Annapolis Tourism, Maryland

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Annapolis (/əˈnæpəlᵻs/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 miles (40 km) south of Baltimore and about 30 miles (50 km) east of Washington, DC, Annapolis is part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. Its population was measured at 38,394 by the 2010 census. The city served as the seat of the Continental Congress in 1783–84 and was the site of the 1786 Annapolis Convention (which called for the Constitutional Convention held the following year) and the Annapolis Peace Conference, held in 2007. Annapolis is the home of St. John's College as well as the United States Naval Academy.


Annapolis is the capital of the state of Maryland. This city has been witness to many important historical events of the 18th century. It was the headquarters of the Continental Congress in 1783. From then, the city has enjoyed a strong presence in American statehood and independence. This is the main reason tourism is mainly focused on the historic buildings and other government sites in Annapolis. The oldest legislative house to be continuously in use is the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The United States Naval Academy is situated in the site of the former Fort Severn. Museums like the Paca House and Garden, the Hammond-Harwood House, and Preble Hall are dotted along the cityscape. One of the oldest colleges in the country, the St. John’s College is in Annapolis. Travel to Annapolis for a real walk through history.

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Facts and Stats for Annapolis*

  • Pollution Statistics in Annapolis

    Know the pollution level of Annapolis before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Annapolis: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Annapolis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Annapolis.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.43 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.71 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.17 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Annapolis - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Annapolis is 196.41 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 68.79 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.7 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.72 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 102.45 (High)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.08 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.79 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Annapolis

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Annapolis

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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