Hogshead, an early 19th century house located at 43 Pinkney Street in downtown Annapolis, is a prime example of the type of modest buildings that were common in colonial Annapolis. On Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm, guests are welcome to come and tour Hogshead and experience what colonial life was really like for the “lower and middling sort” in early Maryland.
The building was constructed in the early 1800s and had seriously deteriorated by the 1960s. Historic Annapolis and the State of Maryland partnered to preserve the building and since then, restoration professionals have retained much of the building’s original timber framing, flooring, board partition walls, and trim.
Today, the two-story, gambrel-roofed building is a place where visitors can see, hear, and touch what life entailed for early frontiersmen, colonial doctors, Revolutionary War soldiers, and enslaved workers. Guides dressed in colonial attire lead guests through interactive experiences and allow them to see and handle authentic artifacts. Hogshead is open on Saturdays and Sundays, March through November, from noon to 4pm. Admission is free for all and donations are always welcome.