Photos courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor
Located in the heart of downtown Annapolis, the Maryland State House offers a glance at some of the best decorations in the area.
Built in the 1770’s, the State House is open to the public and allows visitors to take self-guided tours through its historical chambers every day of the year excluding Christmas and New Years Day. It is the only state house to have once served as the nation’s capitol during the final year of the Revolutionary War. According to the Maryland State Archives, the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
This year, Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan welcomed garden clubs from each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions to decorate Christmas trees at the State House. From Allegany County’s Garden Club of Cumberland to Wicomico County’s Four Seasons Garden Club, each jurisdiction’s tree is labeled and decorated to represent its region.
“I can’t think of a better way to get into the holiday spirit than by decorating Christmas trees with Marylanders from all parts of the state,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to thank all of the participating garden clubs for putting their time, talents, and creativity into helping to deck the halls of the State House.”
If you’re unable to make it to Annapolis before the new year, take a holiday tour of the Maryland State House and surrounding area in the above photos.