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William Paca Garden
Based on 71 traveler reviews
Nice place to visit
Jul 30, 2014 by: CakeIsGood265 from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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!
One of the top two house tours in Annapolis
Jul 22, 2014 by: Journeying_Jean from Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Pretty house, nice people but disappointing
Jul 22, 2014 by: Jjjjam from
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.
Jul 07, 2014 by: Trips2Love from San Antonio, Texas
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.
Jun 13, 2014 by: Heather S from Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Spent a lovely evening with Mr. Paca last night at the William Paca home on King George Street in Annapolis, MD! Great evening out with my father for an early Father's Day gift. Tasted three brews out of Philadelphia provided by Mills Wine and spirits in downtown Annapolis. My favorite was the George Washington's Tavern Porter, a smooth molasses flavor. The tasting coupled with a great stroll through the beautiful gardens was just perfect. Thank you Historic Annapolis for yet another wonderful event! Huzzah!
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