Circle Gallery

Located in a former general store built circa 1840, Circle Gallery is noted for its adaptive use of historic space.

Built by Thomas Franklin, Circle Gallery occupies the second story of the original building which fronts on Main Street. The gallery occupies the storage space of the former general store and visitors may still see the giant pulley and location for the trap door used to lower large items down to the Main Street location for sale.

The original five-course American brick and timbers set at 17" and 19" are still visible within the gallery space, giving a rustic, antiqued feeling offset by the modern gallery presentation.

LOCATION

 

From the Washington, DC area:

From the DC Beltway (Rt. 495), exit onto Rt. 50 East. Take exit 24 (Rowe Blvd.). Follow Rowe Blvd, straight into Bladen St. to the end at College Ave. Turn left on College Ave then take the first right on North St and turn right onto State Circle. Go almost half way around State Circle to the gallery behind a wrought iron gate at No. 18.

From the Baltimore Area:

From the Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695), take Rt. 97 South towards Annapolis. Rt. 97 ends at Rt. 50/301; merge onto Rt. 50 East. Take Exit 24 (Rowe Blvd). Follow Rowe Blvd, straight into Bladen St. to the end at College Ave. Turn left on College Ave then take the first right on North St and turn right onto State Circle. Go almost half way around State Circle to the gallery behind a wrought iron gate at No. 18.

From the Eastern Shore:

Take Rt. 50 West across Bay Bridge. Continue on Rt. 50 across the Severn River Bridge. Take Exit 24A (Rowe Blvd.), stay right and bear right onto Rowe Blvd. Follow Rowe Blvd, straight into Bladen St. to the end at College Ave. Turn left on College Ave then take the first right on North St and turn right onto State Circle. Go almost half way around State Circle to the gallery behind a wrought iron gate at No. 18.

Parking:

The City of Annapolis has metered on-street parking as well as four parking garages. The closest garage is the Hillman Garage, which can be entered from Main Street via Gorman St. and from Duke of Gloucester Street. Other garages are on Clay St., Northwest St. and Calvert St."