Although we don’t have any big reopenings to announce this weekend, we wanted to let you know about an upcoming opening as well as activities taking place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area so you can consider making our partners part of your weekend plans.
Openings and Activities
Tours are a great socially distanced activity, so this weekend, join a Watermark tour focused on local history. During their Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour, you can stroll through the charming streets of the historic district with your colonial attired guide who will share the unique history and culture of 18th century Annapolis. Tours are Thursday-Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm. With the Colonial Annapolis and William Paca Walking Tour, you’ll enjoy every stop on the regular Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour, then continue on to the beautiful and spacious William Paca Garden for a guided tour among this two acre oasis of natural beauty originally constructed in the 1760’s. Tours are Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm. Finally, even summer’s a good time for a ghost story. On the Historic Ghost Tour a spirited period-dressed guide will lead you by candlelight through downtown Annapolis and tell stories of unexplained footsteps, the Gravedigger, and souls hanged to save room in local jails. Tours are Friday and Saturday, 8:00-9:30pm
Although you’ll need to wait until the weekend is over, if you’re a member of Hammond-Harwood House we have exciting news! Beginning Monday, August 3rd, they’re welcoming members back to the museum for a soft opening week. This is a special opportunity for members only the first week to enjoy the Hammond-Harwood House and see their two new exhibitions, Decadent Décor: Global Imports in an Early American Port City and Slavery at Hammond-Harwood House. Hours are 12:00-5:00 pm daily, closed on Tuesdays. Tours will be offered by reservation only and the number of people in each tour group will be limited.
Reminder! These Sites Are Already Open
At Historic Annapolis, the William Paca Gardens remain open. Guided tours will be offered daily at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm. These tours are limited to 6 people. Please Note: You and your guests may be mixed with other groups, with a maximum number of 6 persons on the tour.
The grounds and historic area of Historic London Town and Gardens are also open, although due to an HVAC malfunction, the William Brown House is closed for the foreseeable future. While you’re there, join the Mini Succulents Workshop this Saturday, August 1, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Celebrate summer by creating a mini potted succulent garden. This workshop was originally planned for Earth Day in April, so let’s continue where we left off and create miniature gardens all about positivity, motivation, and inspiration.
The Galesville Heritage Museum is open to the public as well. Museum hours are 1:00 -4:00 pm every Sunday. The Galesville Heritage Society (GHS) invites all Galesville residents and those interested in Galesville to visit.
Finally, this Sunday, August 2, will be another First Sunday Arts Festival. Shop the the region’s premier monthly art and craft festival in Annapolis Maryland in person (with social distancing) or online.
Enjoy your weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area!