Whether making a day trip to Annapolis, vacationing in the area, or living here, a walking tour of Annapolis is the best way to really experience the people and places from over 250 years ago. Annapolis played a key role in gaining our independence and forming the country we know today. We hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city, and take a walking tour through history with us.
All public tours leave from the Annapolis Visitors Center, located at
26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (phone number 410-280-0445). They are offered on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from April to October. January, March, November, and December, public tours are limited to Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 1:30 pm. only. During the month of February the African Americans in Annapolis Tour are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All other times by appointment only for all tours.
Special tours and group rates are also available by appointment anytime of the year. To make an appointment call William Ridgley Sr. at 443-721-6576 or Candace Ridgley at 413-441-7957.
Our Most Popular Tour
Historic Walking Tour
$18 Adult $12 Students ages 10-17
This tour is about 2 hours and less than 1 mile through the Historic District of Annapolis. Visit the State House, once the capitol of the United States. Visit a colonial kitchen and dining room in a Georgian mansion, when available. See St. Anne's Parish, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Paca House, and the Annapolis City Dock. Hear about the rivalry between the U.S. Navel Academy and St. John's College, and learn about everyday life in colonial Maryland. Picture ID required.
February Tour twice daily 10 am & 1:30 pm
Our 2 hour African American Walking Tour
This tour tells how Black Americans had an influence on our beginning history. The link to Alex Haley and his roots character Kunta Kinte. Hear some stories your guide heard from his family of the Jim Crow era.
Adult $18 Students $12 age 10-17
All tours leave the Annapolis Visitors Center throughout the year located at 26 West Street.
Private tours and customized tours are available by contacting William Ridgley Sr in advance at 443-721-6576 or Candace Ridgley at 413-441-7957.
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