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Annapolis is the capital of the state of Maryland. It has a population of approximately 40,000 and is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, about 25 miles south of Baltimore and about 30 miles east of Washington, D.C.

Annapolis is best known for it's vibrant sailing industry showcasing mega events such as the US Boat Show & the Volvo Sailboat Races. Residents and visitors stroll down the brick sidewalks & cobblestone streets as you explore historic monuments and idyllic city scopes. Annapolis has great restaurants and plenty of the entertainment you are looking for like the renown Rams Head Tavern. Metropolitan shopping fit for the biggest cities are close by at the Annapolis Town Center & Westfield Mall. You'll never be at a loss for something to do with the numerous sporting, cultural, historic and musical events available year-round.

Originally a settlement in the Province of Maryland, Annapolis was founded on the north shore of the Severn River in 1649 by Puritan exiles from Virginia led by Governor William Stone. From the middle of the 18th century until the American Revolutionary War, Annapolis was noted for its wealthy and cultivated society. Founding fathers George Washington, Ben Franklin and a host of other important patriots first managed the birth of the new country right in the very heart of this Atlantic seaport town. The Maryland Gazette, which became an important weekly journal, was founded there by Jonas Green in 1745 & is still America's oldest newspaper. Water trades such as oyster-packing, boat building and sail making became the city's chief industries.

The Maryland State House is the oldest in continuous legislative use in the United States. Construction started in 1772, and the Maryland legislature first met there in 1779. It is topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the country. Annapolis became the temporary capital of the United States after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Congress was in session in the state house from November 26, 1783 to June 3, 1784, and it was in Annapolis on December 23, 1783, that General Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Annapolis became the first peacetime capital of the US.

Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy. The Naval Academy is a four-year federal service academy. It is the second-oldest of the United States' five service academies and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn in Annapolis. Each summer, about 1,000 Midshipmen graduate & are usually commissioned as ensigns in the navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. The Naval Academy also contains Bancroft Hall, the largest building at the Academy & the largest college dormitory in the world. It houses all midshipmen & is named after Naval Secretary George Bancroft who established the academy in 1845.

‚ÄčAnnapolis is the seat of St. John's College. St. John's opened in 1701 & is the country’s 3rd oldest institution of higher learning behind Harvard & William and Mary. The four-year program of study demands that students read and discuss the works of many of Western civilization's most prominent contributors to philosophy, theology, mathematics, science, music, poetry, and literature. In 1937, St. John's adopted the Great Books program where only oral examinations are taken & no written tests are given.