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Hours & Ticketing


Heads up, visitors: Beginning May 26, our ticket prices for the museum are changing! See our updated pricing below and be sure to join or renew your membership for FREE free admission to Maryland Center for History and Culture. Due to hourly capacity limits, it is strongly encouraged that you book your ticket in advance.

FREE – Members and Children under 2.

$19 – Adults
$18 – Seniors
$17 – Students

Museum Hours & After Hours Evenings

Spend more time with The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination unlimited, exploring the works of this Maryland legend! Beginning June 1, 2023 MCHC will offer After Hours Evenings every Thursday from 5pm-8pm.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday–Saturday

10:00 pm –5:00 pm Sunday

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

Read about our safety procedures.

Library 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.

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. In 2022 we are also offering special reciprocal offers through The Maryland Zoo. Membership cards must be active and presented at the time of visit. Learn more here.

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.