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William Paca Garden

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Address: 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: 410-267-7619
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This garden is a perfect example of a pre-Revolutionary War garden.

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It's always great to learn about our history. Definitely take the guided tour where you get great historical information about the Paca family and this beautiful home. I thought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

It's always great to learn about our history. Definitely take the guided tour where you get great historical information about the Paca family and this beautiful home. I thought the woman's "housecoat" from this era was gorgeous. Interesting to learn that the sugar was inventoried daily by the lady of the house and that guests brought their own monogrammed silverware... More 

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Maryland
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Visited the House and garden on a rainy day. The tour takes about an hour and our docent was well-informed with the right amount of detail. The house has undergone much restoration and two upstairs are now under renovation. I left with a sense of history and a different view of Annapolis. The gardens are interesting and can be appreciated... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This historical attraction is one of the many fine places in downtown Annapolis. The place is very well maintained and staffed with knowledgeable, friendly folks who conduct excellent and informative tours. The admission isn't cheap but the tour is thorough and fun and well worth the price.

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1 Thank James B
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Beautiful gardens and much history. Be sure to take a guided tour of Annapolis to learn the rich history. July 4 is especially special with a naturalization ceremony for individuals becoming US citizens.

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Thank Vera T
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The garden is astonishing- and the cost is almost nothing. Touring the house is strange- completely historically correct, and hearing the stories about the life of one of the signers of the declaration of independence is well worth it. The whole neighborhood is worth seeing; I recommend the Ghost Tour.

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Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

When we went there was lots of construction going on, which made it so much cooler! Getting to see them fix up the place was really interesting. The gardens are beautiful, I loved the kitchen garden where they grow fresh vegetables! The house tour was pretty interesting as well. Always fun to learn about who lived in the house, just... More 

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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a garden snob. Gardens should have a certain atmosphere to truly be enjoyed and the William Paca Garden has just that. It's such a beautiful place and really takes you back in time.

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Columbia, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Lovely garden that enables one to have some time to walk quietly in the Annapolis area. We go the this garden from time to time when we are in downtown Annapolis.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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

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Thank Richard D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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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