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“Limited hours, worth a visit if it's open”
Review of Hogshead

Hogshead
Ranked #31 of 92 things to do in Annapolis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Only open 12-4p on weekends, you'll be glad you took the time to fit this into your Annapolis visit. In an old home on Pinckney St, modified little from the time it was built, your volunteer guide in period dress will tell you about the history of the home and town. It's a hands-on place, with our guide passing around antlers, horn cups, powder horns, and pelts for your inspection. I gather the tours vary based on your guide. Scout William ran tours on the half hour and provided a lot of information. Thoroughly enjoyable, just down the street from the warehouse exhibit with Bound for Freedom. Stop by, you'll be glad you did.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had eaten lunch by the water and were just going to walk around the shops a bit when we saw a flyer for Hogshead House. We walked up the street to a place that definitely didn't look open. It even had the lock box hanging on the latch, but we went in. I am so glad we did. This little two room house -- one of the oldest common homes in Annapolis didn't offer a lot to see, but the person doing the reenactment of an indentured servant was so good -- informative and personable. I learned much from her presentation and felt I actually did step back in time. They charge no admission and unobtrusively ask for well-deserved donations. I would highly recommend this as a stop and only hope the other presenters are as good as this woman was.

4  Thank Jjjjam
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Hogshead is an unexpected living-history gem. Walk up the wooden stairs and enter the historic home along one of the scenic streets in Annapolis. There was no entry fee, though donations were welcome. Enthusiastic volunteers dressed in period attire chatted about different aspects of the home, dress, and lifestyle. All were welcome to touch and scrutinize the artifacts as the guide talked about how they were made and used. It was really fascinating. There was no start time or end time. Folks wandered in and out to their liking. The guide adjusted the topic based on who was present. She touched on topics interesting to kids while the kids were present, but then switched to more adult topics when the kids left. I highly recommend it.

3  Thank Omed6304
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