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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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Oldest active statehouse in America

This is the oldest statehouse in current use in the US. It is a major example of colonial American architecture enhanced by a major classical revival addition from c. 1905. In... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest statehouse in current use in the US. It is a major example of colonial American architecture enhanced by a major classical revival addition from c. 1905. In the colonial-era section, the original house of delegates section is recently restored to its late-19th century Victorian appearance. The original senate chamber is about to reopen after restoration to... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

In this state house LTG George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The room where Washington resigned his commission has been kept in its original state and there is a plaque to signify the spot where he submitted his resignation.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Then it's fun to walk aroind the first floor and look at the concening rooms. Not a lot of explanation though, your left to your own resources, allthough it seems there schould be a guide pamflet availabe.

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Spokane, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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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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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