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Maryland State House

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

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Don't miss this historic State House

There's a lot of history here. It's the only state capitol to have served as the capitol of the US and one of the oldest state capitols in the US. George Washington resigned his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There's a lot of history here. It's the only state capitol to have served as the capitol of the US and one of the oldest state capitols in the US. George Washington resigned his commission from the Army here. It's not huge, so you don't need a lot of time to visit. If you come while the legislature is in... More 

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Bayville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can walk around in a few minutes with kids, the rooms are interesting, we loved the Tiffany ceiling windows in both rooms. The kids enjoyed talking to the in uniformed guide. With older kids you can probably listen into a session from the publicly open observance seats. It was a nice walk around the little brick pathways around the... More 

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Pasco
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58 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

They need better air conditioning or more fans! It wasn't all that hot of a day when we visited in September, but it was really hot inside. Educational and interesting to see the "old" desks and such. Just too hot to stay for very long. Much nice just sitting outside on a bench!

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had to go through metal detector which went off but figured out what caused it and was ok. Enjoyed touring this old but well kept and still in use historic building. Julie was our guide who answered our questions, took time to point out interesting details and informed us of historical facts of the area, very informative tour and such... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Free 5/10 self tour. Only 4 min from The Naval Academy. Oldest/biggest wooden dome of its kind in the US. It was pieced together no nails.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The statehouse is... well... rooms. Some are decorated to periods of history, and it's interesting, but not worth more than half an hour (tops). The room where George Washington resigned his commission is due to open in later March 2015, but was not available when we visited. A draft of his resignation speech is on display in the atrium. This... More 

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Marshfield, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Although it was closed when we were there, we walked around the grounds and learned all the history etc. Quite impressive. Definitely not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are in the great town of Annapolis plan a visit to what is one the greatest architectural wonders around. Built in 1772, you just don't see wonders like this every day.

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The interior of the state house is beautiful (and quite interesting), but I think the highlight of visiting is wandering the grounds themselves. They're perfect for a leisurely walk on a pleasant sunny day.

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I'm a sucker for visiting state houses as they usually wrap themselves in the history of the state they represent. The Annapolis State House - used as the background for the US Capital in several movies - is what you would expect in the vast expanses of marble and beautiful decor. It is different that most in that it contains... More 

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