John Paul Jones Chapter

Maryland Society,

Sons of the American Revolution

The ‘Semiquincentennial’

Our National 250th Anniversary

Our 250th National Anniversary is coming on July 4th 2026.  On this page we list some notable events in our area that led to or affected the Revolutionary War efforts or our early national history.  We want to recognize these events and are planning how best to accomplish that.

Whether you want to call it a quartermillennial,  a semiquincentennial, or a sestercentennial it is a very important milestone for us and our country.


Anniversary Date



Celebratory Event


Construction of Maryland State House

Annapolis, MD


Tuesday September 26, 2023

George Washington dined here on his way to the Annapolis Races

Rawlings Tavern - MD Rte 2 at Harwood Road


Hammond-Harwood House Constructed

Annapolis, MD


Saturday October 19, 2024

Burning of the Peggy Stewart

Annapolis, MD


Tuesday May 6, 2025

George Washington dined here as he traveled north to take command of the Revolutionary forces

Widows Ramsey's Tavern, MD Rte 3 at Dicus Mill Road


Tuesday September 16-17, 2031

French Troops under Count De. Rochambeau made camp here en route to Yorktown.

Belvoir (Scotts Plantation) MD Rte 178


Saturday December 23, 2034

Gen. George Washington resigned his Commission

Annapolis State House


Tuesday April 24 1906

Revolutionary War Hero Captain John Paul Jones Returned to America

US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD

We ask for you help.  If there are other notable Revolutionary War and/or Independence related events in what is now Anne Arundel County please reach out and let us know.  Also if you have ideas of the best way to recognize these events please give us your ideas.  Send your comments or ideas to . Thank you.

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