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William Paca Garden
Based on 91 traveler reviews
I want to live there!
Apr 22, 2015 by: newyork145_9 from new york
My husband and I were exploring the historic downtown of Annapolis on morning after breakfast and came upon the William Paca House (and Gardens). We decided that now was as good a time as any to take a tour! We were lucky enough to have a one-on-one tour with a lovely woman who was a terrific guide!! Although the original William Paca House had seen some changes over the years, the restoration to its original "self" is perfect! My husband and I wanted to just move in and live there! Such a warm house; filled with the spirit of William Paca and his family! The Gardens were just gorgeous; right in the middle of this modern day Annapolis! Those who are/were in charge of restoring this home to its original beauty are to be commended! Thank you, to all who make it possible for those of us living in 2015, to be able to take a "step back in time" and walk the halls and rooms of the William Paca House and Gardens!! (He was one of 4 Marylanders who signed the Declaration of Independence!!)
Apr 21, 2015 by: Vaglassmoore from Annapolis, Maryland
This was the private home of one of our founding fathers and the mansion and gardens are the height of historic beauty!
Tourist "MUST DO"
Mar 30, 2015 by: Onetiu3 from
Walking around downtown shops & restaurants we decided to also catch the house tour. Wow, so informative & fun. My teenage boys were truly impressed & regarded this as a fun learning experience. Garden was beautifully kept & house was just magnificent. The historic society has really put excellent effort in restoring & maintaining this house. Loved it!!
Very poor customer service, house looks well preserved though
Mar 29, 2015 by: LaRee H from Sunbury, Pennsylvania
I will start by saying we enjoy touring historic houses and have been from Maine to California visiting historic areas and homes and have never felt so unwelcome or spoken to so rudely as we were by the person at the desk at this place. It was freezing cold rain that morning, had to park 5 blocks away, fed the parking meter several dollars worth of quarters for the 2 hour limit then walked in to do the tour. The lady at the desk was on her phone & eating so we felt weird for being there then she finally talked to us complaining we interrupted her breakfast ( it was 1045 am) then told us it would be another 45 minutes to wait to have someone take us on the 60 minute tour--we explained how far away we had to park, bad weather was getting worse plus the parking meter would expire by then but all she do was offer to cut the tour short but charge us full amount as she was still on her phone and since that was not a fair trade we just left, very disappointed to miss seeing this place but not dealing with any more of her poor customer service. We found other great places to tour in this town per my other reviews.
A "Do Not Miss" Annapolis Site
Jan 03, 2015 by: LivinglifeinPA from Allentown, PA
What a beautiful, amazingly-restored home.....and the gardens will certainly add to your enjoyment too. You can tour the gardens free of charge, but do yourself a favor and take a guided tour of the Wm. Paca Home, which includes a tour of the home and time (on your own) in the gardens.(Tour price is $10/person, but there is a $2/person discount flyer right in the entrance hallway). It's unbelievable how beautifully both the home & gardens have been restored. We were very fortunate to have Janet Hall as our tour guide. Our tour actually was a bit longer than the usual hour time length........too much to see & admire in the home......and Janet was obviously really enthused about being part of it. So often, guided tours seem to go on forever, but this one ended much earlier than we wanted. We particularly enjoyed hearing about the restoration of the garden area, as sometime in the past, it had been totally covered by a huge parking lot that had been built for a hotel that was erected behind the Paca House. AMAZING to see how they rediscovered the gardens and totally restored them to what they had been during the 18th century!!!! Tours were being scheduled at the half hour when we visited there and there were a number of them offered throughout the day. We highly recommend that you tour this beautiful site.........so much history of the area to be learned if you do!
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