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.
There are two guided tour options for groups: LIVE Virtual Visits and In-Person Tours. In each option, a Visitors Program Tour Guide will engage your group LIVE in exploring the Maryland State House and the Thurgood Marshall Memorial. Groups can also opt during the reservation process to add the Senate Office Building and/or House Office Building to the guided tour.
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.
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.
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. Any groups desiring to host the visit LIVE on their online meeting platform (Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, or Skype) can express this in the Additional Comments section of the Request Form.
Request an In-Person Tour:
Adult Groups; School Groups; Youth Groups: complete this In-Person Group Tour Request Form
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.