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Visit Government Buildings in Maryland and D.C.

Maryland's proximity to Washington, DC means visitors to Maryland can enjoy visiting government buildings in the nation's capital, as well as in Maryland.

In fact, the Maryland State House in Annapolis once was the capital of the United States. This is where George Washington resigned his military commission in 1783; his personal copy of the speech he gave at his resignation is displayed in the Rotunda. Visitors can take either a self-guided or guided tour of the building every day except Christmas and New Year's. You can also visit the nearby Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Senate Building to view exhibits about Maryland history.

Head into the District of Columbia from suburban Maryland to explore buildings belonging to the federal government, including the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court. You can also visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for a tour that shows how money is printed. Tours are also available at the Treasure Department, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives.