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Visitor's Frequently Asked Questions



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  • Is the State House open to the public?

    Effective July 7, 2021, Maryland's State of Emergency has been lifted, and the State House is officially reopened at full capacity.

    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 8:30 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 Department of Legislative Services educational tours of the Maryland General Assembly legislative complex for groups only, visit the Visitors Program webpage. Visitors Program group tours are by advance reservation only on weekdays.


    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 410-260-6418. There is no charge for tours, but donations are encouraged to support the interpretation of the building.

  • Are reservations required for the tours?

    For information about Department of Legislative Services educational tours of the Maryland General Assembly legislative complex for groups only, visit the Visitors Program webpage. Visitors Program group tours are by advance reservation only on weekdays.

  • 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 additional 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