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William Paca Garden
Based on 61 traveler reviews
Paca Garden as much a treasure as the house
Mar 30, 2014 by: Joanna29494 from Annapolis, Maryland
Lovely, authentic, a local treasure. It's supported locally and features good, well informed guides. Has an annual plant sale.
Dec 30, 2013 by: Susan M from Charlottesville, Virginia
We weren't sure we would tour the William Paca House until we peaked over the garden wall. After catching a glimpse, we went in for a tour and were not disappointed. Our family of 4 were the only members of our tour group and had a wonderful time with our personal docent. He was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our interests.
Beautiful place to visit
Nov 25, 2013 by: violinist49 from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
The Paca Garden is a beautiful place to visit. Also take the interesting house tour for a taste of life in the 18th century.
The tour guide made it worthwhile
Sep 03, 2013 by: TRW1952 from Dixon, Illinois
This review pertains to the 1-hour house tour. We didn't originally plan to visit the Paca (PAY-kuh) house, but we happened to run into the State Senator from this district, and he highly recommended it. I see that some are disappointed that the furnishings are not original (i.e., specific items from this very house from 250 years ago). I don't see this as a big deal. The tour guide's vast knowledge of the original times and customs far outweighed this minor detail. She revealed intricate details of 1700s' foods, food preparation, furniture, clothing, customs, medical practices, etc. The furnishings may not be "original," but it seemed that almost everything was "period" furnishings, allowing to you see things as they were at that time. My wife and I and our 30-year-old son and his wife thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Aug 20, 2013 by: Joan T from Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
my daughter's reception was held here outside.... I also like the grounds and house.... nice staff... All guested were welcomed with 'welcomed to the Paca House!' even though we were just passing through to back grounds..I would recommend it for tour and/or event... near downtown and Academy... quiet place except for reception held after hours!!!
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