Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitor Information Center
Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: Annapolis, Maryland's capital city, is a picturesque and historic Chesapeake port town. Walking through the city and along the waterfront still gives one the feel of centuries of Bay traditions.

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Information Center will help you find your way around the city and to other nearby Chesapeake Bay Gateways. This regional information center has two facilities in town. The primary center is near the State Capitol building in Annapolis on West Street. The other is an information booth at City Dock, which operates from April 1 to October 1. Visit either of these locations for help in exploring Annapolis, the region and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.

Location / Directions:

The primary visitor center is located near the State Capitol, and within walking distance of the entire historic district and City Dock.

From Rt. 50 take Exit 24 for Rowe Boulevard.

  • Weekdays: turn right at 2nd light onto Taylor Avenue, then right again up the hill to stadium parking. Take shuttle trolley to Visitor Center.
  • Weekends & Holidays: stay in right-hand lane on Rowe Boulevard and follow signs to the Visitor Center parking garage (height limit 7').
Driving Directions
Address: Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitor Information Center
26 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Visitor Phone: (410) 280-0445

Stop by the primary visitor center on West Street for displays that highlight the Chesapeake Bay with particular emphasis on the ways that the visitor can access the Bay via boat tours, rental and charters. There are also several tours of the town of Annapolis that leave from the main visitor center. Tours include the Discover Annapolis Tours, a tour of Annapolis by minibus, and the Annapolis Walkabout, architectural history walking tours of the historic district and U.S. Naval Academy. For more information on tours and other attractions, visit the Annapolis and Anne Arundel visitor web page at

Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours: The visitor center at 26 West Street is open from 9 am - 5 pm seven day a week. The visitor booth located on the Annapolis City Dock is open seasonally from April 1 - October 1.
Fees: None.
Visitor Facilities: The visitor center and information booth provide brochures and maps on many bay-related sites and attractions in the Annapolis, Maryland area. Current and up-to-date information is available on visitor accommodations, restaurants, recreational activities including fishing and golf, marinas, historical landmarks, upcoming events and festivals, antiquing and shopping. Tickets for several area tours may also be purchased at the main visitor center location.
Accessibility: The visitor center and the information booth on City Dock are both wheelchair accessible.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Comments or Questions: Call: 1-800-YOUR-BAY