Welcome to the Treaty of Paris Center
Where the history of Annapolis comes to life!
Our Grand Opening is Saturday, January 3, 2015
Hours: 11:00am - 3:00pm
After the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, Annapolis became the first peacetime capital of the United States. Many events of critical importance took place here, including the call for a Constitutional Convention in 1787. This era, when Annapolis was the most important city in the newly independent nation, is the Treaty of Paris Period.
Click on the image below to watch Ben Franklin, one of the signers of the Treaty of Paris,
urge teachers, students and the general public to learn more about the entire Treaty of Paris Period:
There is only one place to Re-Discover the Treaty of Paris Period:
The Treaty of Paris Center!
At the Treaty of Paris Center, learn how the role Annapolis played during the Treaty of Paris Period served as a bridge between the Revolution and the Constitution!
The Treaty of Paris Center is in the Crown and Crab Room inside the Maryland Inn in Annapolis, Maryland (beginning on January 3, 2015). The Crown and Crab Room is across the hall from the Drummer's Lot Pub and down the hall from the Treaty of Paris Restaurant. The physical address (not the mailing address*) for the Treaty of Paris Center is 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401 (please remember to use the Main Street entrance to the Treaty of Paris Restaurant to get into the Treaty of Paris Center).
We will operate on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00am - 3:00pm (beginning on January 3, 2015).
It takes at least an hour to see all of the exhibits and films and interact with the computer screens--and that's not counting staying for a lecture, taking a walking tour or shopping for souvenirs. Large groups of people or students are encouraged to reserve an arrival time: 11:00am, 12 noon, or 2:00pm. Doors open at 11:00am and close at 3:00pm. To reserve an arrival time for either a guided tour or a self-guided tour of the exhibits, please send an email to Mark Croatti: email@example.com
Mark Croatti: President, The Treaty of Paris Center
Stephen Kling: Chair, Board of Directors, Annapolis Community Foundation
Jennifer Navabi: Executive Director, Annapolis Community Foundation
* The Treaty of Paris Center's Mailing Address:
The Treaty of Paris Center
626C Admiral Drive #113
Annapolis, MD 21401