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Take a Tour

Looking for ways to join a tour while visiting the Four Rivers Heritage Area? There are three distinct ways to find what you’re looking for.

Guided Tours

In Annapolis, there are tons of different tours available. Join a guided tour of the United States Naval Academy for a peek into the history and tradition of this esteemed Annapolis institution. Take a tour of one of the city’s historic building like the Maryland State House, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Chase-Lloyd House, or the William Paca House and Gardens. Take a historic water cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. There’s always a tour to join. Click here for a full list of tours in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

If you are in Annapolis, stop into the Visitors Center on West Street for up to date information on daily tours and departure times.

Walking Tours

Consistently rated one of America’s most walkable cities, Annapolis is best experienced on foot. There are a number of guided walking tours available in the city, but there’s also a couple options to go it alone when you’re in town. The city’s Historic Walking Tour (available to view in the Visit Annapolis Visitors Guide) includes an easy-to-follow map of the city, highlighting 33 landmarks and visitor resources to make the most out of a walk around the small city. The Visitor Center is a great place to start, with friendly, knowledgeable volunteers to help you find anything you need. There’s also the AnnapolisNOW app – an interactive map at the palm of your hand that highlights points of interests as you stroll through Annapolis’ brick streets.

Download the AnnapolisNOW app today on iTunes or Google Play.

Driving Tour

If you have a little more time and are up for an adventure, head down to the beautiful Southern Anne Arundel County and take a popular driving tour. Experience one of Maryland’s 18 Scenic Byways, the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway guides you through South County and into northern Calvert County. Along the Byway you can visit many sites, museums, and attractions in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Beginning in Annapolis and passing through Edgewater, Galesville, Shady Side, and Deale, there is much to see and do!

Download the Annapolis Driving Tour app from the iTunes/Apple or Google Play stores.