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Maryland State House
Based on 174 traveler reviews
DC Trip 2014
Oct 30, 2014 by: NCTraveler27616 from Raleigh, North Carolina
we visited on the weekend so it was really quiet. they do regular government business during the day, during the week. there is security screening, so pack light if you're planning a day in Annapolis. the area surrounding the State House is not that spread out, so you can spend the day just wandering around looking at other historic sites, shops, & restaurants. wear comfortable shoes, & plan on paying to park.
Small but historic
Oct 04, 2014 by: Ohiosoccermom68 from Ohio
The State House is a wonderful old building with so much American history. It sits on its own quiet circle. We wandered around but did not take any tour. Lovely just to sit on the grounds.
Oct 01, 2014 by: 788jackw from Alliance, Ohio
The oldest State House in the US, built in 1772-1779. It's cool to see and be in such a historic building. Nothing much was happening when we were there but it was nice to go in and look around
It's a good thing that it's free
Sep 24, 2014 by: Ernest R from Baltimore, Maryland
Convenient to downtown Annapolis, there's public parking, and plenty of other sites nearby. The State House is the oldest legislative building still in use as such in the country. The surprises in here include a depiction of General George Washington resigning his commission, historical paintings and a tour of the General Assembly floor. Unfortunately, tours of the wooden dome are not usually granted so we didn't see that but we were told that there were no nails holding it together, just wooden pegs. Good jumping off point for other attractions.
Interesting and free
Sep 23, 2014 by: zzyzzx from Baltimore, MD
There is not much to this, but it is free, very historic, and pretty interesting. Note that you do have to go through a metal detector to get in. Also, you have to use the door that is at the top of a bunch of steps in the front of the building (might be an issue for some). The front being the side of the building that is away from the water. The tour is self guided only on one floor of the building.
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