Hours & Admission Tickets
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday
Read about our safety procedures.
The H. Furlong Baldwin Library has reopened! As of July 1, appointments are no longer necessary for Main Reading Room visits. Special Collections visits remains by appointment only. Learn more about our procedures and make an appointment via our Plan Your Visit page. ***
**Please Note: The Library and Museum will be opening at noon on Friday, September 17th to accommodate a staff training.**
Main Reading Room Hours
Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (limited hours)
Mean Reading Room Collections include reference and history books, microfilm, and genealogical resources.
Special Collections Hours
Wednesday – Friday and the second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. (by appointment only and limited hours)
Special Collections include manuscripts, photographs, rare books and pamphlets, maps, and other archival materials.
The Maryland Center for History and Culture is closed on the following holidays: Easter Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
Admission is FREE for members of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, and FREE for everyone on the First Thursday and Second Saturday of the month.
$6 Students with ID
$6 Children 3-18
$6 Library admission only
Free for Children under 3
Free Admission Programs
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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