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Destination guides > North America > USA > Mid-Atlantic > Maryland > Annapolis


Maryland's historic seaside capital makes a good day trip from either Baltimore or Washington DC. The city is home to the Naval Academy and with over 2500 boats docked here it is also a popular spot for yachties. Most visitors come to Annapolis to see the city's many historic 18th century houses near the waterfront. Annapolis has played an important role in American history and it was briefly the capital of the United States between November 1783 and June 1784.

Practical information

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel 888 302 2852
Open 9am-5pm daily


Free Wi-Fi connections in downtown Annaoplis are provided by Annapolis Downtown Wireless. There are also free Wi-Fi hotspots at City Dock Café (71 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis & 18 Market Space, Annapolis) and Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers (36 Market Street, Annapolis).

Coming & going

Greyhound coaches stop at 308 Chinquapin Round Road and connect Annapolis with Baltimore and Washington DC. Annapolis Transit route C-60 runs between Annapolis and BWI airport.

Local transport

Annapolis Transit runs local bus services in Annapolis. Travel is free in the city’s Free Fare Zone between Compromise Street and Westgate Circle and beyond this area the standard one-way fare is $1 and a one day pass costs $2.50.

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

US Naval Academy

The compact campus of the United States Naval Academy, known as the Yard, is classed as a National Historic Landmark and welcomes visitors to the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, at the bottom of King George Street. Photo ID required to enter the Yard.

52 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402
Tel (410) 293 8687
Tours cost $8
Tours depart Jan-Mar Mon-Sat 10am-2.30pm, Sun 12.30pm-2.30pm; Apr-Jun Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9.30am-3pm, Sun 12.30pm-3pm; Jul-Aug Mon-Sat 9.30am-3pm, Sun 12.30pm-3pm; Sep-Nov Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9.30am-3pm, Sun 12.30pm-3pm; Dec Mon-Sat 10am-2.30pm, Sun 12.30pm-2.30pm

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