By Kirsten Hower
Annapolis, Maryland is America’s sailing capital and thrives on its nautical roots and colonial history. Located in downtown’s City Dock, just a block from the United States Naval Academy, Middleton Tavern is a testament to both of these local storylines.
Bought by Horatio Middleton in 1750, the building operated as an “inn for seafaring men” and as the base for Middleton’s Ferry Service that connected Annapolis to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The ferry carried Tench Tilghman on his way to deliver the news of Cornwallis’ surrender in 1781, Thomas Jefferson on his way to Rock Hall in 1783, and George Washington on his way to…somewhere.... Read More →
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