Annapolis sparks Maryland’s active participation in the American Revolution when angry colonists force the burning of a ship carrying the detestable weed tea.
The Port of Annapolis becomes the fiery scene of a budding nation clamoring for independence from Great Britain’s repressive taxation and tyranny.
October 19, 2024…
Commemorate the Burning of the Peggy Stewart – also called the Annapolis Tea Party -- 250 years to the day after shipping merchant Anthony Stewart, a loyalist to the Crown, rowed out to the merchant brigantine he owned and set it ablaze at the insistence of an outraged mob.
Join the John Paul Jones Chapter, National Society Sons of the American Revolution
For a living history exhibition of The Burning of the Peggy Stewart