Maryland State House

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Maryland State House


Built c. 1772-1779, the Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous use. It was home to the Continental Congress from November 1783 to August 1784, and is the only state house to have served as the nation’s capital.

*The State House is open every day from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., except Christmas and New Years Day.
To help make your visit to the Maryland State House more enjoyable, and to provide you with an understanding of its rich and historic past, self-guided tour information is available in the Office of Interpretation on the first floor.

**Please note that security measures are in place at the State House and other state buildings. Picture ID is required for entrance and metal detectors are in operation.

**Specialized curatorial tours of the building and its artwork can be arranged by appointment by calling 410.260.6445. There is no charge for tours, but donations are encouraged to support the interpretation of the building.


View a copy of the Maryland State House Visitor’s Brochure.

View more information on the Charles Willson Peale painting of Washington, Lafayette, and Tilghman at Yorktown which hangs in the Senate Committee Room.

Visitor Information

Virtual Experiences:

Take a Virtual Tour of the Maryland State House and explore three centuries of legislative history. The Department of Legislative Services has also created a 3D Virtual Tour of the State House.

Virtual Tour

Join Kat Spitzer from VisitAnnapolis as she takes you on a tour of the Maryland State House, where she discovers a little history behind George Washington’s resignation as Commander in Chief:


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