Maryland State House


America’s First Peacetime Capitol and the oldest state house still in legislative use.

Completed in 1779, it was the site of nationally important events during the American Revolution, including George Washington’s resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army from the army, and the ratfication of the Treaty of Paris. The rich architecture and history of the building was recognized in 1960 when the State House was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

The Maryland General Assembly convenes in the Maryland State House for three months each year. The governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House of Delegates and president of the Senate all have their offices in the historic building. Read more…