Visitor's Frequently Asked Questions



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  • Is the State House open to the public?

    The building is open to the public every day of the year except Christmas and New Years Day. Photo ID is required for all adults and bags and backpacks will be searched. Metal detectors are in operation.
  • Are there free tours of the building?

    The State House is open to the public 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.

    For information about the Maryland General Assembly's educational programs, which might include a State House tour, see: http://dls.state.md.us and click on "Visit Us" or call the Department of Legislative Services Visitors Program Coordinator at 410-946-5400/ 301-970-5400 or 1-800-492-7122 ext 5400. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.


    The Office of Interpretation is a program of the Maryland State Archives. 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.

  • Are reservations required for the tours?

    No reservations are needed to visit the State House.

    For information about the Maryland General Assembly's educational programs, which might include a State House tour, see: http://dls.state.md.us and click on "Visit Us" or call the Department of Legislative Services Visitors Program Coordinator at 410-946-5400/ 301-970-5400 or 1-800-492-7122 ext 5400. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

  • Are there any other exhibits in the State Office Complex in Annapolis for visitors to see?

    Yes
    In the Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Senate Building there are exhibits on all four floors:

      Ground floor: "Treasures from the Maryland State Archives"

      Second floor: Changing exhibits relating to Maryland institutions and history

      Third floor:"Colonial Encounters in the Chesapeake: The Natural World of Native Americans, Europeans and Africans, 1585-1800

      Fourth floor: "A Priceless Legacy: Charles Carroll of Carrollton's Papers and the History of Maryland.


    In the Casper R. Taylor House of Delegates Building there is a historical exhibit about the important events that have taken place in the State House and the history of the State House.

    Both of these buildings are within a block of the State House.

    Please note that these two buildings are open from Monday - Friday only.