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“Fascinating history!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maryland State House

Maryland State House
91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
410 974 3400
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Ranked #6 of 43 attractions in Annapolis
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Owner description: The seat of government for the state of Maryland.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Fascinating history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

To be able to walk into the room where General George Washington resigned his military officer commission to become our first President in this still operating colonial Capitol building is quite the experience. The building is right across from the Governor's mansion and a block away from the main street in Annapolis with one of the most awesome Starbucks next to the famous Treaty of Paris restaurant. Easy walk from the Harbor and the Naval Academy.

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Princeton Junction
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“Nice, but not much there.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The history is interesting, but there isn't really much to see other than the architecture and a few rooms with written explanations. The legislators were in session, so there was a lot of bustling activity.

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Small, but Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

There isn't much here, but what is here is nice. The highlight is definitely the recreation of the old state assembly meeting room. There might have been more upstairs, but it was roped off so it was hard to tell. This probably isn't any more than a 15 minute stop.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Although it's small, it's full of interesting information about the War of 1812. A must see place in Annapolis.

Visited March 2013
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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“Charming and historic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've been here twice, and consider it a must-see while you're in Annapolis. It is not one of these gargantuan 19th century capitol buildings that are so daunting to visit. It is very VERY small, and is colonial. Annapolis was the capital of our country for a brief time early on, so this building was THE Capitol. It is so pretty, and the recent renovation really did work out very well. Every detail is lovely. The first time I went, there were guided tours, but it looks like they've done away with those. Funding cutbacks, no doubt - ya gets what ya pays for. However, the posted information is good, and the day I was there, the guard at the door was helpful with answering every question and even adding a little more detail than I expected. There's really no excuse for not at least walking through this beautiful, historic building, as it is right in the heart of Annapolis, AND, it is FREE.

Visited February 2013
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