George Washington came to Annapolis for the horse races…
Be like George …
Come to Annapolis for Derby Fest!
Annapolis gained fame in colonial times as the first site of city-organized horse racing. On the fairground north of West Street, George Washington and other leaders came to watch the races.
Race Week was a social highlight renowned throughout the colonies. On May 2nd join us for Derby Fest at Hammond-Harwood House!
Food and Activities include viewing of The Kentucky Derby, tours of the Hammond-Harwood House, designing your own Derby Hat, a selfie station, beautiful gardens and more.
Cash bar includes mint juleps, beer, and wine.