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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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The seat of government for the state of Maryland.

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Lots of History in the Capital!

We came upon the Maryland State Capital as we were walking up from the harbor. It stands stately on the top of a hill. We first went to the back with beautiful grounds around and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kailua, Hawaii

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon the Maryland State Capital as we were walking up from the harbor. It stands stately on the top of a hill. We first went to the back with beautiful grounds around and found out you enter via a different door. After we passed security we were able to view both the Senate and House Chambers. As we... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem! Sitting on beautiful grounds, this was a pleasant surprise as to the exquisite architecture from the 1790's and 1840's as well as the amazing Revolutionary-war era historic displays inside. Self-guiding and well worth the visit!

Thank Kay K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You do have to pass through security to enter the State House although there is no fee. If they are not in session, you can view the legislative chambers. There are historical exhibits for visitors including the newly renovated room where George Washington resigned his commission.

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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest state house still in use. Its rich history makes it worth visiting. Imagine the work that went on inside it.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Toured this as part of a walking tour and found it to not only be a beautiful building but a place with both a fascinating history and also some contemporary interest.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Today, we attended a private tour of the Maryland State House in Annapolis with Baltimore Heritage. What a treat to have as our guide Mr. Michael K. Day, Chief and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. Mr. Day was a fountain of information. Maryland State House is the center piece of Annapolis. It is a very large, imposing building built between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Parking to visit this beautiful, historical building is a problem, but don't let that deter you as the simplicity and historical accuracy of the rooms/building as well as the exhibits are worth the parking frustration. We spent only 30 minutes and reaped a great understanding but could have spent much longer in the exhibits. Very unique and so glad that... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If history is your love, then visiting the State House is a must. In addition to all the history of the City itself, a look inside the historic chambers, still used today, will give you a feeling for what our forefathers experienced and our present representatives are experiencing today.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The state just recently opened some newly renovated historic rooms and exhibits. I was stunned at what a wonderful job they did. You can actually walk through the room where George Washington resigned his military commission. The room is authentically renovated to be exactly as it was 232 years ago. That's just one of the many fascinating rooms in the... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I took a friend to see it for the first time...a midwesterner. He was impressed. Though the building is an antique, it is used to this day as the center of Maryland's governing body. It is carefully maintained and historically accurate in all details. The totally wooden dome is doused once a year to be sure the sprinkler system and... More 

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