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William Paca Garden

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Address: 186 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1724
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+1 410-267-7619
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This garden is a perfect example of a pre-Revolutionary War garden.

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This is a must see.

Great home, great history, great tour, wonderful gardens- Way beyond expectations. I even found out that he was more aliened with John Adams than Jefferson

Reviewed 2 October 2015
Richard D
Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Great home, great history, great tour, wonderful gardens- Way beyond expectations. I even found out that he was more aliened with John Adams than Jefferson

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Aside from its exterior attractiveness, the inside of the house was rather average for this period in that it contained few of the family's original furnishings. It's history was interesting, but the formal gardens were the star of the show; they were very attractive. The guide was so soft spoken, neither my wife nor I could understand much of what... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

this is a must see if you like history and beautiful gardens. At one point, the lovely gardens had been completely covered and a 200-room hotel was on this site. The docent tour of the renovated home was incredible interesting. William Paca was one of the Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My adult niece, my toddler and I went to this historic home and garden in Annapolis, just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants on Main Street. The home is well preserved, with many original furnishings. The docent tells the story of the people who lived in the home and the times during which they lived. Anyone who is... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I live here year round. This and the Naval academy are the best historic places and the only ones I ever take visitors. Beautiful grounds.

Thank Thomas L
Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

attended a wedding in the garden which was a spectacular setting. Beauty yet simple easy to stroll around and see so many interesting plantings. Staff was friendly

Thank emorga
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Enjoyed the docent-led tour immensely. Our docent was very knowledgeable on the history of the house and of Annapolis and Maryland. Took time to answer all our questions while leading us on a thorough tour.

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Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a great tour of the William Paca house and gardens. The docent was very well informed and made the house's history come alive. The gardens were beautiful and peaceful.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Visiting this home and garden gives a nice picture of what it must have been like to live in such a house in the 18th century. The employees are very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. They decorate the home seasonally and show visitors what things would have been like when the home was inhabited by the Paca family. Highly... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Nicest Garden in Annapolis open to the public. Inside you will find traditionally laid out Gardens, a small pond with a lovely Chippendale styled bridge and a garden Folly with a statue of Mercury on top. The gardeners work tirelessly pruning, planting and weeding the flowers. They occasionally have public concerts as well as many private events - weddings, etc.

Thank Jenny C

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