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Annapolis Field Trips

Trace the footsteps of heroes!

Field Trips in Annapolis

Watermark offers a variety of field trips in Annapolis, Maryland. Our walking tours with period-attired guides bring history to life in an interesting, exciting, and engaging way. Our cruises are a unique way for students to explore local history and ecology with both social studies and STEM concentrations.

 

Colonial Tours | Walking Tours | Annapolis Cruise | STEM | Just for Fun

 

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Colonial Tours

Colonial Eye Spy

K-3rd Grade | 90 minutes

Through rhymes and games, students gain insight into being a child in colonial times.

Colonial Stroll

4th & 5th Grade | 90 minutes

Students stroll past historic homes and mansions while learning about life in the 18th century and the important figures that helped make Annapolis and Maryland what we see today. Includes guided tour of the Maryland State House.

Weird, Wacky, & Unusual History

6th-12th Grade | 90 minutes

Learn curiously true stories about a variety of people, places, and events around Annapolis from a colonial-attired guide.

Add On to Your Colonial Tour

Hammond-Harwood House Dining Room – 15 minutes

In the formal dining room of an 18th century mansion, students will learn about the roles of the gentry and laboring classes in Colonial America.

 

William Paca House Kitchen – 15 minutes

Explore the kitchen of William Paca, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, for an immersive, engaging, and memorable experience. Be greeted by the cook or an indentured servant who share the food, customs, and lives of the enslaved people, and bound labor in the Colonial Era.

 

We Hold These Truths… – 30 minutes

Enter the historic William Paca House to the “We Hold These Truths” exhibit, which examines the Declaration of Independence and the lives of the men who pledged themselves to its purpose and ideals: William Paca, Samuel Chase, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Thomas Stone. View historic objects associated with each signer, and learn surprising “truths” about these four patriots. Step into William Paca’s personal study to see where these founders discussed our country’s future.

 

Hogshead – 20-30 minutes

Visit the 18th-century home of an Annapolis tradesperson, and enjoy learning how the “middling” class would have lived through an interactive presentation.


Walking Tours

Maryland State House

All ages | 1 hour

Experience four centuries of Maryland history at the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use.

U.S. Naval Academy

All ages | 90 minutes

(45-minute add-on available)

Experience the sights and sounds of the U.S. Naval Academy, home to more than 4,000 midshipmen.

African American Heritage

6th-12th Grade | 2 hours

Retrace the journey from the first ships of slavery through centuries of struggle to modern-day recognition and success. Presented in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation.

Women’s History

6th-12th Grade | 2 hours

Celebrate women’s history with a period-attired Suffragist and learn about the roles of women in society over the centuries, those who broke down barriers, and their impact on our world today.


Annapolis Harbor & USNA Cruise

All ages | 40 minutes

Explore history, navigation, architecture, and ecology on this narrated cruise around historic Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Add a cruise to your walking tour and save $1 per guest!


STEM Field Trips

Critter Cruise

K-5th Grade | 1 hour

Explore the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem out on the water. Learn about blue crabs, eels, oysters, ospreys, and more! In partnership with the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park.

Chesapeake 101 Package

All ages | 3 hours

An environmental literacy program with team-building, crabbing, oyster ecology, and more! Led by Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park docents, followed by a 40-minute cruise.


Just for Fun

Pirates of the Chesapeake

All ages | 3 hours

3rd-5th Grade | 1 hour

Explore maritime history, learn seafaring skills, and hear tales of piracy on an entertaining cruise with sing-alongs and our rowdy pirates.

Pizza Party Cruise

All ages | Annapolis & Baltimore

Call for pricing and availability. Minimum of 50 guests.

Celebrate your special event with an affordable cruise! Includes a DJ, two slices of pizza and one beverage per guest.