Guided Tours

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: 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.

A number of private tour operators also provide tours of Annapolis and the State House.

Security Requirements

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