Maryland Day Weekend in Annapolis - Anne Arundel Moms

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck links and event details, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. Thanks for your help! 

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Event Series Event Series: Maryland Day Weekend in Annapolis

Maryland Day Weekend in Annapolis

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Maryland Day 2024 – preliminary list of events – All free or $1


Maryland Day Weekend is a unique heritage based group of events in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County. Maryland Day celebrations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are a hit with family and friends getting together to experience the local history, culture and heritage of the region. Many know we have the signers of the Declaration of Independence calling the area home, regional arts destinations like Maryland Hall and our rich maritime history with the Chesapeake Bay but we have a lot of great surprises you might not be aware of. Plan to visit Annapolis for the Weekend as we open our doors to over 20 locations for free or just $1 and give you fun affordable reasons to experience the area with all your friends and family.

Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park – Museum Campus
Friday and Sunday
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
723 Second Street, Annapolis, 21403
Come join our craft table, where you will learn about the wide variety of wildlife found in the
Chesapeake Bay and how they impact life in Annapolis. Create your own creature from reusable
materials to take home with you.

Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park – Park Campus
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dawn to Dusk
7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis, 21403
Come explore our 12-acre park campus, complete with walking trails and lovely views of Back Creek and
the Severn River, while completing a self-guided treasure hunt to find the goodies hidden in our

Annapolis Tours by Watermark
1:00pm – 2:30pm
188 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401
The Everything Tour – Join Mistress Mary as she leads guests through the Historic District. You’ll get a
little history, a splash of scandal, some mysterious ghost stories, and much more on this entertaining
sampler of Watermark’s various walking tours.

Annapolis Tours by Watermark
10am – 2pm
188 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401
Colonial Open House – Join our colonial tour guides for an interactive experience of learning about life in
the 18th century. Enjoy games, activities, and a take home craft. All ages welcome!

Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab
Saturday, Sunday
10 am – 4 pm
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Dig into local history at the Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab! View a wide variety of artifacts from
recent excavations across Anne Arundel County, from 19th-century African-American tenant farms to
13,000-year-old Native American camps. Kids and adults can try their hand at sorting artifacts, discover
educational resources about local history, and learn how to get involved in archaeological digs and
lab work, right here in Anne Arundel County.

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Sunrise to Sunset

Explore Anne Arundel County’s Natural and Cultural Heritage Parks and Sites during the Maryland Day Celebration weekend.

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

275 Harry S Truman Parkway

Annapolis MD 21401

Celebrating its 43rd year, this farmers market has all the local and crafts people that make Annapolis and the surrounding area interesting and fun. Fresh produce and other products.

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Crofton Library


1681 Riedel Rd Crofton, MD 21114

(410) 222-7915,

In celebration of Maryland Day, join Crofton Library in learning about The Piscataway, who were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River in 1608. Today, the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long standing traditions, culture and heritage of their indigenous ancestors.

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Discoveries: the Library at the Mall


2550 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis MD 21401


Mark Maryland Day with a celebration of our state flower. Plant your own black-eyed susan, create a state flower craft and check out one of the recent Black-Eyed Susan book award nominees!

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Maryland City at Russett Community Library


3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD 20724


Try your hand at painting with acrylics on crab shells. Some examples will be provided to spur your imagination. All supplies provided.

Anne Arundel County Public Library
Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library


1410 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401


Come celebrate Maryland Day with fun family crafts and activities highlighting the past and present of our great state!

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Odenton Library


1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton 21113

(410) 222-6277,

Visit the Odenton Library’s children’s area for a display of books about Maryland and a scavenger hunt featuring women in Maryland history.

AnneArrundell County Free School Museum
1:00 – 4:00 pm
1298 Lavall Drive, Davidsonville, MD 21035
The AnneArrundell County Free School Museum will be highlighting Colonial Education as part of the
Maryland Day For All 2024 celebration. Colonial lessons will be taught. A schoolmaster will
demonstrate how he supplemented his income by farming on the school property. A schoolmarm will
demonstrate the preparation of johnnycakes and will provide a sampling. Other educational activities
and colonial toys will be included as well. Come meet colonial characters and learn their stories.

Banneker-Douglass Museum
Friday, Saturday
10am – 4pm
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis MD 21401
Maryland Day Family Drop-in and Special Exhibition Tour
Join Banneker-Douglass Museum as we celebrate Maryland Day with this special Family Drop-In Day
and Exhibition Tour. Attendees are invited to participate in a docent-led tour highlighting the museum’s
current exhibit, REVISIT/REIMAGINE, a visual masterpiece dedicated to the Year of Civil Rights. After the
tour, visitors are welcome to join us for an artistically crafted family activity led by a local Maryland-based
Visitors can also learn how African Americans throughout Maryland made lasting changes for all
Americans through the museum’s permanent exhibit, Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African
Americans in Maryland. This exhibition provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from
1633 through the Civil Rights Era.

Benson – Hammond House
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7101 Aviation Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Creating a Maryland Family Tree, as well as self guided tours of the Benson- Hammond House. The
house displays quilts, clothing, artifacts and the history of truck farming in Anne Arundel County.

Captain Avery Museum


1-4 p.m.

1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side MD 20764

Museum Exhibit Space open 1-4 p.m. with two speaker events: 1-2:30 p.m., “Shady Side Spirits,” Sandra Olivetti Martin. For Maryland’s 390th anniversary, meet a clutch of citizens whose contributions to Shady Side have fed the rich flow of Maryland history. 3-4 p.m., “Chesapeake Bay Watermen,” Meet a local waterman and learn about lodern watermen’s livelihoods and their contribution to our Chesapeake Bay heritage.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis

Saturday and Sunday


107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401


Chase Home – Chase-Lloyd House


10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Chase Home will present “The Chase-Lloyd House:250 years.” The story of the National Historic Landmark, the Chase-Lloyd House, its architecture and archeological finds; the story of the Chase Home mission to support women with housing insecurity; the story of the Chase-Lloyd House, Dependency and the lives of the slaves who lived there; and finally the story of our Bay-wise garden. Guests will be taken on a tour of the Chase-Lloyd House, the Dependency and the 6,000 square foot bay-wise garden.

Chesapeake Arts Center

Saturday and Sunday

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Maryland-themed coaster making in the MakerSpace Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm Free Choose from a series of Maryland-inspired templates and create your very own coaster to take home with you. All materials and supplies are included as part of the activity. Stories & Art in the Galleries: “Chesapeake Bay Walk” Saturday, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Join us for our newest family program: Stories & Art in the Galleries! Children will enjoy a story and complimentary age-appropriate art activity while viewing CAC’s latest gallery exhibit. We’re reading “Chesapeake Bay Walk” an inviting story about all the amazing creatures and vegetation along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay . After the story, children will be invited to make collages inspired by the Bay! This program is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register for each child individually. Stories & Art is geared towards children ages 2-6. Caregivers must be present. On Sunday, the galleries are open, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Saturday and Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis 21403
1$ ADMISSION to the Chesapeake Children Museum featuring themed playrooms involving nature, art,
theater, Culture Carriers and our 1918 Room.
Explore our 5 acre park with a self-guided tour of Native American plants as well as a musical playground and truck pit.

Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery (Friends of the Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery)


11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Crownsville and Marbury Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

Maryland Day Visitation of the Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery

Deale Area Historical Society



389 Deale Road, Tracys Landing, Maryland 20779

On Saturday, March 23, the Deale Area Historical Society will open the Deale Museum and other historic structures located in the Historic Village at Herrington Harbour North.  Docents will be available to answer your questions and tell you about the Village as well as the heritage and history of Deale, a small fishing community on the western shore.  There are several restaurants within walking distance as well so come visit South County and share a day of history with your family.

Galesville Heritage Society


1-4 p.m.

988 Main Street, Galesville, MD 20765

Visit the Galesville Heritage Museum and explore local and South County history.  Learn about the people who built the framework for the Galesville village as we know it today, and who would lay the foundation for the surrounding area.  Search through videos, photos, artifacts, and the enlightening “Stories of Stores” videos.  Docents will be onsite to answer questions.

Goshen Farm Preservation Society

Saturday and Sunday


Virtual Farm House and Garden Tours

Hammond-Harwood House
12-5 PM
19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401
Experience a special Maryland Day opening with a new exhibition focused on the 250th anniversary of the Hammond-Harwood House. Docent volunteers will be guiding tours.

Historic Annapolis
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Friday 10 am – 5 pm / Saturday 11 am – 3 pm / Sunday 10 am – 3pm
Waterfront Warehouse – 4 Pinkney Street Annapolis, MD 21401(410)990-4543
Visit a rare surviving example of a small Annapolis waterfront warehouse from the 18th century. Today
you’ll discover the model of our city, circa the late 18th century, featuring a birds-eye view of the historic

Historic Annapolis
Friday, Sunday
Friday 10 am – 5 pm / Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
Visit the William Paca Garden and enjoy the 2-acre oasis of natural beauty laid by William Paca while he
built his five-part Georgian Mansion. Although many Colonial Annapolitans had gardens, only his garden
was returned to its original splendor.

Historic Annapolis
11 am – 3 pm
Hogshead – 43 Pinkney Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
Take a short walk down Pinkney Street to Hogshead, where you’ll find colonial tradespeople working hard on their trades. You may find a cobbler, baker, midwife or printer, sharing their skills.

Historic Annapolis
11 am – 3 pm
William Paca House & Garden – 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
Encounter the past as our living historian volunteers bring the William Paca House and Garden to life.
Hear the voices of the day, sharing their news and experiences. Enjoy family-friendly activities! Advance
registration recommended, walk-ins welcome.

Historic Annapolis
11 am – 3 pm
Museum of Historic Annapolis – 99 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4754
Tour the exhibit, “Annapolis: An American Story” at the Museum of Historic Annapolis and step into over
400 years of our shared history!

Historic Baldwin Hall
1-3 PM
1358 Millersville Road, Millersville MD 21108
Celebrate Maryland Day by visiting our replica 1840’s schoolhouse. Stop by and join our docents between 1 and
3 PM on Sunday, March 24 to learn more about education in the mid-19th century and a little of the
history of the Severn Cross Roads Area. We’ll be sharing apple cider and cookies for our visitors. We
look forward to seeing you.

Historic Hancock’s Resolution Farm Park
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2795 Bayside Beach Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Explore the farm on a Family scavenger Hunt. Then return to the Barn Visitor Center and locate squares
about things you saw on the Coming Together Story Quilt. Find a square on the quilt that is not on the
farm. What story does that square tell? Costumed docents will answer your questions. Come visit us.

Historic Linthicum Walks

Saturday, Sunday

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00, Sunday 12:00 – 4:00

2295 Davidsonville Road. Gambrills

Experience agrarian life in the eighteenth and nineteenth century as we demonstrate different daily tasks on the Linthicum Family homestead.

Historic London Town and Gardens
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater MD 21037
Immerse yourself in the past and take in the spring splendor of our gardens this Maryland Day weekend
at Historic London Town & Gardens. Join interactive tours to hear stories about the past residents and
buildings of the colonial port town and learn about the many varieties of plants that grow in our 10-acre
woodland gardens. Meet with living history interpreters dressed in colonial clothing, explore our exhibits 
full of artifacts, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of London Town.

Homestead Gardens


10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035

The Davidsonville Area Civic Association’s Annual Green Expo celebrates Maryland Day. The event features vendors and exhibitors from our community who offer sustainable choices and information about environmentally-friendly products, lawn and garden techniques, agricultural practices, energy use, recycling, transportation options, land use and conservation. Hosted by Homestead Gardens at our Davidsonville store, this event is free.

Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

5 Crain Hwy SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

FREE research assistance and access to the library collection and on-site computers.

Maryland Avenue and State Circle Merchants Association


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

There’s no better place to celebrate Maryland Day than on Maryland Avenue! Bring your family & friends to stroll our beautiful historic street and enjoy entertainment, historical actors, refreshments in shops, Maryland makers, and more!

Maryland Hall


1 – 3:30 p.m.

801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Celebrating Indigenous artists of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Hall’s Maryland Day program will highlight the state and practices of indigenous arts and crafts in and around Maryland and bring attention to the neglected history of Indigenous people in our region. Join us at 1:00 PM to learn from Ayanna Proctor (Piscataway and Susquehannock). Ayanna Proctor works in a variety of traditional and/or historical tribal art forms, including brain tanning leather, quillwork, wampum, and jewelry, and provides historical interpretation work, focusing especially on seventeenth-century Piscataway tribal histories. Ayanna will present traditional items such as pots, animal hides, wampum etc. and answer questions from visitors. At 2:00 PM, enjoy the music and dance performance led by Louis Campbell (Lumbee), a respected dancer and regalia maker in the Baltimore area. Following the performance, a panel discussion will be held with the participation of Rico Newman (Choptico Band of Indians, Piscataway Conoy Tribe), a respected elder, former Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian cultural specialist, finger weaver, and educator. 

 This event is FREE.

Maryland League of Conservation Voters


Noon to 1 p.m.


Learn how environmental laws are made in Maryland and find out how you can get involved in passing good environmental policy by joining us for a special edition of “Friday Digest” – a FREE online webinar

Maryland State House
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
100 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401
Visit the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. With many exhibits, memorials, historic documents related to the Continental Congress and notable Americans.

Odenton Heritage Society
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1367 Odenton Road, Odenton, Maryland
The War Close to Home: U-boat Attacks on Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay Shipping, 1942-1945
During World War II, Maryland joined the fight against German submarine attacks on supply ships in the
Atlantic Ocean and on the mid-Atlantic coast. In this new display, discover the heroism of a Naval
Academy graduate who sank a U-boat off the North Carolina coast. Learn about a damaged Navy
destroyer and other ship explosions that revealed German mines planted at the mouth of Chesapeake
Bay, halting ship traffic to Baltimore. Pay tribute to a Navy guard from Odenton whose merchant ship was
torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about a Baltimore pilot whose B-24 bomber “Tidewater Tillie”
sank a U-boat in the Atlantic.

Our Legacy Tours


Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis, MD 21401

Multi-Cultural Tour of Annapolis (Including Iconic Civil Rights Sites)

Cost: $1.00

Pride of Baltimore II

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock

Come out and enjoy FREE deck tours and more on Pride of Baltimore ll, all three days of Maryland Day Celebration 2024

Scenic Rivers Land Trust
10 am
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Join Scenic Rivers Land Trust staff for a guided hike of the permanently protected Contee Farm portion of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus. Learn the history of the land and take in spectacular views. The hike is approximately 2-3 miles on gravel trails and through fields. All ages welcome. Pets are not permitted on the SERC campus.
This event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open on March 1. Visit to register.

Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis


2-4 p.m.

301 Chester Avenue, Annapolis MD  21403

Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis is a private yacht club based in Annapolis, Maryland, that has been in operation since 1959. Visit our Open House on Saturday from 2-4, free.

SERC – Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8-5:30; Woodlawn House open from 10am -2pm
647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD 21037
Come visit SERC for hiking on all three days and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the
oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also, on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed education center and the Rhode River.

United States Naval Academy – USNA


10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

52 King George Street, Annapolis MD 21401

Come make a keepsake oyster shell in our Visitor Center. This activity will be available from 10am – 3pm or as supplies last. Government issued I.D. is required for entry for 18 and older. #gonavy

Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

26 West Street, and Annapolis City Dock

Make our Visitors Center on West Street or our Visitor Information Kiosk at City Dock your first stop for everything you need to know about the events happening throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County during Maryland Day Weekend. Our trained volunteer information specialists can answer your questions, make recommendations, provide you with Maryland Day literature, and help map out an itinerary that’s perfect for you!

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

Friday, Saturday

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Come out to see the first glimpse of a whole new collection of Oral Histories telling the stories of graduates of Wiley H. Bates High School. 


March 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Annapolis, MD United States + Google Map

Join The Anne Arundel Moms Community

Stay up-to-date with what's happening in-and-around Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with local events, community highlights, and exclusive deals.