Last updated: 9/14/2020
Baltimore, Maryland
Street Address
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
Mailing Address
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
phone: 410-685-3750
e-mail: info@mdhistory.org
web: www.mdhistory.org/
Hours
MUSEUM REOPENS TO GENERAL PUBLIC: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
(new limited hours due to COVID-19)
Library will reopen on Wednesday, October 7. In response to COVID-19
Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Admissions

Fee is charged.

$6 Library admission only

Adults: $9
Seniors: $7
Members: free
Students (): $6
Children under 3: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Mark Letzer, President & CEO
Jennifer Michael, Director of Communications & Marketing
Description

We are a statewide resource headquartered in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood cultural district. Our museum features more than 1,000 objects on display in 15 permanent and rotating exhibition galleries. Our library houses 7 million books, documents, manuscripts, and photographs available for research and scholarship.

We are a statewide resource headquartered in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood cultural district. Our museum features more than 1,000 objects on display in 15 permanent and rotating exhibition galleries. Our library houses 7 million books, documents, manuscripts, and photographs available for research and scholarship.

Maryland history and culture await you. Explore new onsite exhibitions – Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters, and Wild and Untamed: Dunton’s Discovery of the Baltimore Album Quilts. The Spectrum of Fashion will reopen through December 2020.

Artifact Collections

Artifacts collection: American and Maryland historical artifacts including furniture, paintings, silver, textiles, civil war materials, original manuscript of the Star Spangled Banner, Tench Tilghman's revolutionary war uniform, and Benjamin Bannaker's almanac.

Research Collections

maps, books, genealogical records, photographs, student research center, etc

Educational Programs

teacher workshops, tours, lectures, special events, student research center

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

Maryland Historical Magazine:

Published by the Maryland Center for History and Culture since 1906, the Maryland Historical Magazine is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal read widely by specialist as well as general audiences. The magazine is an indispensable resource for scholars, teachers, families, librarians, archivists, students, independent researchers, and the general public.

Book Publishing:

Since its founding in 1844, publishing has been central to the mission of the Maryland Historical Society, which owns and operates the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Currently, more than 100 book titles in the Library of Congress collection bear the Maryland Historical Society’s imprint. These engaging, thoroughly researched stories continue to contribute to our knowledge of Maryland’s past. Please see our website for manuscript submission protocol.

Friends of the Press

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is committed to discovering and publishing the finest new research on Maryland history. Since 2005, Friends of the Press has raised funds to bring new titles into print. Join us in filling in the unwritten pages of Maryland history.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Buy Our Books at the Museum Store

Browse and order books online through our Museum Store. Or visit the Museum Store in person, Wednesday through Saturday during listed hours.

Make History with Us - Host Your Event Here!

By hosting an event with us, you’ll be giving your guests an experience they’ll never forget, surrounded by over 400 years of Maryland history and culture. We are proud of our unique spaces, exceptional amenities, and popular location, all at an affordable price. With our beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for events, exciting museum atmosphere, and the best catering in Maryland, we are confident you will be happy with any event you hold at the MCHC. We also offer discounts for members.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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CONFERENCES
March 11 - March 14, 2023
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museum's 2023 Annual Conference!
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March 14 - March 17, 2023
Memphis, Tennessee
2023 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference: Unfinished Revolutions
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April 23 - April 26, 2023
San Antonio, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2023 San Antonio
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