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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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Historic and beautiful

This historic state house is perched on high ground in Annapolis, and it overlooks the city and the harbor as well. The grounds have a number of interesting monuments, including... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This historic state house is perched on high ground in Annapolis, and it overlooks the city and the harbor as well. The grounds have a number of interesting monuments, including the ship's bell from the battleship USS Maryland (BB-46). The grounds have what is probably the oldest English cannon recovered from any of the English colonies from St.Marys.

Thank mcdh4561
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful building to visit that is the working state capitol of Maryland. There are state senate and house chambers as well as the Old Senate Chamber where George Washington famously resigned his commission as commander-in-chief. They have a nice exhibit for this. It was also the Capitol of the United States for a brief period 1783-1784. It... More 

Thank lovetotravel560
Maineville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and beautiful building. Very cool that you can walk around and read the history. The fact that George Washington had been there alone to me seemed very neat. Pretty to see and take in the history if you like that sort of thing. I wish we had more time to explore the exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great getaway! Easy to get around on foot to local venues. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and sites to see in walking distance.

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Westport, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history his is a must see. The indie of the building is magnificent with its marble columns and stair cases. The attention to historical details is amazing. It was quite a feeling to stand in the same room as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and many other great figures in history. If you visit you will not be... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a can't miss sight. Great photo ops, easy walking and surrounded by shops. If you're going to park, midway down the road with all the shops there is a parking garage. It is half way down to the docks. On street parking is a premium.

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Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Capitols are always worth seeing as they give insight to the unique character and history of each state, can be visited with only a bit of time, and are free. This one was impressive as the site where Washington resigned his army commission in order to serve as president. It made it a powerful and meaningful experience just prior to... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 January 2017

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

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