Visitors to Annapolis find a vibrant city, proud of its heritage and charm, offering the latest in dining and shopping, unique sightseeing, and entertainment.
From its founding as a colonial Chesapeake Bay seaport, Annapolis has emerged as the sailing capital of the United States, home to both the US Naval Academy and the third oldest college in the country, and the Maryland state capital.
The waterfront historic district is a well-preserved colonial seaport with cobblestone streets and more original 18th century structures standing than any other city in the United States. Many of the Founding Fathers visited the city, including George Washington, who traveled to Annapolis to resign his commission in the Maryland State House when the city briefly served as capital as the United States. Today, this easily walked historic district presents a blend of preserved structures, museums, restaurants, shops, live music, and nightlife.
Some things to do while in Annapolis
- Walk the historic district
- Take a guided tour of the historic district or US Naval Academy
- Try steamed blue crabs or Chesapeake Bay oysters
- Take a sail on the schooner Woodwind
- Attend the second-largest Renaissance Fair in the country (late August into October)
- Fish for rockfish (striped bass) on a charter boat
- Enjoy the nightlife at City Dock
- Visit the Banneker-Douglass Museum and Annapolis Maritime Museum
- Visit Washington DC (40-minute drive to capitol building)
What People Are Saying About the Training Center
- Excellent facility & accommodations!
- Enjoyed the classroom setting and Aarcher Institute thought of pretty much everything that the class would need
- The facility was pleasant and a comfortable learning environment.
- Good facility — training room nicely implemented — very comfortable ‘environment’ for class.
- Very nice and clean and easy to find, they always had something for us to munch on.
- Clean and easy to find. Thank you for providing food and beverage for the students.:)
- The temperature was comfortable and amenities appreciated. Offering to bring lunch in on excessively hot days was welcomed.
Travel & Accommodations:
- 30-minute drive from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
- 45-minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)(Traffic can cause travel time to increase significantly)
- Rental cars, Uber, Lift, and taxis readily available at airport
- Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis (not the “Downtown” location) – Short walk to training facility [Address: 305 Harry S. Truman Pkwy | 410-266-9006]
- Courtyard Annapolis – Short walk to training facility [Address: 2559 Riva Road | 410-266-1555]
- Historic Inns of Annapolis – Historic inns in Historic District about 5 miles away
- Many other chain hotels, VRBO and Airbnb properties, and other options throughout Annapolis