There are lots of historical things to see as you walk around the city. Take time to stop and read. There's more to Anapolis than food and shopping.
I was a little sad that during construction the Alex Haley Memorial was somewhat off limits. I have always enjoyed the quiet statue sitting at the end of the inlet and imagining children listening to the great stories that need to be told to the next generation.
Take a few minutes to look at his as you're looking around the harbor area in Annapolis. Read what's written and you'll learn a little history.
If you are looking for a place to sit in downtown Annapolis where you can see other visitors and the boats coming and going into the harbor, this is it!
If you got to the waterfront, whether its to look at the boats on Ego Alley, or get ice cream from Storm Bros, or eat a meal at one of the many fine restaurants, take a few minutes to visit this memorial located at the terminus of the Alley. Its an important part of American history and culture
Once again this is a place my wife and I noticed on our Trolley tour of Annapolis. After breakfast just across the street, we wandered over to take a few pictures and read the bronze plates set up to commemorate Haley's best known work, Roots. This is a very moving scene.
Located right at the foot of the main channel of the busy mini-harbor, this gentle, well-executed sculpture gives one pause between shopping and gawking to think that all was not so rosy and posh in the past. A good spot to relax and get in touch with history. Not to be missed!
These four statues showing Alex Haley the author of Roots reading to three children is located on the waterfront and claims to the disembarking place for Kunta Kinta from Africa into a life of slavery. Its hard to imagine that this beautiful area was a main transport hub for that evil institution. Annapolis' harbor is gorgeous and lively and loaded... 更多