About Our Tour Guides
Annapolis Tours by Watermark tour guides bring over 30 years of guided tour experience to the streets of Annapolis, Maryland and the United States Naval Academy. Visitors from school aged children to senior citizens to international guests walk side-by-side with our Colonial tour guides as they explore our historic capital and enjoy the latest “gossip” about 18th century Annapolis.
Before our guides walk the streets in their period dress attire, they receive over 50 hours of training beginning with the founding of Maryland in the 1600’s to present day. Training sessions include information on the history of Annapolis and its contribution to the founding of our country, how our state government works, architecture, African-American history, St. John’s College, and historic homes in Annapolis and their significance. All guides are certified by the United States Naval Academy. Our guides are re-certified annually; we take pride in knowing that we have the best trained guides who provide our visitors with an opportunity to learn and to laugh.
Annapolis Towne Crier
Looking to do something fun and unique for your next event? Invite the officially appointed Annapolis Towne Crier, Squire Frederick Taylor, to “crie” official proclamations as well as unofficial declarations. Squire Frederick and other Watermark Guides are available for proclamations and will work with you to create a personalized declaration that will add a unique flare to your event. Contact our sales office at 410-268-7601 or contact us to learn more.
Who Are Our Guides?
Our tour guides are active in their communities, accomplished professionally, experienced in guiding tours in other places across the country and even the world, well traveled, Naval Academy Midshipmen sponsors, retired teachers and one our guides is even the former Mayor of Annapolis. Taking a tour with Annapolis Tours by Watermark means you’ll be guided by someone who may have…
- Served in the military
- Attended the Naval Academy
- Volunteered with area art/historic/heritage organizations
- Worked at NSA or the CIA
- Curated ship models at theNavalAcademyMuseumstore
- Led hikes for the Appalachian Mountain Club
- Captained boats for Cruises on the Bay by Watermark’s
- Two Master’s Degrees
- Worked as a Doctor
- Held a prominent position in the Federal Government
Guided tours can be customized to meet your group’s specific needs. Private tours can be presented in English, French, German and Spanish. Please call 410-268-7601 to plan a private tour.