Visit the 18th Century
The aspiration of young men has made lasting marks on Annapolis. Tobacco planter Matthias Hammond was only 25 and newly elected to the House of Delegates in 1774 when he commissioned this stately brick Georgian house with half-hexagonal wings on either side. Step inside and see for yourself. Kids ages five to 12 dress up to learn the niceties of colonial etiquette, including how to bow or curtsy. Souvenir postcards and coloring books reward genteel manners.
30-minute tours 3-7pm: $1: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis: 410-263-4683; www.hammondharwoodhouse.org