William Paca House and Garden

186 Prince George St.
Annapolis, MD 21401- Map It
(410) 990-4543

AAA Editor Notes

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., was the estate of Paca, governor of Maryland and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Built 1763-65, the restored Georgian house, which combines elements of English Georgian style with progressive Maryland additions such as massive end chimneys, contains period furnishings. The restored 2-acre garden area includes a Chinese Chippendale bridge, a summer house, a fish-shaped pond, formal parterres and a wilderness garden. Seasonal events and lectures also are offered. The garden was originally laid out 1765-72 and was paved over in the mid-20th century with asphalt. Research, aerial photography and background details in Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of Paca aided in its reconstruction. Guided 1-hour tours include both floors of the house and a self-guiding garden tour. Thirty-minute guided tours include the house's first floor and a self-guiding garden tour. Guided tours are available.
One-hour tour $10; $9 (ages 55+); $5 (ages 6-17 and students with ID); $28 (family). Thirty-minute tour $8; $5 (ages 6-17 and students with ID). Garden only $5. A guided garden tour is available by reservation for an additional fee.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, late Mar.-late Dec.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, early Mar.-late Mar. One-hour guided tours depart on the half-hour; last tour begins at 3:30. Thirty-minute guided tours depart on the hour; last tour begins at 4. The site occasionally hosts private events in the garden, which may be closed to the public during those times. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.