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Hours & Ticketing

Museum Ticketing & Hours

NOTE: MCHC will be closed to the public for the Independence Day Holiday on July 4 and 5, 2024.

Due to hourly capacity limits, it is strongly encouraged that you book your ticket in advance. See below for admission rates and be sure to join or renew your membership for FREE admission to Maryland Center for History and Culture


$12 – Adults
$10 – Seniors
$9 – Students

FREE – Members and Children under 2.


Enjoy free Museum admission and visiting hours extended until 8:00 pm on the first Thursday of every month. Advance ticket reservations are recommended.


10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday

(With extended hours the first Thursday of each month until 8:00pm)

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is closed to the public on the following holidays: Easter, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Read about our safety procedures.

Library Ticketing & Hours

The H. Furlong Baldwin Library has reopened. Appointments are not necessary for the Main Reading Room but Special Collections visits are by appointment only.


Library admission is included when paying for museum ticket. All library visitors must register upon arrival. If visiting the library ONLY the following admission rates apply:

$6 – Non-members

FREE – Members, children under 18, and students with ID

Reading Room Hours

Wednesday–Friday and the second Saturday of each month, 10 am5 pm

The main Reading Room includes reference and history books, microfilm, and genealogical resources.

Special Collections Hours

WednesdayFriday and the second Saturday of each month, 10 am—5 pm (by appointment only)

Special Collections include manuscripts, photographs, rare books and pamphlets, maps, and other archival materials.

Learn more about the library’s visitation policies here.

Free Museum Admission Programs

reciprocal visitors to mchc

Visitors with a reciprocal membership benefit through the Time Travelers, North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, Greater Baltimore Historical Alliance (GBHA), or the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are granted free admission to the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Museum and Library. Visitors taking advantage of one of these reciprocal programs may reserve a ticket by calling the Visitor Services Desk at 410.685.3750 x.0.

museums for all and blue star museums

MCHC is a proud member of Museums for All and Blue Star Museums free-admission programs. Free admission is applicable for the Museum ONLY and must be redeemed in person. Visit the program websites for more information about benefits and qualifications for each. Note: The Blue Star Museums program runs from Armed Forces Day in May through Labor Day each year.

Group Tours

For Group Tours of 20 or less, use the Booking Form.