The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis, Maryland. It is the oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772 and houses the Maryland General Assembly, plus the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. In 1783 and 1784 it served as the capitol building of the United States Congress of the Confederation, and is where Ratification Day, the formal end of the American Revolutionary War, occurred.Arrange to visit Maryland State House and other attractions in Annapolis using our Annapolis attractions planner.
The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome in the United States constructed without nails. The current building, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960, is the third statehouse on its site. The building is administered by the State House Trust, established in 1969.
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The rooms about Washington, Fredrick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman were the best. Worth spending 30-45 minutes here
The rooms about Washington, Fredrick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman were the best. Worth spending 30-45 minutes here more »
Beautiful building with great decorations and paintings. Amazed to be surrounded by so much history that took place there.
Beautiful building with great decorations and paintings. Amazed to be surrounded by so much history that took place there. more »
I loved visiting buildings of historical significance and the state house is at the top of list in MD. Entry is free and you are allowed to take a self guided tour on the first floor. It was fascinating to see the legislative houses, statues and plaques.
Visited 8/6/22 Building is nice with amazing architecture. You have to go through metal detector but it’s basically a self guided tour where you can visit a few of the rooms on the first floor.
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