Basic Information

Hours for the Trail's Main Office

Core hours at the trail's main office are from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and the office is closed on federal holidays. Quite frequently, the trail office is open for business at least one hour earlier and one hour later than core hours.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: - Closed
  • Monday:  - 4
  • Tuesday:  - 4
  • Wednesday:  - 4
  • Thursday:  - 4
  • Friday:  - 4
  • Saturday: - Closed

Annapolis, Maryland has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 86°F and is rarely below 19°For above 91°F. The warm season lasts from May 30 to September 18 with an average daily high temperature above77°F. The cold season lasts from November 29 to March 4 with an average daily high temperature below50°F.

Entrance Fees:

Main Trail Office Visitor Fees - $0.00

There is no fee to visit the main office of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Some of the state parks, museums, wildlife refuges and other sites along the trail may charge entrance fees. Download "Chesapeake Explorer", the official NPS mobile app for the Chesapeake, to find complete information about each partner site. Or, visit the office and pick up a trail brochure.

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is open 24/7 365 days a year. However individual partner sites located along the 3,000 mile trail have varying operating hours and associated fees. Please visit for details on our partner sites.
Our headquarters is located in Annapolis MD and is open from 9:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday, except major holidays.
NPS Chesapeake
410 Severn Ave, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403
Ph: 410-260-2470

Last updated: June 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

410 Severn Avenue
Suite 314

Annapolis, MD 21403


(410) 260-2470

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