Escape Plan: Annapolis by Candlelight

19th year for historic home tour

  • The Annapolis Candlelight Tour takes place Friday and Saturday in the city's historic district.
The Annapolis Candlelight Tour takes place Friday and Saturday… (BALTIMORE SUN )
November 04, 2010|By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun

After a weekend of Halloween pranks and shenanigans, you're probably afraid of the dark. But that'll wear off by Friday, just in time for the 19th annual Annapolis by Candlelight Tour.

The event, organized by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, is a self-guided walking tour of privately owned homes and historic inns.

The plan: Pick up your button and program at the Historic Annapolis Museum (99 Main St.) and be prepared to spend about two hours touring homes on Duke of Gloucester, Market and Charles streets in the historic district. There are volunteer guides stationed in each house who can answer questions. Guests are asked to wear flat-soled shoes to minimize chance of damage to the historic wood floors in several properties. Also, bring your own flashlight.

Afterwards, have dinner at one of the restaurants offering discounts when you show your tour button. Savings range from 15 percent to 20 percent at Harry Browne's Restaurant, Reynolds Tavern, Cafe Normandie and more.

The details: Annapolis by Candlelight is Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance — if you purchase them today. Beginning tomorrow, tickets are $35. For foundation members, tickets are $25. (Also, there is one house on the tour that is reserved for members only.) The tour happens rain or shine. Call 410-267-8146 or go to for more information.

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