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Maryland State House

91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
410 974 3400
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Ranked #7 of 47 Attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The seat of government for the state of Maryland.

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Such friendly staff...we were allowed to see the renovations of the 18th century room..hog hair plaster and all.

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Apparently this is the oldest statehouse in the country that is still in use. It is open to the public, has some interesting historical rooms to visit and some interesting facts. It is small and only takes a few minutes to tour, but it is right in downtown Annapolis so it is definitely worth a stop if you are walking... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

we visited on the weekend so it was really quiet. they do regular government business during the day, during the week. there is security screening, so pack light if you're planning a day in Annapolis. the area surrounding the State House is not that spread out, so you can spend the day just wandering around looking at other historic sites,... More

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Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The State House is a wonderful old building with so much American history. It sits on its own quiet circle. We wandered around but did not take any tour. Lovely just to sit on the grounds.

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Alliance, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The oldest State House in the US, built in 1772-1779. It's cool to see and be in such a historic building. Nothing much was happening when we were there but it was nice to go in and look around

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Convenient to downtown Annapolis, there's public parking, and plenty of other sites nearby. The State House is the oldest legislative building still in use as such in the country. The surprises in here include a depiction of General George Washington resigning his commission, historical paintings and a tour of the General Assembly floor. Unfortunately, tours of the wooden dome are... More

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Baltimore, MD
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There is not much to this, but it is free, very historic, and pretty interesting. Note that you do have to go through a metal detector to get in. Also, you have to use the door that is at the top of a bunch of steps in the front of the building (might be an issue for some). The front... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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261 reviews 261 reviews
118 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This building is a wonderful example of colonial building arts and by far the most beautiful and historic serving capitol building in the country. It features the only wooden cupola in a working capitol. It is also one of the most historic buildings in America. Take the tour

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Virginia Beach
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We toured the State House with our Watermark Walking Tours. Architecture and history was interesting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Love how they've kept some of the rooms the same way as 50-60 years ago. We took a guided tour and learned a lot of facts and figures. George Washington's original 1 page speech is kept there. It's one of the few working capital buildings in the country. Definitely worth the tour.

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