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Maryland Historical Society

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Address: 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-685-3750
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Housing a priceless collection of more than 200,000 objects, this museum...
Housing a priceless collection of more than 200,000 objects, this museum displays a significant number of Maryland cultural artifacts plus items such as dolls and toys that provide a glimpse of everyday life in Maryland.
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Amazing display of Peale paintings. Exhibits of Maryland in the Civil War and of Maryland furniture were excellent. Spent two hours there, just absorbing. Great museum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Amazing display of Peale paintings. Exhibits of Maryland in the Civil War and of Maryland furniture were excellent. Spent two hours there, just absorbing. Great museum!

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The museum was filled with interesting Civil War and War of 1812 artifacts, highlighted with fabulous, detailed explanations. They have a very nice art collection and furniture collection. I was pleasantly surprised overall. The $9 charge is well worth it, especially as it goes to the upkeep of the facility. Building is well lit and has a nice flow to... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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252 reviews 252 reviews
117 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stumbled across this museum when we noticed the huge Nipper display on the roof. The Maryland Historical Society had outstanding exhibits of local furniture, silver, quilts, and the Civil War. I enjoyed the exhibit on Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and my husband was partial to the exhibits from the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The art was first... More 

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Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

First visit for my friend and me. She is a born and bred Marylander...I am a transplant but have lived here since 1979. We went especially to see the exhibit on Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and waled in on the stitching of the American Flag, so we were invited to add our stitches which we gladly did. The exhibit was very... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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638 reviews 638 reviews
228 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

As a Marylander I found the Historical Society fascinating. There are bits and pieces of Maryland all over the place including furniture, silver, quilts, paintings, Baltimore painted screens, primitive art, pottery, embroidered purses, shoes, weather vanes, beer bottles, nearly everything to do with Maryland History. It's all well marked. The historical exhibits, particularly those of the War of 1812 and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed all of the exhibits and learning how much of a role Baltimore played in American History. I really enjoyed seeing the guns that they had that were actually fired in the Pratt Street riots, one of the first battles of the Civi War. They have a very interesting display on Slavery in Maryland as well as a map... More 

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Sparta NJ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Really enjoyed the 1812 and Civil War in Baltimore exhibits. Well done and made interesting for what happened locally. Worth the visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Baltimore specific history at your disposal. Exhibits change frequently. Great learning space for the kids.

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Newport News, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The exhibits covering Maryland in the Civil War (including a splotch of the first blood drawn, that is, from the Pratt Street riot), and the War of 1812 are superb - with one Glaring exception. The Peale art gallery and 1700s-era toys are also fascinating, yet I was left wondering what the RCA dog's state/city significance is. Lacking is any... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I was pleasantly greeted at the information desk, and after paying my $6 fee, was directed to the research library (to do genealogy research). At the front desk of the library, I was directed to the gentleman who is in charge of all genealogy research. I've looked at microfilms records before, but these were impossible to read, and the gentleman... More 

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