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Maryland State House

91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
410 974 3400
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: The seat of government for the state of Maryland.
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Virginia Beach
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Although it is one of the oldest state houses in the country, there is not much to see inside. It is a beautiful building from outside, but visitors are only limited to the main floor of the building where you can see the Senate chamber and the House chamber. However, you can only peek into the rooms because they are... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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516 reviews 516 reviews
110 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The State Capitol and immediately surrounding governmental area are attractive and historic. The State House goes back to 1772 and has very attractive chambers for State and the House of Delegates.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very historical and able to see the Senate and House rooms. There was a room that had a mannequin of George Washington in his military uniform. It had a nice display about the building of the dome.

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Maryland State House has witnessed so much of our nation's history first hand and so many of our founding fathers were there in this building. It is a beautiful building with Tiffaney skylights. Thomas Jefferson climbed up into the dome area to write his notes after sessions of the Continental Congress. It is not large by today's standards, and... More

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Chicago
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1,209 reviews 1,209 reviews
302 attraction reviews
531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The beautiful Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use and is the only state house ever to have served as the nation's capitol. The Continental Congress met in the Old Senate Chamber from November 26, 1783, to August 13, 1784. The building is right across from the Governor's mansion and a block away from... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't be put off by the stairs--there's an elevator available. But don't miss the State House when you're in Annapolis. The chambers are lovely--they've been restored until they gleam. And be sure to see George Washington's draft of his letter of resignation from the army, and the Matthew Henson plaque, dedicated to the African-American who was one of the first... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When you come to Annapolis, you just have to make your way to State Circle to see the State House. It's a pretty amazing piece of architecture and the oldest state house in continuous use to this day. The dome is one of a kind and if you can believe this, the lightening rod on top of the dome was... More

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New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A place that should be visited by all Americans as well as people of other nations. So much to see and learn.

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