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Maryland State House

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Address: 91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
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+1 410-974-3400
09:00 - 17:00
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The seat of government for the state of Maryland.

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Classy building

This is a great place to check out the architecture of a beautiful building. It is free and you can take pictures of each room. At Christmas they have it decorated tatefully.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to check out the architecture of a beautiful building. It is free and you can take pictures of each room. At Christmas they have it decorated tatefully.

Thank TUCKY142
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its free to visit with numerous interesting historical features. The self guided tour map and signage are great. one room features some interactive displays and they have the transcript from General Washington's resignation speech on display.

Thank Christopher F
Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

looking at it and knowing it is one of the oldest running state house in the country. it has some of the best views of Annapolis.

Thank Kara D
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is the “oldest State House that is still in legislative use today”. It was, unfortunately, not open when we came here during the Holidays. We had stopped by on our way back home from DC, so we spent some time walking around to take a bunch of pictures on the outside of this grand building with the classic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

although most of the State House is more recently constructed than the colonial period, there are sections that are the original chambers where the early Maryland colonial delegates met. The dome is a terrific architectural feat. There are many paintings of early personages and good historical comments about the exhibits. This is where George Washington came to resign his military... More 

Thank Steven I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't get inside as something was going on the day we went. Regardless, we walked around and enjoyed the gardens and architecture. Would be great to take the tour and get the history though

Thank AlexisZA
Southwest Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Street Parking in Annapolis is very limited and meters are limited to 2-hours. There are a number of parking garages in the area that are only a short walk from the Capitol Building. Visitors enter from the north entrance and must pass through security. Tours are self-guided and can be limited when the legislature is in session. During my visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a free visit, and fun for children and adults. I especially liked seeing the old Senate chamber, with statues of George Washington and Molly Ridout. John Shaw furniture is lauded. This is the oldest state house still in use in the US and has a cool wooden dome and curving brick fence around the outside.

Thank D5268FTcathys
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The State House is a centerpiece of the historic downtown - very nice grounds as well. There are a number of shops/eateries nearby - it is worth adding to your itinerary!

Thank ErnTrekker
Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

From the Maryland State House website it states that this building is the "oldest state house still in legislative use". The state house is open everyday but Christmas and New Year's Day from 9AM to 5PM. On the first floor at the office of interpretation you can pick up a self guided tour brochure. Picture IDs are required for entrance... More 

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