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Maryland State House

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

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Beautiful building with attractive landscaping in the center of the historic district

This historic building is very attractive and fits nicely into the environment of a very old city. It is in a traffic circle surrounded by shops and restaurants and other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Pekin, Illinois

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Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This historic building is very attractive and fits nicely into the environment of a very old city. It is in a traffic circle surrounded by shops and restaurants and other unobtrusive government buildings.

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry to the State House. Entry thru security is easy – guard was very friendly. Only the first floor is open to visitors. There are a number of exhibits of the state house at the time of the Revolutionary War. Lots of paintings of early prominent figures. The room where General Washington his commission from the Continental Army has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazingly beautiful state house. Brings history alive. Old and new chambers are so impressive. Where George Washington gave his resignation speech.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well preserved and the oldest state Capitol building in the US. Very historic place that chronicles the resignation of George Washington. Makes you reverent to the very beginnings of our country and is well worth the trip. And by the way it's free.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained building with many historic portraits. There was no tour available when we were there, near closing time, so maybe that is why? Would have enjoyed it more with a guided tour, which we always take of state capital buildings. It is in the heart of Historic Annapolis, not a huge building, an hour spent here would be plenty.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the Maryland State House history page reports, it is "America's First Peacetime Capitol and the oldest state house still in legislative use." Having worked in the Senate of Maryland and spent a great deal of time in the State House, I can tell you first hand that this historic landmark is worth a visit. The Senate and House chambers... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once inside you can immediately go into the current working Senate and House chambers which are very cozy. Move into the original chambers and the history comes to life. In the old Senate chamber you can see where General Washington resigned his public position to the Continental Congress to go home to Martha and become a private citizen. The whole... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After leaving Washington DC we went to check out the State House in Annapolis because we met an acquaintance that highly recommended it. It wasn't so much the building itself that I personally loved, but the small streets surrounding the back of the building. I was told it'd be like going back into the 1700's and it sure was! There... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the myriad of sights to see in Annapolis. Informative plaque describing the history of the structure. One of the must sees in town.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a brief period Annapolis was the capital of the country (before the Constitution was adopted) and the Maryland State House served as the congressional meeting place. Much has been restored, including the chamber where George Washington resigned his commission as commander of the army. This is definitely worth a stop, and the folks who control access were super friendly,... More 

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