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Maryland State House

Maryland National Historic Landmark

Maryland State House Historic Marker; photo by fw_gadget on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Maryland State House

Built 1772–1779
Capitol of the United States
November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784

In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the Continental Congress December 23, 1783. Here, January 14, 1784, Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris to end the Revolutionary war and May 7, 1784 appointed Thomas Jefferson plenipotentiary. From here, September 14, 1786, the Annapolis convention issued the call to the states that led to the Constitutional Convention.

A registered National Historic Landmark
Maryland Historical Society