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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 the MCHC. We also offer discounts for members.

Included in all of our rentals are the use of 60” round catering tables, 32” high-top cocktail tables, 41-48” bistro tables, 6’ rectangular tables, and basic padded chairs. A selection of linens and chair upgrades are available to rent for an extra fee. At no extra cost, guests have access to free onsite parking.

Download our Private Events Guide for more information about planning your event at the 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 rentals@mdhistory.org. Or fill out an Event Inquiry Form:

Business & Nonprofit Events

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Weddings

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Did you know?

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

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Mary Katherine Goddard’s 1777 broadside was the first of its kind to feature the names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Broadside of Declaration of Independence.

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