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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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George Washington was here!

Did you know that Annapolis was the capital of America before it became the United States officially? GW danced with over 60 ladies here in one night. What a gentlemen. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Did you know that Annapolis was the capital of America before it became the United States officially? GW danced with over 60 ladies here in one night. What a gentlemen. The restoration in the state house is a site to behold.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We toured the Maryland State House and saw a copy of the original (under glass) letter of resignation from General George Washington, which is on display in the State House! The building itself is extremely impressive, and the history abounds! You are walking where George Washington walked! Doesn't get better than that!

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is one of the oldest state houses if not THE oldest. We stayed in an inn right across the street from the state house, so we just popped in for a quick visit. There wasn't that much to see, and the dome is not as ornate as most. Still it was worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The State House is beautiful and full of history. A man dressed in full revolutionary regalia greeted us and gave us the "eye witness" account of George Washington resigning his commission after the war. The only sour note for me was the giant statue of Chief Justice Taney in front of the building. It seems in poor taste to have... More 

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07871
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I didn't know that this place at one time was the Capital of the United States. It is an impressive building with a tremendous history. The grounds are beautiful and you get the feeling of the history behind it at every turn. I would recommend this to anyone in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were very pleasantly surprised at what an interesting place this is. On our Saturday morning visit, an excellent guide gave us a real insight to the history and workings of the State Parliament. It doesn't take long but is a worthwhile part of any Annapolis itinerary.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Unlike a lot of grandiose state capitol buildings, the Maryland state house is one of the more historic sites in the United States. It very briefly was the nation's capitol, and still houses the room where George Washington resigned his commission after the American revolution (in the Old Senate Chamber -- which is being renovated but should be reopened soon).... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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