Hours & Ticketing
Museum Ticketing & Hours
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
$19 – Adults
$18 – Seniors
$17 – Students
FREE – Members and Children under 2.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday–Sunday (Open until 8:00pm on Thursdays)
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.
The Maryland Center for History and Culture is closed to the public on the following holidays: Easter Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day 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 am—5 pm
The main Reading Room includes reference and history books, microfilm, and genealogical resources.
Special Collections Hours
Wednesday—Friday 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.
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