The seafaring town of Annapolis, Maryland is steeped in history, rich in culture and home to more 18th century structures than anywhere else in America. The quaint historic district and inviting harbor frame an area of living history where our fore fathers gathered to pass legislation and socialize in the pubs.
If one comes to Annapolis for the history, the education, the harbor or the hospitality, there is always something to enjoy in the city where visitors have been welcomed for over 300 hundred years. Siting in the heart of this living history are three historic hotels comprising the "Historic Inns of Annapolis."
The hospitality of the Maryland Inn, Governor Calvert House, and Robert Johnson House combines storied history of Colonial America with luxurious modern accommodations and only steps away from all that Annapolis has to offer, such as the famous tidewater cuisine in the many pubs and restaurants, boutique shops, historic tours, U.S. Naval Academy, the State House, and all activities on the Chesapeake Bay. All three properties provide elegantly appointed rooms with period furnishings, many with stunning views of the State House, while providing all the modern amenities one expects in luxury accommodations.
Virginia Wolfe once said "One can not think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Annapolis is known for having an eclectic array of culinary hot spots, many specializing in seafood from Chesapeake Bay. If you are looking to sample Maryland Blue Crabs from the bay, farm to table freshness by young creative chefs, or simply sip a cocktail while listening to live music, downtown has it all and only steps from your room. Historic Inns of Annapolis offers two of the best culinary stops.
The Treaty of Paris, which has been welcoming politicians, celebrities and commoners since the 1800 hundreds, offers an elegant atmosphere in which to savor Chef Tim Johnson's creative offerings using local sources or his take on the traditional Maryland classics. Located in the Maryland Inn, this is a perfect settings to discuss the days events over dinner or simply relax with a cocktail in front of the fire place.
Something less formal but just as historic is Drummers Lot Pub located inside the Robert Johnson House. A well keep secret of locals and state politicians alike, this intimate pub overs a warm atmosphere to relax and enjoy a pint or a favorite bottle of wine.
If a fine cup of coffee is what you are looking for, the Maryland Inn offers the most unique Starbucks you will ever find. Keeping with the architectural setting of the Inn, this popular coffeehouse provides a place, with both history and hip, for locals and visitors to slide into a comfortable chair and enjoy a beverage, while only steps to the harbor.
Outside the front doors of the Historic Inns of Annapolis is a vacation destination filled with history, adventure and intrigue. Annapolis offers excellent walking tours of sites such as the United States Naval Academy or the National Maritime Museum. Known as "America's Sailing Capital " you will find a host of activities such as sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing. Plan your visit around great year round events such as the Annapolis Boats Shows, Navy Football, Annapolis Restaurant Week or the many art festivals through out the year.
Plan a trip to America's first peacetime capital, where one can walk the same streets where our fore-fathers walked and stay in the 18th century historic inns generations have called home while visiting Annapolis. Historic Inns of Annapolis will provide the prefect, luxurious setting to start your adventure into Annapolis' four centuries of history and architecture.