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Maryland State House, Annapolis

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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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful place, loads of history. Multiple locals kept telling us it was a must-do - glad we went. My favorites were the room where George Washington resigned his commission (unheard of in those... 
    Beautiful place, loads of history. Multiple locals kept telling us it was a must-do - glad we went. My favorites were the room where George Washington resigned his commission (unheard of in those...  more »
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  • 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.
  • We visited on a cold and rainy New Year's Day, so the building wasn't open. However, it was still nice to walk around the grounds and look at the older architecture. I promise the kids enjoyed it more than they appear to be in this picture. 😅 It's a pretty easy walk around the entire circle that goes around it.
  • Great building. The smallest capital building complex overall in the country. Met some friendly legislators around the building. I’m the guy. It is the oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use. I’m the guy who juggled at all 50 state Capitol buildings. Instagram @ nukeyhov YouTube @ nukeyhov
  • It is always great to visit places of historical significance. It is free to enter, but a donation is recommended. There are some great artifacts and paintings to view. Does not take long to visit.

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