Step Into Our Story

Annapolis: An American Story at the Museum of Historic Annapolis is the perfect first stop where you can begin your discovery of Annapolis, A Museum Without Walls™.

Start Your Journey

Begin your visit at the 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.

Plan Your Visit

Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401


Summer Hours 
(March 22 - August 31): 
Thursday - Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Fall Hours 
(September 1 - October 31): 
Friday - Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Tuesday through Thursday

Book Your Entry

Admission Fees:
General Admission (8 and up): $7
Children (7 and under): Free
Historic Annapolis Members: Free
Museums for All**: Free

Blue Star Museums: Free

**Provide proof of assistance with SNAP EBT or WIC and your Photo ID to receive free admission for up to 4 people. 

Step Into Our Story

Historic Annapolis acknowledges the generous support of its Board of Trustees, individual and corporate donors, and grantors in funding the 2020 restoration of 99 Main Street and the development and installation of the exhibition Annapolis: An American Story.

This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. 

Annapolis: An American Story 
is presented by Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Please Note: The Museum will open at 2 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024.

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We are a Blue Star Museum. Presented by National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families.

What's in the
Community Gallery?

Between the 1920s and 1970s, a portion of the Annapolis waterfront became an entertainment haven for the Black community. Today, little remains of Carr’s, Sparrow’s, and Elktonia Beaches. 

In 2022, a collaborative effort by federal, state, county, city, and private organizations saved the last remaining parcel of undeveloped land. Celebrate and explore the history and preservation of these cultural treasures in our newest Community Gallery exhibit, Summer’s Legacy: Preserving the Beaches. 

This exhibit was developed in partnership with Blacks of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Conservancy, and Comacell Brown, Jr. 

Special thanks to our exhibit funders: Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, Chesapeake Conservancy, and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

The Museum is now open Thursdays through Mondays from 10 am - 4 pm.

NEW! Guided tours of the Museum will be offered at 11:30 am and 2 pm each day during open hours. 

 Click here to book in advance, or book at the door (pending availability)!