Civil War in Annapolis
Our Civil War in Annapolis Tour was offered to the public during the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Currently the tour is offered for private bookings only. Contact us to schedule a private Civil War tour during the time of your choice.
Civil War tours enthusiasts better add Annapolis Tours by Watermark’s “Civil War in Annapolis” tour to their list. Heroes, politics and battles tell the tales of this dramatic time in America in a city where much action took place. Experience a walk back in time to a period of controversy when the nation was in conflict. Stroll the streets with a Civil War US Marine Lieutenant and experience life as a local Annapolitan in the 1860s. Meet a resident of Annapolis from 1861 and learn about the family struggles and extreme challenges of the Civil War time period.
Join Civil War period dressed tour guides and experience a journey that brings history to life. You will hear fascinating stories and learn of events that unfolded in the city during the war. The City of Annapolis was a strategic location for the prosecution of the war. We offer many Annapolis tours and this war tour is a favorite for many people – especially history buffs – when considering things to do in Annapolis. Your guide will lead you to several Annapolis attractions including the beautiful historic campus of St. John’s College and all will enjoy the city’s brick paved streets and Colonial architecture.
Annapolis History & Civil War History to Prepare For the Civil War Tour:
Did you know…
…that President Lincoln came through Annapolis on his way to a secret meeting with Confederate officials?
...an incident of stolen chickens resulted in one US. Naval officer at the Academy to resign his commission and enlist in the Confederate Navy?
...the first Superintendent of the U.S., Naval Academy was a Marylander who resigned his commission as U.S. Naval officer and went South where he commanded the famous C.S.S Virginia (Merrimack). His first action was against a U.S. Ship in which his brother was an officer aboard.
...that Annapolis had 4 hospitals that treated wounded soldiers and union paroled prisoners of war?
...that Clara Barton had an office at Camp Parole and tended to soldiers at the hospitals and at Camp Parole?
...that the U.S. Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island during the war?
Photo ID Required for All Guests Ages 18 & Over
No weapons of any kind including pocket and pen knives are permitted inside buildings.
Private tours are available for a minimum of $175.