House & Garden

At William Paca House & Garden you can take a tour through a historic Georgian mansion. These tours are offered every half hour and only cost $10. You’ll get a unique perspective on 18th-century life in Maryland for the upper classes—beautiful home, blooming garden, and all.

Visit the U.S. Naval Academy

This is one of the most exclusive academies in all of America, and at the visitor’s center you can book a tour of the academy. See the morning military march in the courtyard and take a dive into the world of the U.S Navy. If you’re a history buff, then this is the activity for you!

Go to Rams Head On Stage

While the first two activities were quiet and educational, this one is anything but. This activity is a way to cut loose! Pay a visit to Rams Head On Stage, where different musical acts come and go year-round. Take a look at their calendar to see who’s playing when you’ll be in town. Ticket prices range from around $20 – $80, depending on what show you’re seeing. There are no rules here, so you’ll get everything from small one man wonders to full on rock bands when you go to a show at Rams Head.

Have a Quiet Day at Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse

Rejuvenate your soul with a relaxing day of coffee and reading. These old school bookshops are few and far between nowadays, and this one is really one of our favorite places to rest and recharge. Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse is an Annapolis treasure, and you’ll agree when you see the quaint exterior and the downright cozy interior.

Visit the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a great sightseeing spot. This landmark (built almost 150 years ago) is a lasting relic of an era gone by, and it’s the last of its kind. This lighthouse is both famous and surreal in its beauty, and that has made it one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. Take a tour of the interior, and of course, enjoy a boat ride to and from the lighthouse.

Spend Your Stay with At Home Annapolis

Fill your day with fun activities in Annapolis and fill your evenings with luxury and comfort. Head over to our rental catalog now to peruse the different vacation rental homes we offer, many of which are absolutely ideal in size and style for the solo traveler.