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Hours & Admission

Museum Hours

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday–Saturday

12:00 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 and 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. As of July 1, 2021 appointments are no longer necessary for Main Reading Room visits. Special Collections visits remains by appointment only.

PLEASE NOTE: The Reading Room and Special Collections will be opening at 11:30am, instead of 10:00am, on Wednesday, March 29.

Main Reading Room Hours

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

Mean Reading Room Collections include 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.


Admission is FREE for members of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, and FREE for everyone on the First Thursday and Second Sunday of the month.

Non-Member Admission:

$9 Adults
$7 Seniors
Free admission for children under 18 and students with ID (both Museum and Library)

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.