The home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a governor of Maryland, this estate was built between 1763 and 1765 and restored by Historic Annapolis. It's one of two such houses in town (another, the Brice House, is around the corner but isn't open to the public). The five-part structure is composed of a central block, flanked symmetrically with hyphens and wings. The house tour offers a glimpse of life during Annapolis's "golden age." One exhibit focuses on a child's sick room; another exhibit features Colonial leisure activities. The kitchen is newly restored. The tour of the home lasts about 45 minutes. Be sure you leave time to walk around the 2 acres of formal gardens with a pond crossed by a Chinese Chippendale bridge and a two-story summer house. Climb to the top for a bird's-eye view of your surroundings.
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- 186 Prince George St
- Annapolis, MD 21402
- Late Mar-Dec Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm; mid-Jan to Mar Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. Tours offered every half-hour; last is at 3:30pm
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