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Maryland State House
Based on 163 traveler reviews
Aug 26, 2014 by: David G from Boca Raton, Florida
The State Capitol and immediately surrounding governmental area are attractive and historic. The State House goes back to 1772 and has very attractive chambers for State and the House of Delegates.
Aug 25, 2014 by: LJM1023 from Hickory, North Carolina
Very historical and able to see the Senate and House rooms. There was a room that had a mannequin of George Washington in his military uniform. It had a nice display about the building of the dome.
Rich in history and beauty
Aug 20, 2014 by: BusyVirginia from Virginia
The Maryland State House has witnessed so much of our nation's history first hand and so many of our founding fathers were there in this building. It is a beautiful building with Tiffaney skylights. Thomas Jefferson climbed up into the dome area to write his notes after sessions of the Continental Congress. It is not large by today's standards, and easily seen and enjoyed. It is located in easy walking distance from the harbor, Naval Academy, historic homes, and shopping. We loved visiting historic Annapolis and this was our favorite building we toured.
General George Washington resigned here
Aug 19, 2014 by: WorldTravelers34 from Chicago
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.
Really worth the visit!
Aug 18, 2014 by: NYView from Brooklyn, New York
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.
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