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Grasonville, MD 21638
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Arts & Museums
Encompassing nine exhibit buildings, this maritime museum is designed to educate and preserve the cultural and maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay region through exhibits as well as special programs, events and workshops. The museum includes a lighthouse and the world's largest collection of traditional bay boats.
The Square was a feature of the original plan for the town of St. Michaels, and currently two circa 1860 buildings, display artifacts and memorabilia from the early days. The "Mechanics Bell" which measured the working day for carpenters in the nearby shipyard is housed here and is rung every day. Walking tours are available anytime with 48 hours' notice.
The Naval Academy Museum exhibits ship models, flags, paintings, uniforms, swords, firearms, nautical instruments, and personal memorabilia that relate to the history of the Navy in the United States from Colonial times to the present. Using a variety of presentations, the museum
Breathe in the salty air of the Chesapeake Bay as you visit The Annapolis Maritime Museum. Committed to preserving and disseminating knowledge of the maritime history of Annapolis, this museum conducts exhibits in the Barge House and the McNasby's Oyster Packing Company building. The museum also conducts tours to the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, which is the last of the screw pile lighthouses to be found in the Unites States. Besides education, the museum is a site for great entertainment in the form of the annual summer concert series. The Barge House is also regularly used for lectures, concerts and other educational activities.
Guided tours of the 18th and 19th century restored homes in Easton.
A two-story 1820s schoolhouse, with the very best of regional and nationally known art. The building features a light-flooded atrium, an adjoining enclosed courtyard, and galleries.
The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, pictorial displays, a theatre showing the award-winning film, "To Lead and to Serve," an extensive gift shop, guided walking tours of the Naval Academy, a sample midshipman room, Freedom 7 space capsule, an original Dahlgren boat howitzer, the original wooden figurehead of the USS Delaware, and more.
Now the Museum Store, this two-story brick building, just across from the City Dock, stored provisions for local troops during the Revolutionary War. It burned in 1790 and was rebuilt around 1810. Today the restored 19th-century warehouse offers distinctive reproductions, ship models, books, hand-blown glassware, and many other items that relate to or reflect the rich maritime history of Annapolis.
The Hammond - Harwood House reflects Colonial style architecture. Designed by William Buckland, this exquisite home is a center-piece of elegance. The brick house features wide collections of royal furnishings along with colonial artworks and paintings. Standing out for its premium architecture, the historic home is not to be missed. For any further details, do visit the website or call ahead.
Home of Samual Chase, the Chase-Lloyd House is well known as an architectural marvel. The place dates back to 1769 and is still used as a residence for retired women. Most parts of the house, including the gardens are open to public for limited hours, so ensure that you call ahead before you plan.
The largest art gallery in Annapolis, the McBride Gallery exhibits and sells the finest contemporary art. It features several rooms of original pastels, watercolors, sculptures, photography, and prints. Artists who are represented here include Michael Kahn, Yvonne Hartmann Smith, Sherrill Cooper, Margaret Graham Kranking, Gavin Brooks, John Bannon, Geraldine McKeown, and Scott Woolever.
Begun in 1968, by a group of local artists, this gallery promotes and exhibits local artworks and is an outlet for regional artists who work in all media and styles, with exhibits changing monthly. Through the support of contemporary art and artists, this gallery plays a role in keeping the arts healthy, alive, and growing.