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“A visual symbol of Annapolis”

Maryland State House
Ranked #4 of 90 things to do in Annapolis
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Owner description: The seat of government for the state of Maryland.
annapolis, md
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“A visual symbol of Annapolis”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's so easy to come in for a bit and walk around these hallowed halls. A great deal of history has transpired here...from George Washington resigning his post as commander and chief to the ratification of the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War. The dome, at the time it was built, was an architectural marvel as it was a unique design made of wood and fastened together with wooden pegs. Then and now it stands as an important landmark that highlights the skyline of Annapolis.

Be sure to walk outside and enjoy the beautifully manicured grounds, and don't miss the Governor's Mansion which is nearby. Besides the waterfront, this is my favorite area in the historic district.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

It's good to visit but not much to see. It's very small. It's kind of cool when there's a Session going on.

Visited July 2013
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Mirabel, Qc
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“Worth visiting but under restoration”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

First of all, Annapolis is a beautiful town... and the State House stands in it's historical center.
The historic legislature rooms are under restoration. As of now, the old delegates chamber is restored and the result is gorgous. They are working on the senate chamber and an other which I can't recall. So right now, you can see the hall, the delegates chamber and the actual senate and house of représentatives. It is very nice and signs provide you with useful historical information.
You can see the resignation letter of General George Washington when he resigned from the Continental army after the war. It is here because it was here that happened because the continental congress was meeting in Annapolis at the time.
I recommend you make a stop here at the State House.
I rate 4 because of the works under way but it will surely be a 5/5 when finish.

Visited December 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“A quick but worthwhile visit”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Have a few minutes to spare- see the State House. It has a few rooms of historic interest on the first floor. They are beautifully redone to keep in with the original designers intent.

Visited December 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Under construction”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited the Maryland State House over Christmas break and found it deserted. No tours and one of the historic chambers was closed for renovations. Still, it was worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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