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“General George Washington resigned here” 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 37 Attractions in Annapolis
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The seat of government for the state of Maryland.
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“General George Washington resigned here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 the main street in Annapolis. It is an easy walk from the Harbor and the Naval Academy.

Visited August 2014
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“Really worth the visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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 men to reach the North Pole.

Visited August 2014
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“One of the prettiest state capitals to explore...”
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 manufactured to Ben Franklin's specifications. There is never a bad season to visit; downtown is quaint with tons of cool shops to explore. When you visit the State House, choose a comfy bench to sit on and enjoy the beautiful weather (hopefully), the black eyed Susans in the gardens and the pretty surrounding areas. Annapolis is DEFINITELY worth the visit! Enjoy.

Visited August 2014
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“Magnificent”
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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“prettiest state house I have ever visited”
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.

Visited April 2014
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