DRAFT (April 27, 2006)
Naval Academy___________________________Fort McHenry_____________
Duncan’s Family CampgroundDuncan's Family Campground has bathhouses with clean restrooms and hot showers, potable water, swimming pool and baby pool with a lifeguard, playground, beach volleyball, mini golf, a laundry, a camp store, and trash pick-up. Firewood and ice are for sale. Map of Duncan's Family Campground. Our campsites will probably be in the yellow 200's tent sites along Rabbit Run.
5381 Sands Road
Lothian, MD 20711
directions from Grace Lutheran Church to Duncan's Family Campground.
Duncan's Family Campground is about 275 miles from Grace Lutheran Church,
and the minimum driving time is about 5 hours (without stops).
$30.00 Saturday supper
and Sunday supper at restaurants
$ 5.50 guided walking tour fee of U.S. Naval Academy.
free Free admission for children 15 and under to Fort McHenry.
+ $21.00 camping fee for 3 nights ($7 per person per night)
$56.60 Estimated fees per Boy Scout or sibling
$10.00 per car parking fee in Annapolis
Family of four - estimated costs
Important citizens like William Paca, Samuel Chase, Mathias Hammond and Charles Carroll of Carrollton lived in elegant brick homes. Most Annapolitans lived in smaller houses made of wood or brick. Shops were scattered all over town. In them, craftsmen made furniture, saddles for horses, silver spoons and coins, shoes, and many other things. Some people fixed things, like watches or broken wagon wheels. Jonas Green printed a newspaper at his house on Charles Street. Merchants sold food, cloth to make clothes, tools, ropes for boats, and things colonists usually could not make themselves.
The busiest part of town was the waterfront. Ships from near and far brought cargo and people to town. People used the Chesapeake Bay as a highway. Annapolis was a popular stopping place. Innkeeping was a good business.
A windmill stood on the point of land where the Severn River and Carroll's Creek met. Colonial housewives baked all of their bread. They bought their fresh cornmeal and flour from the mill once or twice a week.
People attended dances in the Assembly Room. They went to plays at a theater near Church Circle.
Twice a year, fairs were held in Annapolis. People came to buy and sell things, to see their friends, and to have fun.
Colonial children worked hard. Girls learned to cook and sew. They learned to make soap and candles, and to do many other jobs around the house. Boys chopped wood and carried water from the town well. They learned carpentry and how to drive a horse and wagon. Many boys of seven or eight began learning the work they would do when they grew up. Most children did not go to school. Their parents taught them to read and write. Some boys went to King William's School on State House Hill.
Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY. http://troop174.info