A costumed docent leads this great introduction to all things Annapolis. The 10:30am tour leaves from the visitor center; the 1:30pm tour from the information booth at City Dock. There's a slight variation in sights visited by each, but both cover the country's largest concentration of 18th-century buildings, influential African Americans and colonial spirits who don't want to leave.

The associated one-hour Pirates of the Chesapeake Cruise is good 'yar'-worthy fun, especially for the kids.