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Experience Maryland’s rich history, art, and culture through an engaging museum, robust research library, and events scheduled throughout the year.

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Connect with the American story at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. We invite you to ask questions, make discoveries, learn something new, and be inspired by the past as we look to the future.

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.

Altogether, the Maryland Center for History and Culture houses one of the country’s largest collections of state heritage maintained by a private, nonprofit institution. Come see it for yourself.

Hours & Admission Tickets

Hours 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday—Saturday (new limited hours due to COVID-19) Museum information The museum and store reopen […]

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Directions & Parking

Parking at the Maryland Center for History and Culture is free on a first come, first served basis.

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FAQs

Read some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have questions that are not answered here, email info@mdhistory.org. Questions […]

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Accessibility

Learn how to easily access our parking, building entrances, and programs and tours.

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Group Tours

Interested in a group tour at the Maryland Center for History and Culture? Guided tours are available by appointment, Wednesday […]

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Nearby the MCHC

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is proud to be a part of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon cultural district. The […]

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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.

100+ Years of the Maryland Historical Magazine

Read past issues digitized through a partnership with the Maryland State Archives. Enjoy print copies mailed to you with membership.

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Let Us Host Your Event

Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon cultural district in Baltimore, one block from the Washington Monument, we offer a truly unique venue for special events.

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Receive free admission, our bi-annual scholarly journal, and discounts on event tickets and museum store items.

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