Celebrate Independence Day with Historic Annapolis

Visit: William Paca House & Garden, Hogshead, Museum of Historic Annapolis, Waterfront Warehouse

June 29, 2023

Historic Annapolis was formed in 1952 when concerned citizens joined together to protect the city’s historic structures and character. Since then, many buildings have been preserved and offer the public a glimpse of what life what like in Annapolis in our past. Some of the buildings are open to visit during select days and times.  

On Independence Day weekend, you can visit four historic buildings during select hours and participate in special programming. Below you will find specific information for Independence Day weekend along with regular information so you can visit year round.      

4th of July Celebration

Location: William Paca House & Garden; Museum of Historic Annapolis; Hogshead; Waterfront Warehouse

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm 

The day will begin with an inspiring Naturalization Ceremony at 9 am – more information about that event is here.

Then, join Historic Annapolis for a 4th of July Celebration at the William Paca House & Garden, Hogshead, Waterfront Warehouse and the Museum of Historic Annapolis! Explore our historic sites as they are brought to life by our living history volunteers and special guests.

Cost: $10 General Admission; $8 HA Members & Volunteers and Military; $5 Children (3-17); Free for Children 2 and under

Admission fee includes entry to four HA sites: the William Paca House & Garden, Hogshead, the Museum of Historic Annapolis, and the Waterfront Warehouse! 

Museum of Historic Annapolis

Immerse yourself in the stories of the people of Annapolis – revolutionaries, visionaries, and champions in our nation’s continuing quest for liberty and justice – who helped to shape our American story across more than 400 years.

99 Main Street     410-990-4754    

Museum of Historic Annapolis Non-Holiday Information

Summer Hours:  Friday - Tuesday: 10am - 4pm

Click Here To Book Your Admission!  General admission $5, Children 7 and under Free

William Paca House and Garden

Take a guided tour of this five-part Georgian mansion built in the 1760s by William Paca, one of Maryland’s four Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the state’s third Governor. Explore the restored gardens, a two acre oasis of natural beauty in the bustling center of Annapolis’ Historic District.

186 Prince George Street     410-990-4543

William Paca House and Gardens Summer Hours (April – August):

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm

Hours may be subject to change due to weather, group tours, and special events.

Upcoming Special Hours:
Tuesday, July 4: 10 am – 2 pm (Join us for our 4th of July celebration!)
Thursday, July 6: 12 pm – 5 pm

Guided House Tour Admission Fees:
General Admission* – $12
Child (3-17) – $7
Historic Annapolis Members – Free
Children under 3 – Free
Museums for All** – Free

Click HERE to book your admission.

Waterfront Warehouse

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 landscape.

4 Pinkney Street     410-267-7619

Waterfront Warehouse Non-Holiday Information

The Waterfront Warehouse is free for all visitors.

Winter Hours (January – March/Maryland Day Weekend):
Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Monday through Thursday

Summer Hours (April/Maryland Day Weekend – August):
Open daily as able, 10 am – 4 pm

Fall Hours (September – October):
Friday – Monday: 10 am – 4 pm
Open as able Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Holiday Hours (November – December):
Friday – Monday: 10 am – 2 pm
Open as able Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday


This modest wood-frame structure is a rare surviving example of a building type that was common in 18th-century Annapolis. Hogshead served as barracks for military recruits during the Revolutionary War. 

43 Pinkney Street     410-267-7619

Hogshead Non-Holiday Information

Hours (April – November):
Open as available on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm

Please call 410.990.4543 to check hours.

Admission Fees:
Admission to Hogshead is pay-what-you-wish. Your donation supports HA’s mission-driven programs, exhibits, and educational outreach.

For more information:

Historic Annapolis