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America's beautiful historic towns and cities revealed

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 41: Sat on Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s picturesque capital has more 18th-century buildings than anywhere else in the US and plenty of quaint cobblestone streets too. The city was named Annapolis by the Royal Governor Sir Francis Nicholson in honor of Princess Anne, who went on to become queen in 1702. Must-see landmarks in its historic center include the Maryland State House, where the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, ending the Revolutionary War. 

Annapolis, Maryland

Sat on Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s picturesque capital has more 18th-century buildings than anywhere else in the US and plenty of quaint cobblestone streets too. The city was named Annapolis by the Royal Governor Sir Francis Nicholson in honor of Princess Anne, who went on to become queen in 1702. Must-see landmarks in its historic center include the Maryland State House, where the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, ending the Revolutionary War. 

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