Thomas Jefferson visited Annapolis, Maryland, three times:

  • May 1766. Jefferson was on his way to Philadelphia and New York to inoculate himself from smallpox. He wrote to his friend John Page from Annapolis discussing his trip.[1]
  • June-August 1775. On this trip, Jefferson was on his way to Philadelphia to attend sessions of the Continental Congress.[2]
  • November 25, 1783–May 11, 1784. Jefferson served as a delegate to Congress during this period. (Annapolis was the U.S. capital from November 1783 to August 1784.)[3]

Further Sources

  • Robinson, Richard A. "Jefferson's Annapolis." Unpublished report, n.d. Copy in Jefferson Library, Charlottesville, Va.


  1. ^ Jefferson to Page, May 25, 1766, in PTJ, 1:18-20. Transcription available at Founders Online.
  2. ^ For Jefferson's expenditures in Annapolis during the summer of 1775, see MB, 1:398-404. Transcription available at Founders Online.
  3. ^ For Jefferson's expenditures in Annapolis during this period, see MB, 1:540-48. Transcriptions for 1783 and 1784 available at Founders Online.