Annapolis, an outstanding colonial city, is the capital of Maryland, the home of the U.S. Naval Academy, and host to two of the largest boat shows in the country. It offers a veritable architectural feast to the masses of visitors, showing buildings representing every period Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Gothic Revival, Victorian, and Modern. Visitors can marvel at stately dwellings like the Hammond-Harwood and Paca Houses with their meticulously manicured formal gardens, enjoy the simple shops, row houses, and taverns of the area. This pocket guide puts the city's outstanding buildings in historical perspective and adds colourful facts to enhance enjoyment of them. Spiced with anecdotes of many early Annapolis inhabitants and enlightened by recent research. The text includes helpful maps and the superb photographs by M E Warren.