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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Parking is never fun in Annapolis but this intricate wooden tower is beautiful. We enjoy the statehouse more than the rest of the town. Consider visiting the US Naval Academy, or the renaissance festival on the same day.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It is a very nice, state house. When you enter, they scan your purse and such, like happens at all government facilities nowadays but when you walk in, it is really nice. Very clean with this whole House of Cards air on the stairs and hallways. They have some interesting historical documents and memorabilia in one small room and you... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We walked up the hill to the grounds of the Maryland State House. The grounds are beautiful and open for walking all around the building. For history lovers, this place is an A+++++++++++. We went inside (go through security), but it is free, and you can walk around on your own and read the informative placards. This historical building is... More

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Ayer, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The oldest wooden rotunda still in service and was also briefly our nations Capitol. I did not find allot to see except the grounds and the room where Washington resigned his commission. But I have a great affection for the building. It is a sight to see because it centered on all of the old harbor and can be seen... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The buildings are great to look at and learn about. A tour is useful. Adventure tours was very nice, a large golf cart type vehicle, but better, was able to take us places larger trollies could not go,

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