AAA Editor Notes
Maryland State House, 100 State Cir., is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. It was begun in 1772 and finished 7 years later. The Maryland State House served as the first peacetime capitol of the United States and is the only state house to have served as the nation's capitol. In the Old Senate Chamber, George Washington resigned his commission as the commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1783, and Thomas Jefferson accepted his position as the first United States minister plenipotentiary to foreign governments in 1784. The most significant event, however, took place Jan. 14, 1784, when the Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American Revolution.
More than two dozen statues, plaques and memorials are housed within the building and on the grounds.
Note: Adults must present a valid photo ID to enter.