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Maryland State House

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Address: 91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
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+1 410-974-3400
09:00 - 17:00
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The seat of government for the state of Maryland.

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A Must For History Buffs

The Maryland State House may not be the largest or most grand of state houses but it is rich in history and tradition! The most impressive item in its walls has to be General... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Maryland State House may not be the largest or most grand of state houses but it is rich in history and tradition! The most impressive item in its walls has to be General Washington's hand written resignation letter the the President of Congress! The Senate and House rooms are grand and make you feel a part of the political... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the Capitol while the Senate was in session. Beautiful maintained and historic location. Although my children lack reverence, they were awed by the Senators handling the budget. I would recommend.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and historic building. Even if you don't have time or patience to read all the description on the self guided tour, it's worth it to walk through.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did you know? 1. Served as national capital for a period 2. Treaty of Paris signed here. 3. George Washington gave up his commission as Commander-in-Chief in speech here. 4. 4 signers of Declaration of Independence served in legislature here. Many artifacts on exhibit here as well as meeting rooms and halls that played significant role in US Revolutionary history.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This historic state house is perched on high ground in Annapolis, and it overlooks the city and the harbor as well. The grounds have a number of interesting monuments, including the ship's bell from the battleship USS Maryland (BB-46). The grounds have what is probably the oldest English cannon recovered from any of the English colonies from St.Marys.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a beautiful building to visit that is the working state capitol of Maryland. There are state senate and house chambers as well as the Old Senate Chamber where George Washington famously resigned his commission as commander-in-chief. They have a nice exhibit for this. It was also the Capitol of the United States for a brief period 1783-1784. It... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting and beautiful building. Very cool that you can walk around and read the history. The fact that George Washington had been there alone to me seemed very neat. Pretty to see and take in the history if you like that sort of thing. I wish we had more time to explore the exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great getaway! Easy to get around on foot to local venues. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and sites to see in walking distance.

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Westport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

If you like history his is a must see. The indie of the building is magnificent with its marble columns and stair cases. The attention to historical details is amazing. It was quite a feeling to stand in the same room as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and many other great figures in history. If you visit you will not be... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a can't miss sight. Great photo ops, easy walking and surrounded by shops. If you're going to park, midway down the road with all the shops there is a parking garage. It is half way down to the docks. On street parking is a premium.

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