- The list below includes 253 free or cheap things to do in or near Annapolis, Maryland, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Colleges & Universities, National & State Parks, Parks and Landmarks.
- From U.S. Naval Academy to Quiet Waters Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Annapolis and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Laurel, Pasadena and Glen Burnie.
Built in 1772, Maryland State House is the oldest operating state capitol in the country and features the largest wooden dome built in America without the use of nails. Guided tours of the capitol and the surrounding gardens are available.
Composed of a statue of the writer surrounded by young listeners and a series of plaques, the The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial was constructed in honor of the author of the famous and influential bestseller Roots.
Get a history lesson at Banneker-Douglas Museum, the State of Maryland's official museum of African-American heritage. Exhibits, programs and projects help paint a picture of this rich cultural heritage. Admission is free.
Featuring a permanent exhibit, Annapolis Maritime Museum is filled with artifacts detailing the ecological and maritime history of the region. The museum hosts special events like a summer concert series, art exhibits, and lectures.
With direct access to Spa Creek, Annapolis Canoe & Kayak offers visitors watercraft rentals to take out on the water. Visitors can rent kayaks and canoes for the day, as well as stand up paddle boards and power boats.