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Private Events

Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon cultural district in Baltimore, one block west of the Washington Monument, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is a truly unique and historic venue for your next event. As Maryland’s oldest operating cultural institution, we have hosted events for more than 175 years, ranging from weddings and family parties to corporate events and nonprofit fundraisers.

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Make History with Us

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 MCHC. We also offer discounts for members.

Please note that France Hall will be offline for major renovations from May through December 2024.

Download our Private Events Guide for more information about planning your event at MCHC, including our list of approved caterers.

Book a private tour and facility walkthrough with Scott Rubin, Director of Private Events and Visitor Experience, at Or fill out an Event Inquiry Form:

Business & Nonprofit Events

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Passion and Purpose Community Gallery

This space is intentionally designed to be a place for people to gather together, reflect on the stories heard in the exhibition, and gain inspiration from activist organizations and projects throughout Maryland.


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Maryland history is full of exciting details and little known coincidences. New things are ready to be discovered every day!

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Claire McCardell, a fashion designer from Frederick, Maryland, is credited with creating the “American Look” of sportswear and the Popover dress.
Photograph of designer Claire McCardell.

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