Annapolis lies midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.—about twenty-two miles in either direction. For information about lodging and upcoming events, contact Maryland’s tourist office, 45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (301-269-3517). Guided walking tours are offered by Historic Annapolis, Inc., Old Treasury, State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401 (301-267-8149) and Three Centuries Tours, 48 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 (301-263-5401). Walking tours are also available at the United States Naval Academy, Guide Service, Ricketts Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402 (301-267-3363 or 263-6933). Of the hotels located in and around Annapolis, those run by Historic Inns of Annapolis are perhaps the most agreeable for a historyseeker: 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401 (301-263-2641). Recommended reading: Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State , by Edward C. Papenfuse et al (Johns Hopkins Press, 1976), and Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era , by Arthur P. Middleton (Johns Hopkins Press, 1984).