Bus Route Pick-up and Drop-off Sites
This sandwich board will be displayed at all bus route stops:
The Treaty of Paris Trail departs here!
BUS TOURS LAST APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS AND RETURN HERE
The tour bus would depart from the host institution; however, if neither the MTPA or the Westin can provide space to set up a portable exhibit and screen the 15-minute City TV film, then one of the hotels on the bus route (below) or Old Fox Books could be the host institution. The bus route stops below are based on a preliminary assumption that the Westin will be the departure site and if so, it is hoped that above the door facing Carpaccio's Restaurant, a temporary, removable banner could be placed each day that reads, "National Pre-Constitution Center". At each stop below, the bus would pick people up every 60 minutes:
Stop 1. Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
Whether or not it's the host institution, a sandwich board would be inside or outside the hotel; if it's the host institution, then participants would purchase their tickets inside and get on the tour bus once it arrives.
Stop 2: City Dock/Naval Academy
The tour bus would drive to the Visitor Center's booth at City Dock near the Barry Gate of the U.S. Naval Academy and pick up people who agree to pay for the tour at the Westin (they would not disembark at the French Soldiers' Camp). There would be a sandwich board near the booth.
Stop 3: Old Fox Books
Stop 4: French Soldiers' Camp
The first of the main stops of the tour. We would ask for permission to set up a series of military-style tents like the one on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia that belonged to George Washington. French uniformed soldiers would re-enact the camp, including the hospital tent, soldiers' quarters, the mess tent, and the weapons tent. Participants would learn how the French soldiers both lived and died there, and then shown where they were buried and the monument erected to their memory, after which they would get on the next arriving bus and be taken to the next stop.
Stop 5: Maryland Capitol
Stop 6: Market House
A sandwich board would be inside or outside Market House and pick up people who agree to pay for the tour at the Westin (they would not disembark anywhere else until then). People who have paid for the bus tour and gotten back on at the Maryland Capitol would stay on.
Stop 7: Chick & Ruth's Delly (walk to Mann's Tavern site)
Stop 8: West Street Visitors Center (Sadona)
Stop 9: The Graduate Hotel
Stop 10: The Hilton Garden Inn
Stop 11: The Westin Hotel
If the Westin is the host institution, all tour tickets would be sold there. Participants would disembark for good if the Westin is where they first got on; all others would get back on the next arriving bus and return to their point of origin.