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William Paca Garden
Based on 78 traveler reviews
Lovely mansion and gardens in old Annapolis
Aug 23, 2014 by: Carol D from
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!
Sorry, but it was disappointing : (
Aug 22, 2014 by: MDScaper from Washington DC, District of Columbia
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, aside from the design of the garden there wasn't' much else that resembled the formal gardens that I have visited in England. There was little colour. Summer flowers were sparse. It was disappointing but as I mentioned we visited near the end of August; I expect that in the spring and early summer more colour from the roses would make the garden more vibrant.
A National Historic Landmark
Aug 22, 2014 by: WorldTravelers34 from Chicago
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.
Nicely Restored House & Garden
Aug 18, 2014 by: Johnp5556 from Eldersburg, Maryland
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 English style with its tiered gardens. The fish shaped pool is interesting. The house was restored to it original Georgian style when the Paca family lived there. Our tour guide had many stories (whether true or not is up to you) of events and happenings that took place in the house and in Annapolis during the period in which our country gained its independence. It was a very enjoyable tour. The house tour is about 30 minutes. The gardens you can tour on your own.
Docents are very knowledgeable
Aug 18, 2014 by: 2003Stillstanding from Annapolis, Maryland
The ladies were very gracious when asked questions, even though they were very busy, the grounds are stunning.
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