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Historic Annapolis Museum and Store

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Cool gift store/ museum combo

Occupying a historic corner building at the waterfront, the site has a quaint and eclectic gift... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Kraig M
Annapolis, Maryland
A Delightful Chesapeake Bay Shopping Experience

Run by a non-profit to support the education and preservation of Historic Annapolis, the museum and... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
Susan Y
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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99 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2001
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

I did not expect this store to have an exhibit. when we walked in the staff told us that there was an exhibit on the 2nd and 3rd floor. I would have liked to stay longer but we were meeting others.

1  Thank Julie F
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Our first stop in Annapolis was at this museum and gift store and I'm so glad we did. The free museum upstairs was very informative with easy to understand displays of the slave history. The gift shop is on the upper end but lovely merchandise...More

1  Thank Jane V
Reviewed June 2, 2018

I have enjoyed shopping in the first floor gift shop at this location, but never thought about the museum part of the name. A nice selection of nautical and garden decor, a little on the pricey side but good quality. a great selection of books...More

Thank AnitaS484
Reviewed May 12, 2018

The street level is a shop and the second and third floors are the museum. There is no fee, but they do accept donations. The topic of the museum is the history of slavery and indentured servants in the Annapolis area. There's a lot of...More

3  Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Occupying a historic corner building at the waterfront, the site has a quaint and eclectic gift store on the first floor and museum space on the 2nd and 3rd. The current display educates about the 3 groups forced into servitude in colonial America: African slaves,...More

Thank Kraig M
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Run by a non-profit to support the education and preservation of Historic Annapolis, the museum and store is located on lower main. The store has a regional mix of things from books to home decor, boat models, jewelry and gifts; truly it has something for...More

Thank Susan Y
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We stopped in the Museum and Shop. We never saw the museum or mention of it. We found the shop, and it had typical merchandise, not would you would expect in a museum shop. I am only now finding out that there was supposed to...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Visited Annapolis for a day trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. Wanted to see the historic area of the City, adjacent the Naval Academy and the harbor, while also getting some historical context. This museum had an exhibit about escaped slaves and indentured servants who fled...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

Nice little museum and gift shop. Clean with public facilities. Enjoyed the experience. In an excellent location and not crowded.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We were looking for an historic site in Annapolis that we had not yet visited. This small museum is right off Main Street with a good view of Ego Alley. The current exhibit, "Runaways of the Chesapeake," portrayed indentured servants and convict servants as well...More

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