2014 Schedule
August:
23, 24, 30, 31
September:
1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
October:
4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Open from 10:00am - 7:00pm.
We open rain or shine.

For more information call 1-800-296-7304 

Wheel Chair Accessibility:
  The terrain is a natural forest setting and the ground cover is mulch, stone and soil.  There are hills.  Each Privie Area is equipped with an accessible Port-A-John.  The most suitable chairs are motorized or sport style.  Hospital style are not advised.

 


Directions to the Renaissance Festival:

The Maryland Renaissance Festival is located on Crownsville Road, in Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis, MD. Handicapped parking is available next to our Main Gate. When entering the parking lot, follow the signs to the designated handicapped parking area.

Below we have listed directions from the major points around the festival. If you need further directions, we suggest you check with the very fine website, Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. 

 

 

 


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From inside Washington, D.C.
  • From the Capital Beltway (495) take exit 19A, Route 50 East, the John Hanson Highway.
    (If you live inside Washington, take New York Avenue East, which takes you right to 50 East to Annapolis.)
  • Take Exit 22 just before Annapolis and take first exit to right on Riva Road.
  • Follow to second light, turn right on Harry Truman Blvd. 
  • Follow 2 miles to end and light , turn right onto South Haven Road.
  • Proceed north across Route 450 onto Crownsville Road.
    (There is a Quik-Save Mart convenience store at the intersection.)
  • Proceed 1/2 mile and the Festival is on the right.

 

From Washington, D.C. area or surrounding suburbs
  • Take New York Avenue East (Route 50 East) towards Annapolis.
    If coming from the Capital Beltway, take Exit 19-A (Route 50/John Hanson Hwy East).
  • Take Exit 22 just before Annapolis and take first exit to right on Riva Road.
  • Follow to second light and turn right on Harry Truman Blvd.
  • Follow 2 miles to end and light, turn right onto South Haven Road.
  • Proceed north across Route 450 onto Crownsville Road.
    (There is a Quik-Save Mart convenience store at the intersection.)
  • Proceed 1/2 mile and the Festival is on the right.

 

From inside Baltimore , MD
  • Take I-95 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695).
  • Follow the Beltway South to Exit 4 (Route 3 and I-97 South).
  • Stay left on I-97 South to Annapolis as it splits from Route 3.
  • Take Exit 5 from I-97 (Route 178 to Crownsville).
  • Turn right at the third light onto Crownsville Road.
    (Crownsville State Hospital is at the intersection and you can only turn right.)
  • Follow Crownsville Road for 1-1/2 miles and the Festival is on the left.

 

From the Eastern Shore or East of Annapolis
  • Take Route 50 West to exit 23B (Route 450/Crownsville)
  • At the light, turn left and then left again at the next light on Route 450 West.
  • Go 3 miles and turn right at the second light on to Crownsville Road.
  • Follow Crownsville Road for 1/2 mile and the Festival is on the right.

 

From Southern MD/St Mary's area
  • Take Route 4 North to Route 2N
  • Turn Left at Route 450
  • Past the Route 50 Exit, Past the light at Jennifer road
  • Turn left at the light in front of Annapolis Mall (you're still on Route 450)
  • Straight through the first traffic light
  • Right at the next light on to Crownsville Road.
  • Follow Crownsville Road for 1/2 mile and the Festival is on the right.

 

From Southern MD/Waldorf area
  • Take 301 N. to 50 East
  • Take Exit 22 just before Annapolis and take first exit to right on Riva Road.
  • Follow to second light and turn right on Harry Truman Blvd.
  • Follow 2 miles to end and light, turn right onto South Haven Road.
  • Proceed north across Route 450 onto Crownsville Road.
    (There is a Quik-Save Mart convenience store at the intersection.)
  • Proceed 1/2 mile and the Festival is on the right.

 

From Dahlgren, VA area
      • From the Capital Beltway (495) take exit 19A, Route 50 East, the John Hanson Highway.
        (If you live inside Washington, take New York Avenue East, which takes you right to 50 East to Annapolis.)
      • Take Exit 22 just before Annapolis and take first exit to right on Riva Road.
      • Follow to second light, turn right on Harry Truman Blvd. 
      • Follow 2 miles to end and light , turn right onto South Haven Road.
      • Proceed north across Route 450 onto Crownsville Road.
        (There is a Quik-Save Mart convenience store at the intersection.)
      • Proceed 1/2 mile and the Festival is on the right.

 

From Frederick and points West
  • Take 70 East towards Baltimore, to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695).
  • Follow the Beltway South to Exit 4 (Route 3 and I-97 South).
  • Stay left on I-97 South to Annapolis as it splits from Route 3.
  • Take Exit 5 from I-97 (Route 178 to Crownsville).
  • Turn right at the third light onto Crownsville Road.
    (Crownsville State Hospital is at the intersection and you can only turn right.)
  • Follow Crownsville Road for 1-1/2 miles and the Festival is on the left.

 

From New York, New Jersey, Harford County (MD)
  • Take 95 South
  • As you approach Baltimore, follow I-895 to the Harbor Tunnel
  • After you've gone through the tunnel, follow the signs to I-97 South, towards Annapolis
  • Proceed on 97 South for approximately 12 miles. Take Exit #5 - Route 178 Crownsville
  • Turn right at the third light onto Crownsville Road.
    (Crownsville State Hospital is at the intersection and you can only turn right.)
  • Follow Crownsville Road for 1-1/2 miles and the Festival is on the left.