Educational Tours of the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Complex 

The Visitors Program in the Department of Legislative Services serves Members of the Maryland General Assembly, their staff, and public constituents by offering free educational tours of the legislative complex to groups on weekdays by advance reservation only. Two weeks advance notice is requested. There is a limit to how many groups the Visitors Program can reserve each weekday.

Our tours focus on learning about (1) the history of the General Assembly, the Maryland State House and other parts of the legislative complex; (2) the General Assembly as a representative body; and (3) the legislative process and the importance of public input in that process.

UPDATE: Visitors Program In-Person Group Tours have been paused in the interest of COVID-19 public health safety until at least February 14, 2022. In early February, this webpage will be updated on the future status of in-person tours. **Please see the end of this webpage to learn how Group Leaders can make conditional in-person group tour requests for February 14, 2022, and later dates.**

Group Leaders are highly encouraged to request LIVE, guided Virtual Visits which are continuing without interruption. Our popular Virtual Visits will engage your group LIVE in visiting more of the Maryland General Assembly’s legislative complex than is possible on an in-person tour and can include screening the General Assembly’s “The Legislative Process” video (shown only during Virtual Visits)!

How to Request a Guided Group Tour

Group Leaders: please start the Visitor Program’s reservation process by submitting the relevant online Request Form below.

Request a LIVE Virtual Visit:

Adult Groups (Post-secondary school age groups and above): complete this Virtual Visit Request Form

School Groups and Youth Groups (3rd grade through 12th grade age groups): complete this Virtual Visit Request Form

    • School Group Leaders: Our Tour Guides often deliver LIVE Virtual Visits during teachers’ scheduled classroom sessions. 

The Visitors Program prefers to host the Virtual Visit LIVE on our Zoom meeting platform. Groups desiring to host the visit LIVE on their online meeting platform (Zoom, Google Meet, or MS Teams) can select that option in the Request Form.

Request an In-Person Tour: **Visitors Program In-Person Group Tours have been paused in the interest of COVID-19 public health safety until February 14, 2022. Group Leaders may submit an In-Person Group Tour Request for February 14, 2022 and later dates under the condition that their tour will automatically be converted to a live, guided Virtual Visit should the pause be extended to include their requested tour date**

Adult Groups; School Groups; Youth Groups: complete this In-Person Group Tour Request Form (Note: Per the above ** information, the Visitors Program is accepting In-Person Group Tour Request Forms only for dates February 14, 2022, and later on a conditional basis.)

Group Leaders must agree to the Visitors Program’s COVID-19 Related Policies for In-Person Group Tours as the first step in the In-Person Tour Request Form. Among other things, these policies affect the maximum number of people from one group that the Visitors Program can reserve for one visit date. Leaders of larger groups should consider requesting a LIVE, guided Virtual Visit, which can best accommodate large groups on one visit date.