Fun Fact: Anne Arundel is Home to Town with Most 18th-Century Brick Buildings in Nation

The City of Annapolis houses more 18th-century brick buildings than any other town of comparable size nationwide.

Anne Arundel County and its seat of government, Annapolis, are significant to Maryland and American history and culture for unquantifiable reasons, including their rich architecture and distinguished landmarks. In fact, Annapolis’ significance and the City’s carefully preserved sites have been called the “Museum Without Walls.”

A lesser-known aspect of the region’s rich history and culture is that Annapolis boasts more 18th-century brick buildings than any town of comparable size in all of the United States. According to Visit Annapolis, the City’s official tourism office, Annapolis puts visitors in touch with four centuries of history and architecture:

As our nation’s first peacetime capital, Annapolis was a political, cultural, and commercial mover and shaker of its day. Today, the historic roots of our colonial port city turned world-renowned recreational boating capital are visible at every turn.

Some of the many historic 18th-century brick buildings of Annapolis include:

  • The late 1700’s Maryland Inn, now open for food, libations, and stays in one of its several haunted rooms.

  • The Governor Calvert House, which is situated directly across from the original main entrance of the Maryland State House and was owned by two colonial governors, Charles Calvert in 1728 and Benedict Calvert in 1748.

  • The Robert Johnson House, owned by the prominent Johnson family of Annapolis owned this property from 1722 to 1857 with several generations of bequeathment