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William Paca Garden

186 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD 21401
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Ranked #9 of 46 Attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Description: This garden is a perfect example of a pre-Revolutionary War garden.
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English first
Durham, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Lenna Lane, a docent and Rich from the gardening staff made our visit to the Paca House the highlight of our trip to Annapolis. Both were knowledgeable and generous in giving us the answers to our questions. Their dialogue didn't sound hackneyed and they were obviously interested in engaging with their guests

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Virginia Beach
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautifully restored home and garden with painstaking care for authenticity. Grab a flyer from the visitor's ctr or booth and get a $2 discount. Reg admission is $10. You can also get just a garden ticket for $5.00. Horticulturist in the garden was very informative on unique varieties of herbs and other plants.

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Woodstock, nb, canada
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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This garden was a real little gem. It is a beautiful recreation of Paca's original garden, in a formal 18th century style. Just lovely!

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Huntsville, AL
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just to hear about the heroic restoration alone is worth the trip. Excellent guide. Knows a lot about the house and answered all questions. But the gardens are unbelievable. Wonderful. Worth the eight dollar admission.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

"Hidden Gardens" in Annapolis. We had our Memorial Day weekend wedding reception in the garden. The house and garden are amazing. many of our local guests didn't know about the gardens behind the historic home. The home and gardens are a must tour while in Annapolis. The home was William Paca's a singer to the Declaration of Independence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful gardens although the heat of the day kept us from too much wandering there. Nice little gift shop, well priced. Mansion tour was excellent and interesting. Good attention to period detail. Well trained, articulate and friendly docent -- great job Rachelle!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps my expectations were too high. After all, we visited near the garden end of August. (I should note that we did not tour the house, only the garden). There's a $5.00 charge per person to enter the garden. It took us perhaps 30 minutes to walk through it. Described as a British formal garden by the lady working there,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited the William Paca Garden during a guided tour of Historic Annapolis. The William Paca House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark, restored by Historic Annapolis to its colonial-era splendor.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our tour of the William Paca House and Garden was a delightful experience. The tour guide for the house did a wonderful job of explaining how the house was used when the Paca family lived there, and how the house and garden were restored from their earlier existence as a hotel and parking lot. The garden is in the old... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The ladies were very gracious when asked questions, even though they were very busy, the grounds are stunning.

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