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Dating back to the 18th century, St. Anne's Church in Annapolis has a storied history. Its first iteration was the area's first and only chapel. Completed in 1704, the chapel was busting at its seams by 1775. So, it was torn down to make room for a bigger house of worship. But the Revolutionary War and its aftershocks delayed the building process, so that the church wasn't finished until 1792. But in 1858 a fire ravaged this iteration, so yet another church was raised. The next one was completed 1859 and stands today. St. Anne's Church is a working Episcopal parish, and its gorgeous stained glass and a handful of other interior touches make it a top sight to see while in Annapolis.
"The history of the church and the stained glass were very much worth the visit," said one TripAdvisor user, who visited St. Anne's Church with a tour guide.
You'll find the church just off Main Street and in the center of Church Circle in downtown Annapolis. Visitors can pop into the church any day of the week, from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. However, they should keep in mind that there might be services at various points in the day. (Weekly Mass is held on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 8, 9, 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) The church does not charge admission, and free guided tours are offered on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the church's website.
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