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250th Anniversary in Historic Inns Annapolis

250 YEARS OF HISTORY, STORIES & MEMORIES

From the birth of our country to modern day, the Historic Inns of Annapolis have borne witness to some of the most important events in our nation's history since the founding of the Maryland Inn in 1772 and the subsequent addition of our other properties. To celebrate this significant milestone, we will be offering special hotel and group meeting rates, sharing details about our storied history, holding public events and much more throughout 2022.
ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS & EVENTS

ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS & EVENTS

Throughout the year, we will be holding events and offering specials to celebrate our anniversary.
  • Save up to 17.72% when you book directly on our website
  • Chef's Table events
  • Wedding Fair Extravaganza
  • Miss Peg's Parlor Unveiling
  • 250th Anniversary Gala
  • Holiday Marketplace and Santa event
  • Maryland Inn Open House beginning Maryland Day weekend to walk where our Forefathers have been
  • Meeting and Event Specials

HISTORY

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OUR HISTORY
BIRTH OF A NATION

OUR HISTORY

One of the most important events in our nation's history happened on Dec. 23, 1783 at the Maryland State House, steps away from the three properties of the Historic Inns of Annapolis. George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, resigned his military commission giving the country "permission" to elect their first leader. Unlike past military heroes in Europe and elsewhere, Washington did not assume the role. Instead, he humbly gave a resignation speech which he hand-wrote (the original is on display in the State House) and quivered as he gave it. Those in attendance were recorded as being affected to tears. After 7 years of the Revolutionary War, who was going to lead the new nation?
DRUMMERS LOT
CAN YOU HEAR THE DRUMS?

DRUMMERS LOT

Prominently situated on the historic lot laid out for use by the Drummer of the Town in 1721 by the Mayor's Court, Lot 49 was the designated location for "the beating of the drum and keeping the gate." After attracting people's attention, the Town Drummer announced the day's news, similar to a Town Crier elsewhere. Annapolis Town Drummer, William Butterfield, received his drum in 1751 per the order of his excellency, Samuel Ogle, Proprietary Governor of Maryland.
 
Today, the Drummers Lot Pub, located beneath the Maryland Inn, commemorates the Town Drummer and its history. Visit the pub in 2022 to enjoy our signature anniversary cocktails and dine in history.

EVENTS

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