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Tour with a Colonial

Tour the Paca House grounds with costumed colonial tour guides who describe the history of the grand house and its dwellers. 12:30pm; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; and 3:30pm at William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. $10; rsvp: 410-267-8146;

Skipjack Race & Festival

At the 53rd Annual Skipjack Race and Festival, skipjack races and fresh cooked clams, fish and crab dishes fill Labor Day Weekend. Watch skipjacks sail into port, admire classic cars, craft a seaside knickknack, bid at silent auctions and enjoy carnival rides. September 2, watch the blessing and racing of the fleet (8am) and load up on seafood. Sa 4-10pm; Su 1-11:30pm; M 8am-6:30pm at Deal Island Harbor. free admission; pay for food and rides: 410-784-2785;

Worth the Trip to Historic Walking Tour

See live demonstrations, hear period music, visit a militia encampment, watch a preview of Regiment 21 Militia unit and a reenactment of the abduction of Joseph T. Mitchell, sample local and regional food, wine, beer and craft vendors. The new St. Michaels During the War of 1812 tour will highlight the British attacks on St. Michaels in August, 1813. Walking tour starts at 10am at St. Michael’s museum on St. Mary’s Square. $10 w/age discounts: 410-745-0530;

Sift Sharks’ Teeth

  Sift through a bucket of sand for sharks’ teeth and beach gems to take home. $6 a bucket. Location Bayside History Museum North Beach Phone: rsvp: 301-855-4028 See map: Google Maps

Secrets of the Civil War • free

  Learn how photography was used in the Civil War and why it mattered on the home front. Refreshments served.  Location Jefferson Patterson Park St. Leonard Phone: 410-586-8501 See map: Google Maps

Read a Map, Make a Map • free

  Look at local maps, go on a treasure hunt and make your own map. Drop in between 1-5pm Location Bayside History Museum North Beach Phone: 301-919-0222 See map: Google Maps

Jefferson Patterson Park Tour • free


Wide War of 1812 Lecture

Dr. Gene Allen Smith, author of The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, talks about his curatorial work at the Fort Worth Museum. 7pm at Calvert Marine Museum. $9 w/age discounts: 410-326-2042;

History Cruise

Join Historic Annapolis for a History Monday cruise aboard the Schooner Woodwind to hear National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame educator Geoffrey Cuneo recount local battles as you sail into the heart of the War of 1812 arena. 6:30-8:30pm at Annapolis Marriot Waterfront Hotel. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-263-8994;

Patterson Memories Tour • free

Tour Point Farm and learn about the Jefferson Pattersons and their history in Calvert. 10am & 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8578;