Spirits of the Past: Disease, Death, and Mourning Tour


In October, experience a spirited tour of the historic William Paca House highlighting tales of the past: sickness, treatments, and mourning rituals.

You’ll be guided by candlelight on a special tour focusing on the treatment of diseases, the medical practices of the women of the era, the contributions of the enslaved, the local physicians, and the mourning rituals for their dearly departed. The tour continues in the physic garden to learn about the medicinal plants and their use during the 18th century and beyond. At the end of the tour, try a cup of sage tea and take home a recipe for a potion!

Advance registration recommended, space is limited. The content of this tour is recommended for ages 16+.

Cost: $15 General Admission; $12 for HA Members, HA Docents, and Military

This tour will be offered multiple dates throughout October. Please visit our Calendar of Events at annapolis.org/events for all dates.