Additional Websites and Places of Interest

The mid-Atlantic region has many significant historical places and archival collections for learning about early America.


Historic London Town and Gardens
A colonial seaport, excavations and restoration continue at London Town in Edgewater, Maryland.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis
This was home to three generations of Carrolls, most notably the signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

Hampton National Historic Site
This house, once owned by the Ridgely family, was the largest private home in the United States in 1790.

Historic Saint Mary's City
Saint Mary's was an early British settlement in North America and the first capital of Maryland.

Jonas Green House & Inn in Annapolis
This historic inn was once home to colonial printers, Jonas and Anne Catherine Green.

Lost Towns Project
This website provides information on the archaeologists and historians who excavate colonial sites in Anne Arundel County for research and public education.

Maryland Historical Society
This institution houses artifacts about Maryland from pre-settlement to present day. Among its holdings are the papers of Maryland's colonial governors and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll.

Maryland State Archives
Government records since the founding of Maryland have been collected and stored at the Archives. Among them are state and county court records, land, church, birth and death records, as well as special collections pertaining to the history of Maryland.

Maryland State House
Maryland's State House was used by the Continental Congress. It was where General Washington resigned his commission from the Continental Army and where the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the Revolutionary War. It is still used for legislative functions today.

National Colonial Farm
This living history museum focuses on a middle-class, farming family before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. It is located across the river from Mount Vernon.

Sands House in Annapolis
A member of the Sands family still resides in this historic home, which has been in the family for over 237 years.

Sotterley Plantation
This tidewater plantation, located along the Patuxent River, is older than Mount Vernon and Monticello.


Colonial Williamsburg
The former capital of colonial Virginia has been preserved and restored as a living history museum.

This was the site of the first successful English colony in North America.

Monticello was the home of President Thomas Jefferson.

Virginia Historical Society - The Center for Virginia History

Yorktown Battlefield
The Battle at Yorktown, during the Revolutionary War, secured independence for the American colonies.

Historic Triangle
This site includes information about Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon was the home of President George Washington.

Gunston Hall
Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason, statesman and author of the “Virginia Declaration of Rights.”


Delaware Historical Society

Historic Odessa Foundation
Historic Odessa is comprised of five historic houses from the eighteenth century, along with their surrounding property, outbuildings, and gardens.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Independence Hall
Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Elfreth's Alley Museum
The museum contains the stories of ordinary people who lived along Elfreth's Alley in early Philadelphia.


This project was developed through a Teaching American History Grant partnership between Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Center for History Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Historic London Town and Gardens.