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Maryland State House, Annapolis

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Government Building · Historic Site
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.

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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  • Beautiful grounds in a beautiful little town. Note that all museums and the USNA are all closed for tours still due to Covid. Once life opens back up again, we'll be back to visit!  more »
  • Beautiful spot at the top of Main Street looking out on the historical streets around. Plan ahead in the time of COVID but always worth a stop even if just to walk the outside grounds & enjoy all the....  more »
  • Nice state house to visit. It has historical rooms and photos of past politians, a statue of George Washington in the back left room giving his resignation, and lots of pieces of text which give description of the items and photos in each room. Great place to come for a school field trip or with young children. 4 stars because there isn't a whole lot to see but it's still a really good place. FYI: make sure to bring your ID!
  • Interesting historical capitol building. You have access on second floor and you can take pics. Free entrance and free tour. You need to have Id.

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