Maryland State House

Maryland State House, Annapolis

Maryland State House
4.5
Historic Sites • Government Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The seat of government for the state of Maryland.
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casallese
Baltimore, MD716 contributions
Lovely building dripping with history
May 2021
The Maryland State House is a recently renovated, beautiful building full of Maryland and US history. It's located in a lovely part of the old city surrounded by historical homes and gardens and faces the equally lovely Governor's Mansion. Think Williamsburg in a nautical setting. The State House itself is not too large and you can do it justice in an hour or less. This building was where Washington resigned his commision and, for a time, it was the capitol of the young United States. Recently restored to its colonial appearance with a beautiful glass dome added later, it is a great visit for anyone who loves American history.
Written June 8, 2021
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Steena804
Northern Virginia, VA23 contributions
Bummer that everything is still closed
Apr 2021
Beautiful grounds in a beautiful little town. Note that all museums and the USNA are all closed for tours still due to Covid. Once life opens back up again, we'll be back to visit!
Written April 25, 2021
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TXMARTINS
Atlanta, GA3,283 contributions
Beautiful building in the heart of downtown!
Mar 2021
Beautiful spot at the top of Main Street looking out on the historical streets around. Plan ahead in the time of COVID but always worth a stop even if just to walk the outside grounds & enjoy all the blooms!
Written March 30, 2021
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ArmyRangeratMIT
Wayne, PA556 contributions
Iconic spot for US History !
Mar 2021 • Couples
Do you find it cool that the Maryland State House was actually the capitol of the United States for one year in 1783…? How about General Lafayette pitching in to help the Revolutionary forces? Come here and grab some history!
Written March 27, 2021
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Craig W
Millerstown, PA210 contributions
Historical Sight Easy Seen
Sep 2020
Nice historical sight when in Old Towne. Classic looking building, easy to get a few photos. Meet the Maryland Governor as he was out and about on a local business photo Op.
Written October 6, 2020
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JSfromDC
Washington DC, DC457 contributions
Worth a Visit
Feb 2020
The Maryland State House is well worth a visit. Loaded with history, the grounds are as impressive as the architecture.
Written August 16, 2020
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Karen G
34 contributions
Maryland State House
Jul 2020
Beautiful capital especially at night- a center piece for the historical district. Stayed at the Historical Inns across the street, easy to walk to
Written July 16, 2020
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Jerome M
Gary, IN1,438 contributions
Very Historical
Jun 2019
This is a very historical building with a lot of history. This is a self-guided tour so you can take your time. We discovered information about the state of Maryland that we didn't know. The Washington resignation is significant to the history of our country. The building is easy to navigate and was not crowded. Finding a place to park will be your biggest challenge.
Written May 21, 2020
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Leo H
Jenkintown, PA31 contributions
Enlightening!!!
Feb 2020
We went to Annapolis for a weekend and decided to tour the Capitol State House. Pretty interesting! Learned a few things about George Washington that I did not know .Also, very informative about Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas. Its good to know it is their active chambers for the State House and Senate!
Written March 1, 2020
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Elizabeth K
Canton, MI294 contributions
Beautiful building!
Feb 2020
This is a must to see! It has been beautifully restored and it is delightful to be able to wander freely (self-guided tour) and to be able to take photos anywhere.
Written February 28, 2020
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Maryland State House is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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