See the best of Annapolis on a whirlwind tour that reveals its hidden history and surprising sights. Highlights include tucked-away gardens and mews, sneaky and startling modern art, a small museum that transports you into the past, a salute to the author of Roots, the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, unusual architecture, a drummer’s warning, a puzzling device outside an old inn, stately homes, the college stomping grounds of Francis Scott Key, flippant signs, and the gnarled giant tree of Mrs. Chew-Paca (who was not a Wookie).
The two-hour daytime edition includes a visit to the inspiring grounds of the Naval Academy and its Museum and Gallery of Ships.
You don’t need to know anything about the town for your team to unravel the mysteries and answer our tricky, humorous questions—but you’ll come away with a keen appreciation of the place.
You’ll tackle such questions as...
• Where Founders slept, a secret society has met. What is at the center of their repeated symbol? Answer: On the site of Mann’s Tavern, which was visited by several Founding Fathers, there now stands a meeting place for the Freemasons, with a symbol with a G in the center seen on their door and in a light above the door.
• At the waterfront that’s not, something fake comes out of something real. What is the real thing? In a very realistic mural, fake water runs out of a real hole in the wall.
• Near a theater that converted into a church, find a house that seems as if the neighbors are trying to squeeze it out—maybe because the “paleface” doesn’t fit in. What number is the misfit? No. 168, with white clapboards, is exceedingly narrow, between brick houses.
The hunt is available in 90-minute and two-hour versions (with the two-hour edition including the Naval Academy, as noted above). You can also add Team Photo Challenges to the game to spur creativity and add to the fun.
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