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William Paca Garden

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Address: 186 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1724
Phone Number: +1 410-267-7619
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This garden is a perfect example of a pre-Revolutionary War garden.

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Pretty historic garden behind an historic house in downtown Annapolis

The garden is behind one of three historic houses open for visits in downtown historic Annapolis; the other two are the Hammond Harwood House and the Chase-Lloyd House. The guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pekin, Illinois
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Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is behind one of three historic houses open for visits in downtown historic Annapolis; the other two are the Hammond Harwood House and the Chase-Lloyd House. The guide we had was knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank Pippadude
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've attended a few events at the Paca House over the years, but just recently stopped in as we had an hour to kill before heading to something. It was a sleepy Monday afternoon and I was with my first-grade daughter. We just happened to catch a tour—and how lucky we were! Our guide was previously a history teacher—and made... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by here on a Sunday and the tour was okay. The gardens are lovely, but the house is fine. The guide was a bit patronizing and was a bit too heavy of a emphasis on the American revolution and less about the house itself.

Thank HannahSus
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited William Paca House and Garden on a beautiful Monday in October. The garden was tremendous - a fabulous restoration of an exquisite colonial garden. We happily paid the AAA discounted rate of $9 each for the full-house tour. The tour was given by a well-spoken woman who was both knowledgeable and appreciative of this really interesting property. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The gardens are really lovely unless they are ruined by a wedding tent but you can still walk around and see the area. We also took a tour of the historic home and learned a lot about the Paca family and 18th century Annapolis. I highly recommend if you want to experience some history instead of shopping the day away.

Thank SueMPA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The WIlliam Paca house is a nice example of a period house with lots of Paca-owned furniture and artifacts. The tour was particularly good because of the knowledge and personality of the docent, a former history teacher (whose name I forgot - sorry).

1 Thank PhillyTraveler49
kingston, ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

They have guides available. Either in the house or in the garden. A lot of work has gone into the restoration of both garden and house. The stories of how folks entertained at that time and the history of the house are interesting. As we were on a walking tour of Annapolis. I do not know the cost of entrance.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This house is worth a stop. The formal gardens are impressive. Right outside the main gate at USNA. Take the time to see this beautiful colonial home.

Thank 21412
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful house and wonderful gardens. A must see for anyone visiting Annapolis. Been there many times an looking to going back.

Thank Bill S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped in while doing the historic walk around Annapolis. What a nice surprise the gardens were! Such a large, unexpected space. The gardens were not in full bloom in the fall, but would probably be so impressive in the spring or summer. Did not take the house tour.

Thank Lisa R

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