Annapolis Views..A Visit To The Rising Sun Inn Just Outside Annapolis

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A Visit to The Rising Sun Inn Outside Annapolis

Yesterday a girlfriend invited me to go with her to visit the Rising Sun Inn which is located nine miles north of Annapolis on Generals Highway. This historic building was built in 1753 and was given to the Anne Arundel Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) in 1916 by the then owner R. Thomas Williams with the understanding that it would be 'maintained as an historical spot and structure or museum'. 

the Rising Sun Inn

In 1980 the Anne Arundel Committee of the Maryland Historical Trust awarded DAR the Marjorie Murray Bridgeman Award for historical preservation in recognition of the Chapter's work in restoring and preserving the Rising Sun Inn. In 1985 the Rising Sun Inn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rising Sun gardens

Over the years the Inn has been used as a private residence and as a tavern where the small tap room remains intact. Inside the family of Jonas Green bequeathed a doll house replica of the Jonas Green House which is on display. Outside in the gardens you can find boxwoods which are believed to have been planted back in the Revolutionary period.

Annapolis Town crier

November 13, 2011, the day we visited, was the 100th anniverasary of the Anne Arundel Chapter of The Daughters of the Revolution. Tea and desserts were served and the Annapolis Town Crier was present to open the ceremonies.


Tea at The rising Sun Inn


The Rising Sun Inn  is open for tours on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1-4pm. Their address is 1090 General's Highway in Crownsville. You may also rent the building for small private parties 

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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Beautiful pictures, I was at a DAR meet recently, great time. It looks beautiful, and if I am ever in the area, which I might be soon, I will be sure to check it out.

Nov 14, 2011 03:00 PM #1
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

I love this piece, Martha, on the Rising Sun Inn near Annapolis MD.  The pictures are wonderful and you are so lucky to have such an important and still intact piece of history in your area!

Nov 14, 2011 08:00 PM #2
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
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Nov 14, 2011 08:01 PM #3
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Martha - interesting post.  Those of us on the west coast have historical places, but we can't usually date them back to the Revolutionary War like those of you in the east can.  How fortunate you are to be able to visit 250-300 year old history.

Nov 15, 2011 12:21 AM #4
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Bud & Beth- Thank you. And when you come to the area give me a call. Would love to meet for coffee.

Leesa- Thank you so much and thank you for the feature! :0)

Susan- It still amazes me that we have buildings and history from so long ago. It is certainly a fun and interesting place to call home. :0)

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