Annapolis Photos: Images of the Maryland State Capital

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Annapolis City Dock

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Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland and the sailing capital of America, is a beautiful historical seaport situated along the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis is a popular place to visit, especially during the summer months. See photos of Annapolis and get a glimpse of some of the attractions and events that take place in this scenic historic town.

The Annapolis City Dock, as shown above, is a showplace for boats, as well as a central gathering spot for visitors.

 

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Aerial of US Naval Academy Chapel

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The US Naval Academy is one of the most visited attractions in Annapolis, Maryland. You can tour the campus on your own or take a guided tour. Many events  on the campus are open to the public including musical and theatrical events, religious services and athletic games. Visitors enjoy watching the noon formation (weather and schedule permitting), Monday through Friday during the academic year and Monday through Saturday during the summer.

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Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial

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The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, dedicated to the author of "Roots," is located at the City Dock in the heart of Annapolis. It is the only memorial in the country that commemorates the actual name and place of arrival of an enslaved African. The Memorial consists of three distinct areas: the Alex Haley sculpture group, Compass Rose, and Story Wall.

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Annapolis, an aerial view

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Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland and the sailing capital of America, is a beautiful historical seaport situated along the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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Annapolis Harbor

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The City Dock is referred to as "Ego Alley" because visitors like to come in close with their boats to flaunt their wealth.

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Sailboat Racing

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Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland and the sailing capital of America, is a beautiful historical seaport situated along the Chesapeake Bay. Sailboat races are held in Annapolis every Wednesday evening throughout the warmer months of the year. 
 

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Banneker-Douglass Museum

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The Banneker-Douglass Museum is an African American history museum in downtown Annapolis. The Permanent Exhibit: Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through present day. 

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Sailboat Shows

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Boat shows are popular annual events held in Annapolis Harbor.  The Annapolis Boat Shows offer the opportunity for boaters to check out the latest and the best boats and accessories on the market.

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Charles Carroll House and Garden

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The Charles Carroll House, a national historic landmark, was the home of the first Attorney General of Maryland who settled here in 1706. The property is one of fifteen surviving birthplaces of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in the United States. It is open to the public for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from early June through late September.  

 

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Church Circle

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St. Anne's Episcopal Church, located in Church Circle, was the first church in Annapolis, founded in 1692, to serve as the parish church, one of the original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland.

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Colonial Guides

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Annapolis has an interested history. Walking tours of the historic area are given by guides in colonial dress.

 

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A Bushel of Crabs

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Blue crabs are the signature seafood of Maryland. Annapolis is a great place to enjoy crabs, with dozens of restaurants to choose from along the waterfront.

 

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Historic LondonTown and Gardens

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Historic LondonTown and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park located near Annapolis, on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland.

 

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Main Street

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Annapolis is a quaint historic town with cobblestone streets. It is a fun place to explore on foot, with lots of historic homes, shops and restaurants.

 

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Maryland Inn

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The Maryland Inn is an historic hotel in the heart of Annapolis just across the street from the State House.

 

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Maryland State House

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The Maryland State House is the oldest state house still in legislative use. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. The Maryland State House is the offices of the Maryland General Assembly, the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate, the Maryland Governor and Lt. Governor.

 

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Maryland Seafood Festival

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The Maryland Seafood Festival is held each September in downtown Annapolis featuring The Capital Crab Soup Cook-off, live music performances, craft booths and family activities. 
 

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Midshipmen 1

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Midshipmen march in a marching band during many of the town's annual events.

 

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US Naval Academy Band

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The US Naval Academy Band performs at many special events throughout the year in downtown Annapolis.

 

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Old Senate Chambers

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You can take a tour of the Old Senate in Annapolis and see where the Continental Congress originally met.
 

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Schooner Woodwind

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The Schooner Woodwind is a sightseeing sailboat that takes excursions from Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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William Paca House

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The William Paca House is an 18th century Georgian mansion that was the home of one of the founding fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence.

 

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St. Johns College

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St. John's College is a co-educational, four year liberal arts college that focuses on the classics of literature, philosophy, theology, psychology, political science, economics, history, mathematics, laboratory sciences, and music.

 

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Lighthouse at Thomas Point

Lighthouse at Thomas Point
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The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a historic light station in Annapolis and the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. It is a National Historic Landmark. 

 

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Thurgood Marshall Memorial Statue

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The Thurgood Marshall Memorial Statue, located at Lawyers' Mall, College Ave. & Rowe Blvd. in Annapolis, Maryland, is a tribute to the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

 

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Another view of the US Naval Academy

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The US Naval Academy has an impressive and beautiful campus located right on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

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US Naval Academy Chapel

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The US Naval Academy has a beautiful chapel on its campus.

 

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