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“A Beautiful Garden Restored”

William Paca Garden
Ranked #6 of 94 things to do in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This garden is a perfect example of a pre-Revolutionary War garden.
Reviewed August 6, 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 a beautiful example of an urban version of a Georgian era mansion garden.

Thank John H
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

The house & history are interesting, even if most of it is pieced together & not entirely accurate. The house is well maintained. The gardens were full of puddles from the severe rains so it would be nice to go back when all's in bloom! Our tourguide went about 30 min over, but the info was pretty interesting!

Thank CakeIsGood265
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

A friend and I did our best to hit all the historical homes in Annapolis and we clearly saved the best for last. Tours begin on the half hour and last about an hour.We did miss out on the last tour of the day when we arrived as it filled just as we arrived, so make a point to arrive a bit early. Our docent Judy was knowledgeable and personable, telling stories that made this old home and its place in the history of Annapolis come alive. Furnishings are period or faithful replicas (fabrics and floor coverings), but not original. Before or after the tour, take time to tour the walled garden restored as closely as possible to its historic form. It's one of the few things you'll have to pay for in Annapolis and it is well worth it.

2  Thank Journeying_Jean
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were recommended to go up to this house for a "wonderful tasting of historic chocolates." Well, it was not worth the effort. The house is interesting although nothing much is original since it was used as a hotel and almost destroyed before restoration. The guides were nice but not nearly as knowledgeable as I would have like and seemed to be giving a rather canned speech. I felt I learned little of the family that lived there and heard presentations that could have fit in any old house -- this is how they cooked, this is what they ate, etc. The gardens were pleasant but not outstanding. And most disappointing was the chocolate tasting -- one little piece of chocolate and a thimble-sized drink. The people hosting that also had canned speeches and didn't have answers to specific questions. The flavors were good and we did buy some to bring home. Most wonderful was the old mulberry tree in the front. I am glad we saw that venerable old monster.

Thank Jjjjam
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Knowledgeable tour guides, beautiful house, great history, and fabulous gardens that you can walk in as long as you want after the tour. Highly recommended. We went as a family of 6 and all were impressed.

Thank Trips2Love
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