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Jewish Museum of Maryland

15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-732-6400
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Ranked #27 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Jewish Museum of Baltimore encompasses two historic synagogues, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845 and the third oldest standing synagogue... more »
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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice, small museum with changing special exhibits in addition to permanent exhibits. Lovely gift shop. Be sure to visit ancient mikveh next door. We ate at Attman's Deli when finished at the Jewish Museum and were not disappointed...long line, though. Check it out.

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Owings Mills
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been to the Jewish Museum of MD on many occassions and have always found the exhibits there to be interesting and enjoyable. It may not be the biggest museum around (it has 2 exhibit halls / rooms), but they do a great job with what they have. Also, they have something most museums don't - 2 wonderful historic... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the guided tour which lasted over a hour. We learned about the Jewish immigrants to Baltimore in the early and mid 1800's. We were able to go inside the 2 Synagogues and learned about their unique history.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the best Jewish Museums of Art and Culture in the world. Love the different exhibits, even the store is a hidden gem. What more can I say! Visit when in Baltimore!

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North Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this Museum. We had our young grandson with us so we only visited the special exhibit on the Civil War but thought it was excellent and were very glad we made the effort to go and will go again to see the rest of the museum.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We've enjoyed the Jewish Museum when we have visited - a great chronology of Jewish history particularly in Baltimore. Well worth a visit.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,567 reviews 1,567 reviews
869 attraction reviews
1,480 helpful votes 1,480 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went to this museum because my wife was interested in an exhibit on maj jong which was closing in a few days. They had that and much more--an hour long informative tour took us into two wonderful old synagogues. One in Greek Revival style, the Lloyd St. Synagogue, was built in 1845 and has the original stained glass windows--on... More

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Evanston, IL 60202
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We saw the intact interiors of two old and elegant synagogues (one is the 3rd oldest in the United States), and the guide conveyed the history of these places - which is complex, fascinating, and a great window into the history of Jews in America more generally - by way of lively monologues in the voice of two 19th-century rabbis.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The two synagogues that make up the museum are interesting in and of themselves, but in addition the museum has special exhibits about Jewish history that extend beyond these facilities. When we visited, the special exhibits were about Jews in the Civil War and the history of the neighborhood in which the museum finds itself. The docent who took us... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have visited this Jewish Museum several times. The most recent visit was in December for a couple of lectures on the role of Jews in the Civil War and especially to tour their newest exhibit about Jews and the Civil War. The museum has two exhibits, one is constantly changing, and your entrance fee also includes a tour of... More

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